Esports Information: Iceland performs host to MSI 2021 in addition to VCT Stage 2 Masters
The Mid-Season Invitational is heading to Reykjavík, Iceland from the sixth to the twenty third of Could 2021. This might be two of Riot Video games’ largest esports occasions of the 12 months for League of Legends and Valorant.
For the upcoming MSI, video games might be performed on the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting area, identified for being the battleground of the historic 1972 World Chess Championship that featured the “Match of the Century”.
Sadly, as COVID-19 remains to be very a lot related to today, MSI 2021 won’t be able to accommodate a stay viewers. All groups and gamers should additionally adhere to the protocols set in Iceland, which features a obligatory quarantine for well being and security causes.
MSI 2021 may even result in some new modifications to the format. First off, there might be no extra Play-Ins; all groups from throughout the areas will now begin in the identical three group levels. Every group could have 4 groups the place they are going to play a best-of-one in a double-round robin. Solely the highest two groups will advance to the following stage.
For the six remaining groups, they are going to play one other best-of-one in a double-round robin format the place solely the highest 4 will advance to the playoff bracket. From there, it is the knockout levels, which might be a single-elimination best-of-five semifinal, adopted by the finals.
As for the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Masters, it’s going to have 10 of the highest groups from all over the world competing in opposition to each other for the primary time to find out who will reign supreme as we head into the second half of the season.
The VCT Masters Reykjavík will start on the twenty fourth of Could, a day after MSI 2021 and can culminate within the grand ultimate on the thirtieth of Could. However to take part, groups must compete of their respective regional Challenger occasions to qualify for Masters Stage 2.
Verizon may even be enjoying an enormous half in each MSI 2021 and the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Masters because the official 5G associate. They are going to be supporting each LoL Esports World Occasions in addition to Valorant Esports because the Official 5G Wi-fi and Community Service Accomplice in all future tournaments and occasions.
This contains the League of Legends World Championship (aka Worlds) in North America in 2022, the LoL Esports All-Star Occasion, three VCT Masters occasions, and even Valorant Champions.
However there’s extra to Verizon’s partnership with Riot Video games that meets the attention. They’re additionally a key associate in Valorant’s not too long ago introduced VCT Sport Changers. This programme is all about empowering feminine gamers by giving them extra alternatives to compete on the semi-pro and grassroots stage with month-to-month tournaments.
We might be updating extra on each MSI 2021 and the VCT Stage 2 Masters within the coming weeks so you should definitely keep tuned!