It has been reported that Riot Games will not be allowing live audiences for the Valorant Champions Tour Masters event in Iceland.
Fans are a big part of what creates an insane esports environment. That’s something Valorant fans have yet to bring to the table in its young existence.
The community was unable to bring their cheer and excitement to the scene in 2021 but remained hopeful for the future.
As the VCT teams battle to qualify for the first International Masters of 2022 scheduled for 2022 Center-April, It seems that players will be in a quiet arena again.
VCT Masters will not have an audience
According to DotEsports’ George Geddes, he was told by a Riot official that VCT Masters will not be allowing outside members to attend the event.
The forthcoming #VCT Masters will NOT have a crowd, a Riot rep confirmed to me.
In terms of format – it will be a double-elimination group stage into a double-elimination group. pic.twitter.com/CDU9jPFAcY
— George Geddes (@GeorgeCGed) March 11, 2022
This includes preventing fans and the media from being present at the tournament. Valorant does not yet have a live audience at an event due to the ongoing health crisis.
While it hasn’t been confirmed that fans will be able to attend, they were hopeful as Riot Games had approved a lot to attend the LCS Spring Playoffs. However, it seems the team doesn’t think it’s safe to do the same for their tactical shooter.
Valorant is only in its second year of Riot-sanctioned events, and Iceland has served as the home for hosting LAN tournaments. So far, however, these events have not offered a live experience as fans have never been allowed to attend.
However, regarding Stage 1, we will update you when Riot Games makes an official statement. But if you were planning to go to Iceland for VCT Masters, it looks like you won’t be allowed to attend.
https://www.dexerto.com/valorant/riot-games-reportedly-not-allowing-live-audience-for-vct-masters-1781759/ Riot Games is reportedly not allowing live audiences for VCT Masters