Valorant Masters Reykjavik: What you need to know
If you fancy some Valorant esports action, then you shouldn’t miss out on the Valorant Masters Reykjavik. This massive tournament will start on 24 May 2021, featuring the top Valorant teams in the world. Here’s what you need to know about this LAN event taking place in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, hosted by developer Riot Games.
Valorant Masters Reykjavik details
The Valorant Masters Reykjavik tournament will take place from Monday, 24 May until 30 May 2021. It promises to showcase the best in Valorant esports action, and has a total prize pool of $600,000. At the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate, that’s roughly R8.4 million.
Prize pool distribution:
- 1st place – $200,000 & 400 points
- 2nd place – $100,000 & 350 points
- 3rd place – $80,000 & 300 points
- 4th place – $60,000 & 250 points
- 5th-6th place – $40,000 & 200 points each
- 7th-8th place -$25,000 & 175 points each
- 9th-10th place – $15,000 & 150 points each
There is clearly a lot for the 10 teams to fight for at Valorant Masters Reykjavik. Each team has qualified by winning their respective region’s Challengers Finals.
The teams competing are:
- Team Liquid
- NUTURN Gaming
- Team Vikings
- Skarks Esports
- KRU Esports
- Crazy Raccoon
- X10 Esports
The Valorant Masters Reykjavik will have a double-elimination bracket featuring all 10 teams.
All matches in the playoffs bracket are best-of-three, with the exception of the grand finals, which will be a best-of-five affair. Since the Breeze map is still relatively new to Valorant, and teams haven’t had enough time to practice, it will not feature in the tournament.
The complete schedule is:
- Day 1: Monday, 24 May – Three matches: Both Play-in Matches, one Upper Round 1 match
- Day 2: Tuesday, 25 May – Three matches: Three Upper Round 2 matches
- Day 3: Wednesday, 26 May – Three matches: Two Lower Round 2 matches, One Semifinals match
- Day 4: Thursday, 27 May – Three matches: One Semifinals match, Two Lower Round 2 matches
- Day 5: Friday, 28 May – Three matches: Two Lower Round 3 matches, Upper Final
- Day 6: Saturday, 29 May – Two matches: Lower Semifinals, Lower Final
- Day 7: Sunday, 30 May – One match: Grand Final
Each day starts at roughly 17:00 SAST. You can catch all the Valorant Masters Reykjavik action by heading to the official Valorant Twitch channel.
Header image via Riot Games.