VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík Power Rankings

Published: May 23, 2021 - Last Updated: Mar 5, 2024

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The Valorant Champions Tour is in full swing, and we’re witnessing Valorant history being created during the Masters 2 event in Reykjavík. Not only is this Riot’s first Valorant LAN event, but it’s also the first time ever that we’ll see all the regions face each other.

There are 10 teams competing, and each one of those is excellent in their own rights, otherwise, they wouldn’t have qualified for this epic Valorant showdown. However, we believe some have a slight edge over the others, so we’ll do our best to list the top 10 teams in VCT Masters 2 starting from top to bottom.

1 – Sentinels

The supreme team of Valorant NA. No matter what challenges they faced so far, and there were quite a few, they prevailed and kept their heads high. They are the winners of NA Masters 1, and are one of the rare teams in all of Valorant who have managed to keep the consistency throughout the entire event.

VCT Masters Reykjavik Sentinels
Image Credits | Sentinels

Sentinels are out for blood, and they are the prime candidates to win Masters 2 and establish the NA dominance across all competing Valorant regions.

2 – Team Liquid

After a shaky start in Valorant Champions Tour, Team Liquid have finally found their ground and are now one of the two teams in VCT Masters 2 representing the European region.

Team Liquid have a great lineup, and their playstyle is methodic and calculated. The ace in their sleeve is ScreaM, a player so skilled at what he does – namely landing incredible headshots. Once he’s in the zone, the enemy team will think twice before even peeking behind a corner.

3 – Fnatic

Here comes another European team, and that’s Fnatic. They are the runners-up of EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals, and they could’ve easily been number 1 had luck served them better.

Fnatic VCT Masters Reyjkavik
Image Credits | Fnatic

Regardless, they are playing like a well-oiled machine and will be aiming for the top. They played the first opening match and quickly dispatched KRÜ Esports, the LATAM challengers. They’re facing Sentinels next, so it’s going to be a tough one. Perhaps Sentinels will finally meet their match.

4 – Team Vikings

This Brazilian powerhouse is coming to Reykjavík as an undisputed champion of its region. They won the Brazilian Masters 1 event, and have continued their onslaught up until this point.

The Brazilians play fast, and they play to win. The NA has flashy fraggers, and the EU has the tactical play, but Team Vikings could potentially be the team to shake up the overall meta and throw the balance in the air. We expect great things from this crew.

5 – Version1

This NA team came out of nowhere and stole the show. They got in a little late, jumping into the action only during VCT Stage 1 Challengers 3, and not showing much.

Version1 VCT Masters Reyjkavik
Image Credits | Riot Games

However, once Stage 2 kicked off, so did they. They achieved solid results during Stage 2 Challengers 2, which led them into the Challengers Finals where they placed 2nd in front of teams such as 100 Thieves, XSET, and Team Envy.

They have potential, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll live up to it.

6 – NUTURN Gaming

The Korean scene was dominated by Vision Strikers, and many expected to see this team appear in Reykjavík to represent their region. However, NUTURN Gaming took that place, and they’ve more than earned it.

They’ve shown consistent performance, always hovering at the very top. And when it mattered the most, they stole the show and landed into the biggest Valorant event of the year.

We’ll see how the Korean Valorant fares against the other regions, but NUTURN Gaming is a very good team and they can easily score a great result.

7 – Crazy Racoon

This Japanese team has been battling it out with Absolute JUPITER for quite some time, and while it was always a close call, they’ve come out on top.

VCT Masters Reykjavik - Crazy Racoon Valorant
Image Credits | Riot Games

This roster has the experience and discipline to win, but whether they’ll be successful still remains to be seen.

8 – Sharks Esports

Sharks are a great team, and so far they’ve shown really solid performance, taking down almost every Brazilian team except Team Vikings. That is a foe they couldn’t beat, but luckily for them, they might not even have to face them this time.

They are facing NUTURN Gaming in their first match. If they win here, they’ll go into the Upper Bracket Semifinals where they could face one of the European or NA runner-up teams.

9 – X10 Esports

This is the team representing the SEA region. Top performance across all Valorant Champions Tour events so far. While they had an easy time in their own region, the upcoming might not be so easy.

X10 Esports Valorant
Image Credits | Riot Games

They are facing Team Vikings, and it’s going to be an uphill battle. While victory is unlikely, it’s still possible. Even if they lose, they’ll have a 2nd chance in the Lower Bracket. Looking forward to seeing how they’ll perform.

10 – KRÜ Esports

The LATAM challengers KRÜ Esports have had a solid run in their region. However, they’re already off to a bad start after a devastating opening match against Fnatic, where they lost 2-0.

They’re facing elimination in the Lower Bracket, and if they’re lucky they could perhaps fight their way back. However, since the competition is so fierce, the chances of this happening are slim to say the least.

VCT Masters Reykjavik ultimately looks poised to be Valorant’s breakthrough tournament, so bear with us for more news, reviews, and Valorant betting tips.

Denis Alihodzic

Since: March 1, 2021

Freelance writer with a passion for gaming and esports. Loves a good old-school RPG, and enjoys spending time with his dogs.

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