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Riot Games Releases New Cinematic for VCT Masters Reykjavik

Abhimannu Das
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Riot Games released its new "Beyond the Nightmare" cinematic to hype up fans for VCT Masters Reykjavik.
The cinematic goes over the uncertainty and fear players can face when heading into major events.
VCT Masters is set to kick off on 10th April and it will conclude with the grand final on 24th April.

With Valorant Champions Tour’s first international Masters event set to kick off on 10th April, Riot Games has prepared a new cinematic to promote the tournament. Twelve Valorant teams will lock horns from 10th April to 24th April in Reykjavik, Iceland for crucial Valorant circuit points which will help decide the participants of this year’s world championship.

Riot’s Beyond the Nightmare cinematic explores fear and uncertainty

Riot Games never disappoints with its event cinematics and “Beyond the Nightmare” is no different. Unlike most other cinematics, the new video addresses the fear and uncertainty that players face when heading into big events. The eerie cinematic has darkness as its central theme and it goes over the various emotions that players face.

This year Riot Games is updating the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Circuit Points structure to more heavily reward performances at international events. Additionally, the top seeds from North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific), and the top seed from the winner of the LATAM (Latin America) and Brazil playoff will get seeded deeper in the bracket, while the remaining teams will need to battle from earlier rounds of competition.

Riot Games also put out an explainer video for the format of the event. Out of the 12 teams participating in the event, four teams will receive direct byes to the second round of the event based on their performances in Challenger events. The Guard, G2 Esports, Paper Rex, and Loud have earned direct entries into the double elimination brackets. The other eight teams will have to compete in double-elimination brackets with the top two teams from the two groups advancing past the group stage.

The Valorant Circuit Points awarded at the event will contribute to the regional standings and help determine spots for the world championships later this year. Fans can tune into the official streams starting 10th April at: www.twitch.tv/valorant

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.