VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: teams, format and prizes…

The first major VCT of the year is about to begin, and once again we’ll be able to watch some high-quality Valorant gameplay in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for it.
A major without Sentinels, Gambit & Acend, wow. | © Riot Games

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.

Team Players Region Regional seed

The guard

sayaplayer, trent, valyn, net, JonahP North America #1

optical game

FNS, yippee, Victor, Marved, crashies North America #2
G2 Esports

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.


Prize money

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:

Are you also in a hurry for the tournament? Let us know on our discord and instagram!

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