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Valorant Masters Stage 1: All You Need To Know

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Valorant Masters Stage 1 kicks off Champions Tour
The best teams are ready to clash! (Credit: Riot Games)

The Valorant Champions Tour has been underway for the past month with Challengers. Now that the latter is over, it's time for Masters Stage 1. Here's everything about the event!

Riot Games have done a good job of creating an esports ecosystem for Valorant in less than a year. Quite impressive for a game that young but Valorant was designed for competitive gaming. With numerous events in 2020 the title continues to attract attention with the Valorant Champions Tour.

Valorant Masters Stage 1

The Challengers series served as qualifiers for the Masters which gathered the top eight teams from each of the regions. Here are all the teams and the prize pools for each:

North America - $150,000

  • Sentinels
  • Immortals
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Envy
  • 100 Thieves
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • Gen.G Esports
  • XSET

Sentinels had to do a last-minute change as Jay "sinatraa" Won was accused of sexual assault and suspended by both his team and Riot Games.

Europe - $150,000

  • Alliance
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Team Heretics
  • Guild Esports
  • DfuseTeam
  • Ballista Esports
  • Acend

CIS - $75,000

  • Gambit Esports
  • forZe
  • Team Singularity
  • One Breath Gaming
  • CrowCrowd
  • Divinity
  • tyeasy
  • GMT Esports

Turkey - $75,000

  • BBL Esports
  • Oxygen Esports
  • OtherSide Esports
  • Istanbul WIldcats
  • Cyber Skull Esports
  • Rare Esports
  • Futbolist
  • Zero Zone
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Korea - $100,000

  • Vision Strikers
  • NUTURN Gaming
  • Team MUYAHO
  • APE Prince
  • TNL Esports
  • APEX PEOPLE
  • DAMWON GAMING
  • F4Q

Japan - ¥5,000,000 (~$46,000)

  • Lag Gaming
  • Absolute JUPITER
  • FIRST Gaming
  • Crazy Raccoon
  • FAV Gaming
  • REJECT
  • FENNEL
  • BLUE BEES

SEA

  • NG.Black
  • Team nxl
  • Bren Esports
  • ArkAngel
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

SEA is the only region that has yet to finish its Challenger series.

Brazil - R$250,000 (~$43,208)

  • FURIA Esports
  • Team Vikings
  • Vorax
  • Gamelanders
  • Imperial Esports
  • Sharks Esports
  • paiN Gaming
  • SLICK

LATAM North - $30,000

  • Infinity Esports
  • LAZER
  • Border Monsters
  • LDM Esports
  • Kaizen Esports
  • Reven Esports
  • Funkboings
  • Akave Esports

LATAM South - $30,000

  • Wygers Argentina
  • Furious Gaming
  • Australs
  • Stampede Gaming
  • Meta Gaming
  • Optix
  • 9z Team
  • KRÜ Esports

Now that's a lot of regions compared to some of the other mainstream titles. Valorant Masters Stage 1 has already kicked off in some regions like LATAM North and NA. In North America - Envy grabbed the first victory of the tournament against Gen.G and FaZe defeated XSET. In LATAM North, LDM and Lazer are already waiting in the grand finals of the two groups. The rest of the regions are starting soon:

  • Europe - March 12 (today)
  • CIS - March 12 (today)
  • Turkey - March 12 (today)
  • Korea - March 12 (today)
  • Japan - March 13
  • Brazil - March 13
  • LATAM South - March 15
  • SEA - March 19
Valorant Champions Tour Timeline
The schedule for Valorant Champio. (Credit: Riot Games)

Following the conclusion of Masters Stage 1, the 10 best teams will fight it out in Stage 2, Reykjavík starting May 24. You can watch the games live on the official Valorant Twitch channel.

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