Riot Games have announced the brackets, tournament structure, and prize pool of their upcoming Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Masters, to be held in Reykjavík, Iceland. The highly anticipated Stage 2 Masters will feature 10 best teams from across the globe who have made this far from the previous Challenger tournaments of the VCT.
VCT Stage 2 Masters will be Valorant’s first-ever LAN tournament since the game’s launch in 2020 with the previous iteration of the former being held on a regional basis. The game developers have released a rule book where they have made an attempt to run the community through all of the details, to be observed while during the tournament.
Teams won’t compete in a round-robin format and have been placed according to their seedings from their respective region’s challengers final event. In the rule book, the final competitive format of the VCT Stage 2 Masters has been revealed where all the matches will be held in a Best of 3 scheme while the Grand final will be a Best of 5 affairs.
First-day match-ups will see Fnatic take on Team KRU while the second play-in will feature Version1 go against Crazy Racoon. The winners will then meet Sentinels and Team Liquid in the Upper round 1.
The VCT Stage 2 Masters Iceland Schedule
- May 24 (Day 1): 2 Play-in matches, 1 Upper round match.
- May 25 (Day 2): 2 Upper Round 1 Matches.
- May 26 (Day 3): 2 Lower Round 1 Matches, 1 Upper Round match i.e. the Semifinal.
- May 27 (Day 4): 1 Upper Round two match (second semifinal), 2 Lower Round two matches.
- May 28 (Day 5): One Upper Final match, Two Lower Round three matches.
- May 29 (Day 6): One Lower Semifinal, Lower final matches.
- May 30 (Day 7): Grand Finale (BO5)
The VCT Stage 2 masters will have a total prize pool of $600,000 up for grabs where the tournament winners will receive a lion’s share of $200,000 while the ones who will place in the last position will have $15,000 in their bag.
VCT Stage 2 Masters Iceland Prize Money
- First place (Champions) : $200,000
- Second place : $100,000
- Third place : $80,000
- Fourth place : $60,000
- Fifth place : $40,000
- Sixth place : $40,000
- Seventh place : $25,000
- Eighth place : $25000
- Ninth place : $15,000
- 10th place : $15,000
You can gain access to Valorant Stage 2 Masters’ rulebook over here.
Along with this, Teams will quarantine upon their arrival in Iceland. This event will bear no crowd to contain the sanity among the players, staff, and local residents as told by Riot on their blog update. Fans can catch the VCT Stage 2 Masters Iceland live on Valorant’s official Twitch channel.
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