VALORANT Esports continues to surge as Riot Games announces the VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Reykjavík. Set to take place in Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital, this event marks the first ever Valorant LAN event. The news broke on March 1, with official posts on the VCT Twitter page and playvalorant website.
The event will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, featuring 10 top Valorant teams from across the globe. The event will be the first major LAN Valorant event ever held, and is expected to provide some top level action from start to finish.
The announcement comes as Riot also announces that its League of Legends Mid-season Invitational 2021 will also take place in Iceland. This brings two major tournaments under the same roof in the Reykjavík Laugardalshöll Indoor Sporting Arena. This major concert venue is famous for having held the World Chess Championship 1972, often dubbed the “Match of the Century.” Now a new battle wits is set to take place there this year.
Between May 24-30, 10 teams will compete for points that will help them qualify for the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021. Teams will qualify for the event from seven regions, with teams being selected from individual Challengers events.
Riot also took the chance to announce that America telecommunications company Verizon would is now the “Official Founding Partner of VALORANT Esports.” It also revealed them as the official 5G and wireless services partner of Valorant esports events. In a release, the Riot praised their partner for its help in the development of the Valorant Women’s Academy, and as a presenting sponsor for Valorant First Strike.