NA VCT Challengers Stage 2 Recap – Who is competing in Iceland?

The second Valorant Masters event of 2021 is coming up! VCT 2 Masters is being held in Reykjavík, Iceland and the lead-up to the tournament has been exciting. As teams are competing to represent their region and nation in the tournament. Only 10 teams from across the world will be competing at this event! There has been no shortage of competition that these teams have had to battle in their regions to get here.

North America:
Sentinels
Version 1

 

 

Europe:
Team Liquid
Fanatic

Korea:
Nuturn Gaming

Brazil:
Team Vikings
Sharks Esports

Latin America:
KRU Esports

Japan:
Crazy Racoon

Southeast Asia:
X10 Esports

Personally, we here at Black Dog Gaming have seen the most coverage of the North American Region. It has been an immensely crazy battle!

Sentinels acquired Tyson “TenZ” Ngo in Mid-March on a loan from Cloud 9 Blue. This loan was extended until the end of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers Finals. This is now technically over, but I am sure we will see another extension as Sentinels are clear to make a run at the Masters Event. Sentinels went 9-3 in the Stage 2 Challenger Finals and topped it off with a 3-0 match against Version 1 in the championship.

Version 1 was formed in early February of 2021 and has had roster changes as recent as April 28, 2021, when Maxim “wippie” Shepelev joined the roster. Although for the event in Iceland, ‘wippie’ will be replaced with Jamal “jammyz” Bangash. Version 1 went 9-8 through the entirety of Stage 2 Challenger Finals, making a run through the lower bracket to meet Sentinels in the championship.

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