VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: North America Stage 1 Masters is the grand event of VCT NA Stage 1. The qualified teams from the 3 challenger series will take part in this tournament. It is a Double Elimination bracket tournament where each match is best-of-3 and the Grand finals are best-of-5.
This year, Riot carefully planned out VALORANT’s 2021 timeline to have multiple tournaments across all regions. Three stages are organized where each stage will have Challengers and Masters events. From the three Master’s events, the teams will qualify for the Grand event: VALORANT Champions later this year.
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- FunPlus Phoenix
- Team Heretics
- Guild Esports
- Ballista Esports
- Raise Your Edge
Alliance managed to secure a spot coming from the open qualifiers in Challengers 2 and defeating Wave esports in the playoffs. Ninjas in Pyjamas qualified via both Challengers 1 and Challengers 2 defeating G2 Esports both times. FunPlus Phoenix similarly qualified from both Challengers 1 and 2.
Team Heretics managed to qualify from Challengers 2. Guild Esports failed to qualify in Challengers 1 but came back strong in Challengers 3 and secured their spot. DfuseTeam placed from Challengers 3. Ballista Esports and Raise Your Edge both placed from Challengers 3 defeating Fnatic and OG respectively.
So these are the best VALORANT teams in the EU region. They will face each other in the grand event, VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Europe Stage 1 Masters starting on the 12th of March.