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Reykjavík, Iceland to host first-ever international Valorant LAN

VCT Masters Reykjavik will be the first Valorant international offline event in the game's history, and Riot promises that it will be "a lag-free experience".
Reykjavík, Iceland to host first-ever international Valorant LAN

Riot Games has officially revealed the location of VCT Stage 2 Masters, which will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland.

This will mark the first time in the game's history that the top tier teams from around the world will be competing in a LAN environment, despite the game being almost a year old, due to unfortunate circumstances and the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The tournament will feature 10 of the best teams representing their regions, which will secure their spot for Masters Reykjavík through their regional Stage 2 Challengers events.

VCT Masters Reykjavík format
Regional division for VCT Masters Reykjavík (Picture: Riot Games)

Riot Games confirmed that the tournament will be played on special offline Valorant servers, which will create "virtually a lag-free experience, similar to competitive League of Legends".

This will be the second major event this year, with Masters Stage 1 being held online.

VCT Masters Reykjavík Iceland arena location
MSI 2021 and VCT Masters will be the first-ever major esports events in Iceland (Picture: Riot Games)

The tournament will be held in a venue called Laugardalshöll, which is the largest concert venue in Iceland, with a maximum capacity of 11,000. Unfortunately, Riot has confirmed that there will be no live audience, due to strict safety measures.

"Teams will quarantine upon arrival in Iceland. For the health and safety of our players, staff, and local residents, the event will not be able to accommodate a live audience," reads the announcement.

The event will be held from 24th May to 30th May, right after MSI 2021, which will also take place in Reykjavik.

For more information about the format and other details, you can check our Valorant Champions Tour 2021 guide.