Inaugural North American VALORANT Masters tournament

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 North America’s VCT Stage 1 Masters Tournament.


NA Masters 1 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 NA Masters 1 qualified through six weeks of NA Challengers events. The winners of the regional Masters events will earn spots at Champions, a two-week tournament crowning one team the VALORANT Global Champion.

NA Masters 1 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 a single map advantage.


The following eight North American teams will compete at the online Stage 1 event:

  • Immortals
  • Team Envy
  • Sentinels
  • XSET
  • 100 Thieves
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • Gen.G Esports
  • FaZe Clan


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

Co-streamers for this event will be announced soon.

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


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



  • Daniel “ddk” Kapadia
  • Sean Gares
  • Rivington “RivingtonThe3rd” Bisland III
  • Doug “EsportsDoug” Cortez


  • Mark “boq” Wilson
  • Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen
  • Christine “potter” Chi
  • Loviel “Velly” Cardwell
  • Sue “Smix” Lee


  • DJ “Prius” Kuntz
  • Nicholas “Yehty” Tesolin


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