Riots first international event of the year, VCT Reykjavik will officially kick off April 10.

The first international tournament of the year is finally upon us! Twelve of the best Valorant teams from across the globe will do battle in VCT’s latest LAN, VCT Reykjavik. With Acend, MC3 and Sentinels not in the picture, we are guaranteed to see a new VCT Masters winner. Esports.gg has the rundown on VCT Reykjavik.

Which teams will be competing at VCT Reykjavik?

Twelve of Valorants finest will be competing across a couple of weeks as they bed to become the second VCT Masters Reykjavik champion. With Sentinels failing to qualify, there is guaranteed to be a new Reykjavik champion.

There is a couple of new faces that will be taking to the stage for the first time. One of those is VCT NA Challengers 1 champions The Guard. The North American side made the Cinderella story, climbing through the open qualifiers and eventually booking their ticket to Iceland. Here is the list of teams that will be competing at VCT Masters Reykjavik:

  • G2 Esports – EMEA
  • Fnatic – EMEA
  • Team Liquid – EMEA
  • The Guard – NA
  • OpTic Gaming – NA
  • DRX – Korea
  • Paper Rex – APAC
  • XERXIA -APAC
  • ZETA DIVISION – Japan
  • KRU Esports – LATAM
  • LOUD – Brazil
  • TBD – LATAM vs Brazil playoffs

What is the format for VCT Reykjavik?

Group stage

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Riot Games introduced a new format for Masters Reykjavik. The four top seeds from EMEA, North America, APAC and LATAM & Brazil qualifier will be seeded automatically to the bracket stage.

The eight remaining teams will compete in two GSL groups of four. The top two teams from both groups will join the four 1st seeds in the bracket stage. Each group stage series will be a best-of-three.

Playoffs

The eight remaining teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket. The bracket will feature the four 1st seeds previously mentioned and the four teams that qualified from the group stage. Each series minus the lower bracket final and the grand final will be a best-of-three. The latter two finals will be a best-of-five.

What is the prize pool for VCT Reykjavik?

Although the prize pool is yet to be confirmed, each competing team will be rewarded circuit points which will help later in the calendar. Here is what teams will earn at VCT Reykjavik.

  • 1st: TBD+750 circuit points
  • 2nd: TBD+500 circuit points
  • 3rd: TBD+400 circuit points
  • 4th: TBD+300 circuit points
  • 5th:-6th TBD+250 circuit points
  • 7th-8th: TBD+200 circuit points
  • 9th-10th: TBD+150 circuit points
  • 11th-12th: TBD+125 circuit points

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