VCT Stage 1 Masters definitely won't be what we all expected it to be, especially when it comes to qualified teams. But does that make us look forward to it less? No, quite the opposite – the history of Valorant esports is being written before our eyes, and we want this event as soon as possible.
Apart from esports, it is at this event that we will probably learn about the new Agent, map and future plans of the developers. We are confident that many of you share our excitement, which is why we have compiled all the information you may need to follow this tournament!
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavík: All Teams
Let's start with the 12 teams that managed to qualify for the event. If you're not up-to-date with competitive Valorant, we warn you that it can be a little weird looking through this list.
|Sayaplayer, trent, valyn, neT, JonahP||North America||#1|
|FNS, yay, Victor, Marved, crashies||North America||#2|
Mixhwell, nukkye, AvovA, hoody, Meddo
|Fnatic||Derke, Boaster, Mistic, Magnum, TBD (stand-in)||EMEA||#2|
|Team Liquid||ScreaM, Nivera, Jamppi, L1NK, soulcas||EMEA||#3|
|Paper Rex||Benkai, d4v41, f0rsakeN, Jinggg, mindfreak||APAC||#1|
|XERXIA||Surf, foxz,, sScary, Crws, sushiboys||APAC||#2|
|KRÜ Esports||delz1k, Mazino, NagZ, Klaus, keznit||LATAM||#1|
|LOUD||pANcada, Sacy, Saadhak, aspas, Less|
|ZETA DIVISION||Laz, crow, Dep, SugarZ3ro, TENNN|
|stax||stax, Rb, Zest, BuZz, MaKo||Korea||#1|
LATAM vs Brazil
It's also worth mentioning 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 took over their slot.
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Tournament Format
Huh, winning a Challengers tournament was actually a bigger deal than anyone thought. Unlike previous VCT tournaments, the Playoffs bracket will be held in a Double-Elimination format. Moreover, the four top seeded teams from the most competitive regions will advance directly to the Playoffs! Those regions are:
- EMEA (G2 Esports)
- North America (The Guard)
- APAC (Paper Rex)
- LATAM vs Brazil (TBA)
And what's up with the other eight teams? These will be divided into two groups that will also be played in a Double-Elimination bracket, with the top 2 teams advancing to the Playoffs.
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Prize Pool Distribution
|VCT Circuit Points|
VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Dates & Stream
The tournament will start on April 10th, and will last for two weeks, ending on April 24th. As usual, we expect the games to be streamed around 04:00PM CEST (3 matches per day) on the official Valorant Twitch channel: