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VCT Stage 1 — Regional Masters North America Starts March 11


Six weeks of Challengers play have given us the eight best teams from each region. Now, one team will be crowned the regional champion of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Stage 1.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2021 VCT Stage 1 — Regional Masters North America.

Tournament Overview

VCT Regional Masters NA is Riot’s first major VALORANT esports tournament in the region, produced and organized by Riot’s long-time partner Nerd Street Gamers.

The Masters tournament is part of the inaugural VALORANT Champions Tour: a year-long global circuit featuring three tiers of competition (Challengers, Masters, and Champions) across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

The eight teams competing in VCT Regional Masters NA qualified through six weeks of Challengers NA events. The winners of the regional Masters events will earn spots at Champions, a two-week tournament crowning one team the VALORANT Global Champion.

VCT Regional Masters NA will be a double elimination tournament featuring best-of-three matches. The Grand Final will be a best-of-five, with the Winners Bracket finalist awarded control of map selection.

Competing Teams

The following eight North American teams will compete at VCT Regional Masters NA:

Broadcast Schedule

Weekend 1 matches will start at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET each game day. Weekend 2 matches will start at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET each game day. All matches will be broadcasted on twitch.tv/valorant_esports_NA.

Thursday-Friday, March 11-12

  • Winners Bracket

Saturday, March 13

  • Losers Bracket Round 1

Sunday, March 14

  • Winners Bracket Round 2

Friday, March 19

  • Winners Bracket Round 3
  • Losers Bracket Round 2

Saturday, March 20

  • Losers Bracket Round 3
  • Losers Bracket Finals

Sunday, March 21

  • Grand Finals

Check out @valesports_NA for regular updates and nerdstgamers.com/riot for more info. And, to catch up on all the latest action, standings, and best plays from the VCT, make sure to check out The Headshot on Youtube!

Official Co-Streamers

Our co-streaming program for First Strike NA produced some unforgettable moments and an unrivaled fan experience. So, for VCT Regional Masters NA, we’re proud to expand our list of official co-stream partners and elevate the excitement of VALORANT esports to new audiences.



Broadcast Talent

We’re excited to welcome (and welcome back!) these casters and analysts to our broadcast:





Prize Pool

1st place - $60,000
2nd place - $30,000
3rd place - $15,000
4th place - $15,000
5th place - $7,500
6th place - $7,500
7th place - $7,500
8th place - $7,500

Total: $150,000

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