After two months of open qualifiers and extremely competitive VCT Challengers, we have finally reached VCT Masters Reykjavík, in which a total of 12 qualified teams will battle against each other for the ultimate title and a massive prize pool.
In addition to this, the winners will also get a chance to book a slot in the final tournament of the year, i.e., the VALORANT Champions. VCT Masters Reykjavík is the first VALORANT international tournament in 2022, and Riot Games has revealed its complete details, including its start date, schedule, format, and more.
VCT Masters Reykjavík Start Date and Format
VCT Masters Reykjavík will begin on April 10, and the teams will fight in different stages to reach the final match, which will be taking place on April 24. The tournament will begin with a double-elimination GSL style group play which means that four teams per group will play two opening matches.
The two winners will be fighting for the final spot in the winners match that will decide the overall winner of the group stage. So to summarise the format, a total of eight teams will face off against each other in the opening match that will result in two winners and two losers.
This is followed by an eight-team double-elimination bracket where the top four teams of their region are seeded in the bracket already. The remaining eight teams will be drawn into two groups based on their respective final placements at Challenger events.
VCT Masters Reykjavík Masters Qualified Teams
As mentioned earlier, to qualify for VCT Masters Reykjavík, teams need to earn the spots by competing in the VCT Challengers in their respective regions and the top-seeded teams who have earned their place in the playoffs. On the other side, the second seed teams have to play group stages to qualify for the playoffs.
Teams Qualified for Playoffs
- G2 Esports (EMEA)
- The Guard (North America)
- LOUD (Brazil)
- Paper Rex (APAC)
Teams Qualified for Group Stage
- Fnatic (EMEA)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Brazil)
- DRX (Korea)
- ZETA DIVISION (Japan)
- Optic Gaming (North America)
- XERXIA (APAC)
- KRÜ Esports (LATAM)
- Team Liquid (EMEA)
VCT Masters Reykjavík Schedule
Here is the complete schedule for the group and bracket stage of the event, along with the grand finals.
Group Stage Schedule
- April 10 (Sunday) – 8:00 AM PDT
- April 11 (Monday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 12 (Tuesday) – 8:00 AM PDT
- April 13 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM PDT
Bracket Stage Schedule
- April 14 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 15 (Friday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 16 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 17 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 18 (Monday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 22 (Friday) – 10:00 AM PDT
- April 23 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM PDT (Lower Finals)
- April 24 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM PDT (Finals)
Additional details about the match schedule will be posted in the coming days.
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Where to watch VCT Masters Reykjavík
The tournament will be live-streamed on Valorant’s official Twitch and Youtube channels. It will be broadcasted in numerous languages; however, unfortunately, due to COVD-19 restrictions, the event won’t be available for live audiences. Here is the list of some of the official live stream channels.
- VALORANT Champions Tour (English)
- VALORANT Regional League TR (Turkish)
- VALORANT Champions Tour (Russian)
Masters Reykjavík is definitely going to be quite exciting to watch. Godspeed to the teams and may the best team win!
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