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Published: May 17, 2021

Written by: Edward Pearcey

  • Reykjavik is preparing to play host to the VCT Masters on Monday, May 24
  • The event will feature a hefty $600,000 prize pool divvied up between 10 teams
  • Riot Games has just introduced more details about the upcoming event

Riot Games has revealed more details about the upcoming VCT Masters Reykjavik, including daily matches, prize pool and more.

Valorant’s Reyjkavik Puts Forward Details

Not even an erupting volcano has been able to sway Riot Games from the true course. The company has finally dropped more information about the upcoming VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik which will be getting underway on Monday, May 24.

With the date nearing, the company has fleshed out the final details about the event, including the rulebook, prize pool, and more. Iceland will host the top ten powerhouses from around the world of VALORANT and provide players with the opportunity to share a prize pool worth $600,000.

The games will be played in a Bo3 or best-of-three format with the finals coming down to a highly-contested Bo5 event. Determining the groups will be subject to two draws which have the NA and EMEA region teams coming together in the first, and the rest allocated through the second draw.

VCT Masters Reykjavik 2021 seeding and rounds.

Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik Schedule

Below are the dates and details with the exact games that will be taking place on each day of the upcoming Valorant event.

Day one — Monday, May 24

  • Two play-in rounds and one upper round match

Day two — Tuesday, May 25

  • Three upper round one matches

Day three — Wednesday, May 26

  • Two lower round one matches and one upper round (semis) match

Day four — Thursday, May 27

  • One upper round two match and two lower round two matches

Day five — Friday, May 28

  • Two lower round three matches and one upper final match

Day six — Saturday, May 29

  • One lower semi match and two lower final matches

Day seven — Sunday, May 30

  • Grand final

Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik Prize Pool

All ten teams will have an opportunity to claim a share of the prize pool in a move that is designed to incentivize further participation. The first-place award is $200,000 with the tenth team taking home $15,000.

  • First: $200,000
  • Second: $100,000
  • Third: $80,000
  • Fourth: $60,000
  • Fifth: $40,000
  • Sixth: $40,000
  • Seventh: $25,000
  • Eighth: $25,000
  • Ninth: $15,000
  • Tenth: $15,000

Last-Minute Changes Welcomed by Community

A lot of last-minute preparations have gone in guaranteeing that the first international VALORANT event will go down as a success. The elements of nature aside, Riot Games stepped in to introduce a change that suspended Breeze, a fairly new map, from the competitive pool during the VCT event.

The decision came after extensive consultation with community members who confirmed that some teams may not have sufficient time to study the map and design successful strategies, that would have effectively put them at a competitive disadvantage.

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