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Sentinels Favored To Win VCT Masters Reykjavik

Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik
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Valorant esports is heating up as we’re set to see the first major international tournament of the game at the end of May. Between May 24-30, we’ll see 10 of the best Valorant teams in the world battle it out in Iceland as part of the Valorant Champions Tour.

This event is set to be extra exciting, as it’s the first time that teams from all over the world will meet in person. We’ll get to see how players from different regions match up against each other and how the different metas face off, and we’ll potentially get a look at which team can be considered the best in the world.

Make sure to check out our guide on all things Valorant betting and let’s take a look at VCT Reykjavik in more detail.

Who’s Playing at Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik?

The VCT will feature 10 teams from all over the world. As of writing, the final qualification rounds are still taking place, but we do know most of the teams attending.

Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik is headlined by two legendary esports teams, Fnatic and Team Liquid, who no doubt give EMEA such great odds for the event. Meanwhile, we see a legendary Sentinels side from North America, as well as the up-and-coming Version1, who completed quite a few upsets on their way to Reykjavik, including taking down Cloud9, Envy and NRG.

A few of the minor spots have been finalized as well, with not much in the way of surprise from Japan and SEA, as the best teams of those regions, Crazy Raccoon and X10 Esports, qualified with ease.

There was, however, a massive upset in Korea where Vision Strikers were eliminated by a relatively new Nuturn Gaming squad. For those not following the Korean scene, this was something no one had seen coming. Vision Strikers were touted to be one of the best teams in the world, having not lost a series since their creation and boasting a 60-0 (yes, you read that right, 60-0!) record going into Korea’s VCT stage 2. With their first two losses, they missed out on this major international event, putting Korea’s power rankings into question.

VCT Masters Reykjavik Winner
Team Liquid+300
Team Vikings+900
NUTURN Gaming+1400
Sharks Esports+1400
Crazy Raccoon+3300
KRU Esports+4000
X10 Esports+6000

Odds as of May 19 at Bovada

VCT Masters Reykjavik - Region of Winner

Odds as of May 19 at Bovada

Sentinels and Version1 Lead North America

North America enters the event as the biggest favorite, with Sentinels being the standout team from the region, while Version1 is not too far behind.

Still, all eyes will be on Sentinels as they have become the team to watch in NA, having won five of their last six events, while placing second in the one they didn’t win. The team has a great mix of experienced players with the likes of Shahzam, Sick and dapr coming over from years of competitive CS:GO, as well as some young talent in zombs and Tenz.

Being considered the favorite is never easy, but if there’s one team that could live up to expectations, it’s this in-form Sentinels side.

Liquid and Fnatic Look to Take Over Another Esport

EU is almost neck and neck with NA for this VCT event and with the backing of two of the biggest esports brands, Liquid and Fnatic, it’s easy to see why.

Liquid is definitely the standout team from Europe, featuring a CS:GO legend in Scream, a young superstar from CS:GO in Jamppi, as well as three players who made their name in Valorant and are no strangers to the highest level of action. Fnatic, on the other hand, has a full-blooded Valorant roster, with all five players having entered the game from the get-go and having quickly become some of the best.

Both teams have their advantages and, as the stars of Europe, will need to live up to a well-established FPS legacy.