VCT Stage 1 Masters will definitely not be what we all expected, especially when it comes to qualifying teams. But does that make us wait any longer? No, quite the contrary – the history of Valorant esports is being written before our eyesand we want this event as soon as possible.
Outside of esports, it’s at this event that we’ll likely learn the new officer, map and future plans from the developers. We’re sure many of you share our excitement, so we’ve compiled all the information you might need to follow this tournament!
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavík: All Teams
Let’s start with the 12 teams who managed to qualify for the event. If you are not up to date with competitive Valorant, we warn you that it can be a little weird browsing through this list.
|sayaplayer, trent, valyn, net, JonahP||North America||#1|
|FNS, yippee, Victor, Marved, crashies||North America||#2|
Mixhwell, nukkye, AvovA, hoodie, Meddo
|fnatic||Derke, Booster, Mistic, Magnum, TBD (sub)||EMEA||#2|
|team liquid||ScreaM, Nivera, Jamppi, L1NK, soulcas||EMEA||#3|
|Rex paper||Benkai, d4v41, f0rsakeN, Jinggg, abnormal||APAC||#1|
|XERXIA||Surfing, foxz, sScary, Crws, sushiboys||APAC||#2|
|KRU Esports||delz1k, Mazino, NagZ, Klaus, keznit||LATAM||#1|
|STRONG||pANcada, Sacy, Saadhak, aspas, Less||
|ZETA DIVISION||Laz, Raven, Dep, SugarZ3ro, TENNN||
|stax||stax, Rb, Zest, BuZz, MaKo||Korea||#1|
|To be determined||To be determined||
LATAM vs Brazil
It should also be mentioned that FunPlus Phoenix also qualified for the tournament, but unfortunately they will participate in the event due to the current situation in Ukraine. And because of that, Team Liquid has taken their place.
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Tournament Format
Huh, winning a Challengers tournament was actually more important than anyone thought. Unlike previous VCT tournaments, the The playoff bracket will be held in a double-elimination format. Besides, the the top four ranked teams from the most competitive regions will advance directly to the Playoffs! These regions are:
- EMEA (G2 Esports)
- North America (The Guard)
- APAC (Paper Rex)
- LATAM vs Brazil (TBD)
And what about the other eight teams? These will be divided into two groups which will also be played in a Double-Elimination bracket, with the the 2 best teams qualify for the Playoffs.
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Breakdown of prize pools
We don’t know the exact prize pool in terms of money. However, we know how many VCT circuit points will be distributed in this tournamentand this is all the more important as it is with these points that you will be entitled to this year’s world championship tournament. However, once we have more information on the tournament’s total prize pool, we will update this section.
|VCT circuit points|
|1st||To be determined||750|
|2nd||To be determined||500|
|3rd||To be determined||400|
|4th||To be determined||300|
|5th/6th||To be determined||250|
|7th/8th||To be determined||200|
|9/10||To be determined||150|
|11/12||To be determined||125|
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Dates & Stream
Tournament will start on April 10and will last two weeks, ending April 24. As usual, we expect the games to be broadcast around 4:00 PM CEST (3 matches per day) on the official Valorant Twitch channel:
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