VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Teams, Format & Dates

The first VCT major of the year is about to start, and once again, we will be able to watch high-quality Valorant gameplay in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík. Here's everything you need to know to get ready for it.
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A major without Sentinels, Gambit & Acend, wow. | © Riot Games

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.

TeamPlayersRegionRegional Seed

The Guard

Sayaplayer, trent, valyn, neT, JonahPNorth America#1

OpTic Gaming

FNS, yay, Victor, Marved, crashiesNorth America#2
G2 Esports

Mixhwell, nukkye, AvovA, hoody, Meddo

EMEA#1
FnaticDerke, Boaster, Mistic, Magnum, TBD (stand-in)EMEA#2
Team LiquidScreaM, Nivera, Jamppi, L1NK, soulcasEMEA#3
Paper RexBenkai, d4v41, f0rsakeN, Jinggg, mindfreakAPAC#1
XERXIASurf, foxz,, sScary, Crws, sushiboysAPAC#2
KRÜ Esportsdelz1k, Mazino, NagZ, Klaus, keznitLATAM#1
LOUDpANcada, Sacy, Saadhak, aspas, Less

Brazil

#1
ZETA DIVISIONLaz, crow, Dep, SugarZ3ro, TENNN

Japan

#1
staxstax, Rb, Zest, BuZz, MaKoKorea#1
TBDTBD

LATAM vs Brazil

#1

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

Place

Money Prize

VCT Circuit Points
1st$200,000750
2nd

$120,000

500
3rd

$85,000

400
4th$65,000300
5th/6th$40,000250
7th/8th$25,000200
9th/10th

$15,000

150
11th/12th$10,000125

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:


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