The first international tournament of Valorant will take place at the end of May in Iceland for the second Masters tournament.
The long wait for an international Valorant tournament is finally coming to an end. Since the game’s release at the start of the pandemic, the competitive community has been waiting for months for a chance to compete internationally and in a LAN environment.
Some regions have organized LAN events, especially in South Korea and Brazil. But most of the competitive regions have only competed in an online environment since the game’s launch.
But now anyone who wants to test their skills against the best in the world has a tournament to look forward to in the second stage of the Valorant Champions Tour. with Masters Two organized in Iceland.
Riot Games and Iceland
Riot Games and its international esports team have reached a deal with the Icelandic government. They have agreed to host both its League of Legends and Valorant international events in the country.
For League of Legends fans, this will mark the second international LAN tournament that took place during the pandemic. The League of Legends World Championship was held in China in the fall of 2020 with a successful bubble strategy to stop all infection.
A similar plan is expected to be in place in Iceland with players who qualified for the Masters Two who self-quarantined for a while before taking part on stage.
Masters 2 qualifications
The qualification for the first international LAN in the history of the Valorant competition will be similar to the qualifications for Masters One. Each region will have a Challengers qualification process.
Here, each team has three chances to qualify for the Challengers Finals. Then, the teams that qualify for the Challengers Final tournament will fight for a place in the Masters Two.
To put it in simpler terms, the Masters One tournament which is currently underway in many regions is essentially a Challengers final as an international LAN will not be held during the first stage of the VCT.
Masters Two will also be limited to the best teams from each region. North America, Europe and Brazil will send two representatives to the event. Meanwhile, Korea, Japan, Latin America and Southeast Asia will send one.
The event will start on May 24 and end on May 30.
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