The VCT Stage 2: Masters Reykjavík starts on May 24 and here are the team teams that will compete in the first ever Valorant LAN event.
After months of intense competition and several exciting players, we now have the final team list for VCT Stage 2: Masters Reykjavík. Ten teams will travel to Reykjavík, Iceland for the biggest VALORANT event in history. It is also the first one on LAN.
The ten qualified teams for Masters Reykjavík
Ten teams have qualified for VCT Stage 2: Masters Reykjavík. The tournament kicks off on May 24 and comes to an end on May 30, 2021.
Sentinels may not be the best VALORANT team in the world, but they sure are the most popular. The North American team features some of the biggest names in VALORANT and this is even after Sinatra’s absence.
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo is a massive leap in firepower and helped Sentinels win the VCT 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers Finals. Version1 was trounced 0-3 in the grand finals but the team had already secured its spot on LAN.
This team was the surprise of the North American region. But as the team inched closer to a Reykjavík spot, this roster started accumulating fans. The team carved its way through the lower bracket defeating opponents such as Team Envy, NRG and Cloud9 Blue. With Anthony “vanity” Malaspina and Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro this team has found its footing with a unique aggressive playstyle.
However, the team will be playing with a stand-in at Masters and this is going to be a massive blow to the team. Jamal “jammyz” Bangash will sub in for Maxim “wippie” Shepelev as the latter cannot attend the event due to covid-related visa complications.
After adding Jamppi to the roster, Team Liquid is now one of the hot contenders inf Iceland. Between Jammpi and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, this team has a very high skill ceiling, one that should evoke caution from opponents. Team Liquid remained undefeated in the VCT: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals.
The European team was not a favorite from the region. In fact, over the past few months, Valorant fans can see the slow and steady rise for this roster. In fact, the new roster had very few days of practice and still managed to reach the top two. Fnatic put up an impressive fight against Team Liquid in the finals, eventually losing with a 2-3 score. Can Fnatic make an impact in Iceland? It’s still too early to say, the team has shown a lot of progress in just two days. With more time together, fans should expect better results.
FPS games have traditionally commanded a large fanbase and top-tier players from Brazil. Valorant is no different and Team Vikings is the best from the region. Gustavo “gtnziN” Moura’s Raze is the cornerstone of the team’s playstyle. This is the first opportunity for Brazilian teams to play against international opponents. North American and European teams might just be in for a surprise with the sheer firepower coming out from Brazil.
Sharks is a relatively new team in Brazilian Valorant. The team has not been the most consistent regularly losing to fellow Brazilian rosters. Sharks esports will be an underdog coming into the VCT Masters. But expectations are low for this newly formed roster.
Japan: Crazy Raccoon
Absolute Jupiter was the favorite to qualify for VCT Masters from Japan. But Crazy Raccoon’s improvement over the past few months has been nothing short of impressive. The big change for the team has been the addition of Young-bin “Twinkl” Lim and Yusuke “mun” Ota as coaches. The team’s cohesion and the expansion of their strategic depth have been a big reason for their success.
Korea: Nuturn Gaming
Yea, it’s Nuturn Gaming and not Vision Strikers. Nuturn has been putting up strong results recently, but Korean fans still expected Vision Strikers to come out ahead. But a 2-0 loss in the lower bracket to Nuturn meant that Vision Strikers will not be present in Iceland. Nuturn’s roster is extremely versatile, not only in Agent choices but also in its playstyle. As the only Korean representative in the VCT Masters, Nuturn’s expansive talent might throw up a few surprises.
Southeast Asia: X10 esports
X10 esports, like the SEA region, is still a very untested and unknown quantity. The team has been dominant in Southeast Asia, mostly on the back of Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong’s performance. But how will X10 fare against the big names present at Reykjavík? That’s the fun and excitement of watching the VCT Stage 2: Masters Reykjavík. It will be the culmination of the best teams from across the world in a LAN setting. X10 could be a surprise package, causing quite a few upsets.
Latin America: Kru esports
Kru esports finished in the top three of its last three events winning VCT 2021: LAS Stage 2 Challengers 1 against 9z team. The team is also on an eight-match winstreak against other local opponents. Kru is one of the weakest teams in the tournament and is not expected to go far.