Riot announces VCT Masters will be Valorant’s first live audience event

Fariha Bhatti • May 13, 2022 10:03 am

Riot Games has dropped huge news for fans of Valorant’s growing esports scene. The VCT Masters stage 2 event in Copenhagen will allow a live audience for the first time.

Valorant was released in the first half of 2020, which was the worst time for live esports events. With significant tournaments being shelved worldwide, players could only daydream of watching Valorant in a crowd, cheering for their favorite teams in person. Finally, fans’ wishes for a LAN game may come true. 

Riot Games has announced the venue for the first international VCT event with a live arena setting. For the first time in the tactical shooter’s short history, fans will be able to watch their icons from up close. 

Where will VCT Masters 2 be held?

VCT Masters Stage 2 will happen in the heart of Denmark. Copenhagen will host the best teams in the world in front of a live audience, Riot Games has confirmed. 

“Our goal is to see our biggest international events played in front of a live audience and both of these cities provided clear pathways towards this goal,” Riot Games said. 

First, the best teams from each region’s stage 2 Challenger events will meet in Copenhagen, which will play host to the second Masters event of the season. Set to take place from July 10-24, the tournament will feature twelve teams competing for VCT points, prizes, and glory.

The regional Challengers events ran for months across all regions, and only the best could survive the cut-throat competition. Of thousands of the teams, only 12 managed to filter themselves out for the big LAN event. 

These teams will now go up against each other in Copenhagen for the ultimate Showdown set to take place by the end of the year’s VCT Champions. 

When is VCT Champions taking place? 

The wrap-up of the 2022 VCT circuit will happen from September 2-18. 

The venue for the biggest Valorant event of the year, VCT Champions, has also been revealed. The top 16 teams will travel to agent 19 Fade’s home in Istanbul, Turkey. Ten teams will qualify through their performance during the regular season and six through the Last Chance Qualifiers taking place in August. 

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