VALORANT Esports: Stage 1 Masters in Reykjavik has been announced – The VALORANT team has announced the dates of the first international event of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022. It will be the Stage 1 Masters held in Reykjavik. 12 esports teams from across the various regional competitive circuits will be able to qualify for this international event.
Masters returns to Reykjavík! Find out more about the next international VALORANT event here: https://t.co/sKViOZdRQr pic.twitter.com/46cngrX22O
— VALORANT Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports) March 11, 2022
VALORANT Stage 1 Masters: Why was Reykjavik chosen as the host city?
The VALORANT dev team wants to ensure that their international events be played in front of a live audience this year. As most countries in the world have still not eased travel restrictions, Iceland has become a favorable location to host international events for the VCT 2022.
With past events being already held here, the organizers have created a deep relationship and familiarity with the country officials of Iceland. It allows them to arrange the best possible accommodations for all the qualified teams so that they will be able to attend and compete. Apart from all this bureaucracy, Iceland sits in a suitable timezone that allows matches to be favorably scheduled for online audiences on multiple continents.
VALORANT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik: Qualification Slots
As we have mentioned before, 12 esports teams will be able to qualify for the VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters from the 8 regional competitive circuits of VALORANT. The slot distribution for each region will be as follows.
- North America [NA]: 2 teams will qualify.
- Brazil [BR]: 1 team will qualify.
- Latin America + Brazil [LATAM/BR]: 1 team will qualify (teams from both the regions will compete with each other for a second slot in the Stage 1 Masters)
- Latin America [LATAM]: 1 team will qualify.
- Europe, Middle East, and Africa [EMEA]: 3 teams will qualify.
- Korea [KR]: 1 team will qualify.
- Asia-Pacific [APAC]: 2 teams will qualify (Asia Pacific Challengers Playoffs will also include teams from South Asia and Oceania)
- Japan: 1 team will qualify.
VALORANT Esports: VCT Points Structure updated
The VALORANT dev team will be updating the VCT Points structure so that teams can be more heavily rewarded for their performances at international events. Moreover, the top-seeded teams from North America, EMEA, APAC, and the top seed from the winner of the LATAM and Brazil playoffs will be placed deeper in the bracket of international events. On the other hand, the remaining teams will need to battle from earlier rounds of competition.
Stay tuned as we bring to you more updates regarding the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022.
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