The VCT Masters are the highlight of the regular season of what promises to be an exciting Valorant Champions Tour. The tournament is organized by Riot Games, the famous game developer behind the League of Legends success. This competition is envisioned as a circuit made of Challengers and Masters that culminates with the Champions event in December. In anticipation of the late year tournament, fans of the game and punters can use our in-depth VCT Masters predictions.
Where to Watch the Europe Valorant Masters?
VCT Stage 1 Masters will be the first major event running under the Riot Games patronage. Its champions will be crowned on March 21, while the tournament itself begins on March 12. Masters events will be held in nine regions, but the best Valorant betting opportunities are provided by the European tournament. All the games will be broadcasted in real-time on Twitch. The live streams will start on the second weekend of March, when Group A & B games are scheduled. The second stage of the initial European Masters phase runs between Thursday, March 18 and Sunday, March 21 and it includes the playoffs.
VCT Masters Europe Participants and Prizes
Riot Games started regional qualifying events earlier to determine the names of the participating teams for the Valorant Masters Reykjavik. En route to the main event, all three favorites were eliminated, so G2, Fnatic and OG won’t compete for the $150,000 prize pool. DfuseTeam, Ballista Esports and Raise Your Edge where the teams to cause their untimely elimination. The three dark horses will now have the chance to fight for a sizable paycheck.
With so many surprises already happening during the qualifiers, picking winners will be difficult without VCT Masters betting tips. The tournament runs for two weeks, so there will be multiple opportunities for punters to take advantage of the busy schedule. Ninjas in Pyjamas, FunPlus Phoenix and Team Heretics. Finally, Guild Esports and Alliance will fill the remaining six spots at the VCT Masters.
The eight contenders will be split into two groups of four teams each, with two advancing to the next stage. During this phase of the competition, matches will be played in a double elimination format. Winners will be decided at the end of a best-of-three series, with the final requiring up to five days. Bind, Haven, Split, Ascent and Icebox are the five Valorant maps in play for the tournament.
Valorant Masters Europe Predictions
Because of the high number of upsets that have already occurred during the challengers, making accurate VCT Masters predictions will be difficult. DfuseTeam, Ballista Esports and Raise Your Edge have already proved their ability to eliminate favorites. If they are drawn together in the same group, they will pose a serious threat to the favorites. Speaking of which, Fun Plus Phoenix and Team Heretics are the two teams expected to outshine opponents during the group stage.
During a tournament of this magnitude spanning over the course of two weeks consistency is a valued quality. Our VCT Masters betting tips will normally favor these reliable teams that can win back-to-back matches. With the games being played in a best-of-three format, more experienced and predictable teams should have the upper hand. Upsets are more likely to occur in the early stages of the group phase, so punters willing to bet on underdogs should consider the opening matches.
NiP and Ex6TenZ appear to be the most likely teams to join Fun Plus Phoenix and Team Heretics in the playoffs. These are the hottest teams in 2021 to participate in the Valorant Masters and form matter a lot ahead of high profile events. As the composition of the main groups is determined and opening matches are revealed, we shall be able to provide more VCT Masters predictions that Valorant punters can use.