The second Masters Event of the VALORANT Championship Tour is going to take place on LAN, and in Iceland.
VALORANT esports is set to go International as Riot Games has announced the first LAN event for its FPS game. The VALORANT Champions Tour will take place at the same venue as the MSI 2021 in Iceland.
The VALORANT Championship Tour is scheduled for May 24-30. Riot Games has scheduled the event one day after the conclusion of MSI 2021 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The tournament will feature the top ten teams competing in a LAN environment for the first time.
Despite being a LAN event, the Reykjavík Masters event will not accommodate a live audience. Teams will also have to quarantine upon arrival in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For VALORANT fans though, this is one of the biggest news in recent months. The game has not an International LAN Event since launch and the Reykjavík Masters will see the best players compete against each other behind closed doors.
What is the VCT Masters Reykjavík?
VCT Masters Reykjavík is the second VALORANT Masters event. The first event kicks off on March 11 but will take place online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“VCT Masters Reykjavik is our next big step in further establishing VALORANT as the fastest-growing global esport,” said Whalen Rozelle, Riot Games’ Senior Director of Esports. “We have some of the most passionate fans around the world, and we’re committed to giving them a live event so that they can see how their favorite teams stack up internationally for the first time ever.”
Teams can qualify for the VCT Stage 2 Masters event via the regional challenger events. Successful teams in this tournament earn VCT points which will help them qualify for the VCT Champions events later in the year.
Riot Games Partners With Verizon
The League of Legends developer also announced a partnership with telecom giant Verizon. Verizon already has business familiarity with Riot Games having sponsored the VALORANT First Strike: North America. The American Multinational company is now extending its sponsorship to all of the VALORANT Championship Tour as the official 5G wireless network provider. Verizon is also sponsoring the MSI 2021 tournament that will take place at the same venue prior to this event.
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