Starting December 2021, the VGL Challenger Series represent the official qualification structure for the Vainglory Premier League. You want to compete & play in Vainglory competitively? Make sure to rank up in- game as high as possible before you apply! The top teams will be selected to play in the new tournament structure.

Team Selection Criteria
The selection criteria consists of evaluating the following:
Team past competitive performance
Player past competitive performance
Average MMR (Matchmaking rating) of the 5 players on the starting roster. (The MMR/skill tier of subs does not impact this average, so teams should not hesitate to have backups or emergency subs)

VGL Challengers 2021 – A NEW FORMAT

Challengers will consist of 4 online tournaments in which teams compete for prize money (TBA) and ultimately enough points to qualify them for the Challenge Battles at the end of the season. The prize money will be added here shortly in Euro (€).

Each tournament lasts for three weeks (Single Elim. Bo3) and gives you important points to qualify for the Challenge Battle Qualifier

Week 1 | Round of 16
Week 2 | Quarterfinals
Week 3 | Semifinals & Finals

Tournaments 1 & 2 | Game wins are worth 1 point

Maximum of 8 points for the Winner

Tournaments 3 & 4 | Game wins are worth 2 points

Maximum of 16 points for the Winner


After Tournament 4 concludes, the top 4 teams (based on points accumulated from all Challenger Series tournaments) will enter a online, single-elimination qualifier to determine which 2 teams move on to the Challenge Battles.

Format as Follows:
All series are Best of 3
Series A – 1st seed plays 4th seed
Series B – 2nd seed plays 3rd seed

Winning team from each series moves on to Challenge Battles


Top 8 teams will receive an auto-entry towards tournament 2 and so forth.

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