Since its inception, the Valorant Champions Tour has been a testing ground for the world’s elite players.

Each stage of the VCT culminates in a prestigious Masters tournament, where teams battle for the coveted title and the chance to etch their names in Valorant history.

In this article, we’ll explore the legacy of all Valorant Masters winners, chronicling the incredible runs of these champions who ascended the ranks and proved their dominance on the grandest of stages, the global arena of the VCT.

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We’ll revisit their awe-inspiring journeys, unpacking the tactical brilliance and unwavering resolve that propelled them to victory. We’ll dissect the strategies that set them apart, analyzing innovative compositions and calculated plays that separated them from their opponents.

Let’s turn back the clock and relive the moments that cemented their status as the world’s best.

All Valorant Masters Winners

Masters Reykjavik 2021: Sentinels are the first international kings

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Sentinels’ Masters Reykjavik 2021 roster

  • Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan
  • Hunter “SicK” Mims
  • Jared “zombs” Gitlin
  • Michael “dapr” Gulino
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

In the inaugural Valorant Masters Reykjavik 2021, Sentinels showcased their formidable skills, solidifying their reputation as a powerhouse in the competitive Valorant scene. Held in Iceland, this event marked the first international LAN tournament for Valorant, featuring the best teams from around the globe.

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Under Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan’s leadership, Sentinels were unstoppable — the team played with precision and confidence. Even though Tyson “TenZ” Ngo was new to the roster and didn’t have much time to assimiliate, Sentinels still came out on top.

The North American squad went 9-0 in their tournament run, sweeping Fnatic 3-0 in the grand final to lift the first Masters trophy in the VCT.

Read the full article here for a detailed recap of Sentinels’ triumph.

Masters Berlin 2021: Gambit Esports’ meta wins them a championship

Gambit Esports (M3C) wins VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin
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Gambit Esports’ Masters Berlin roster

  • Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov
  • Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov
  • Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin
  • Igor “Redgar” Vlasov
  • Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov (coach)

Russian squad Gambit Esports stormed through the competition, qualifying for the Masters Berlin playoffs with two wins over Crazy Raccoon.

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They shone during the single-elimination playoffs, where Viper and Cypher main Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin dominated through the competition by executing his original lurking meta.

Gambit defeated Vision Strikers 2-1 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 2-0 win over G2 Esports in the semifinals. In the grand final, Gambit swept Team Envy 3-0 to become Masters Berlin champions.

Masters Reykjavik 2022: OpTic Gaming became the next North American kings of Valorant

OpTic Gaming wins Masters Reykjavik 2022
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OpTic Gaming’s Masters Reykjavik 2022 roster

  • Pujan “FNS” Mehta
  • Victor “Victor” Wong
  • Austin “crashies” Roberts
  • Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
  • Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen
  • Chet “Chet” Singh (coach)
  • Jovanni “Jovi” Vera (coach)

At Masters Reykjavik 2022, OpTic Gaming emerged victorious, showcasing their resilience and adaptability.

The tournament, held again in Iceland, featured fierce competition from top-tier teams worldwide. OpTic Gaming’s path to the championship was marked by their ability to overcome formidable opponents and adapt to various playstyles.

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OpTic’s journey was defined by standout performances from key players, including Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker and Pujan “FNS” Mehta. Their strategic depth and teamwork were critical in securing crucial victories.

In the grand finals, OpTic Gaming defeated LOUD in a 3-0 sweep, demonstrating their dominance and tactical prowess. Read the full article here for more details on OpTic Gaming’s journey.

Masters Copenhagen 2022: FunPlus Phoenix’s rise to the top

FunPlus Phoenix poses onstage with the VALORANT trophy after victory at the VALORANT Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters Grand Finals on July 24, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark
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FunPlus Phoenix’s Masters Copenhagen roster

  • Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov
  • Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky
  • Pontus “Zyppan” Eek
  • Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin
  • Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks
  • Mathias “SEIDER” Seider (substitute)
  • Erik “Erik” Sandgren (coach)

In Masters Copenhagen 2022, FunPlus Phoenix emerged as the champions, demonstrating exceptional tactical brilliance and teamwork. This tournament, held in Denmark, brought together the best Valorant teams from around the world, creating an intense and highly competitive environment.

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FPX’s journey to victory was marked by its strategic gameplay and adaptability. Key players such as Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin and Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky played pivotal roles in its success. Their ability to execute well-coordinated plays and clutch performances in high-pressure situations had set them apart from the competition.

In the grand finals, FPX defeated Paper Rex 3-2 in a thrilling series, showcasing its resilience and skill. For a comprehensive overview of FPX’s win, check out the full article here.

Masters Tokyo 2023: Fnatic’s unstoppable run

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Fnatic’s Masters Tokyo roster

  • Jake “Boaster” Howlett
  • Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev
  • Emir “Alfajer” Beder
  • Leo “Leo” Jannesson
  • Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov
  • Jacob “mini” Harris (coach)

At Masters Tokyo 2023, Fnatic claimed the championship title, showcasing their dominant performance and strategic mastery. The tournament, held in Japan, featured the world’s top Valorant teams, making it a fiercely competitive event.

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Their exceptional coordination and individual brilliance characterized Fnatic’s path to victory. Key players like Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev and Jake “Boaster” Howlett were instrumental in their success, delivering standout performances and clutch plays throughout the tournament.

In the grand finals, Fnatic defeated Evil Geniuses with a commanding 3-0 sweep. For an in-depth look at Fnatic’s championship run, read the full article here.

Masters Madrid 2024: Sentinels’ triumphant return

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Sentinels’ Masters Madrid roster

  • Zachary “zekken” Patrone
  • Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
  • Amine “johnqt” Ouarid
  • Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro
  • Adam “kaplan” Kaplan (coach)

At Masters Madrid 2024, Sentinels triumphantly returned to the top of the Valorant esports scene, capturing the championship title with an impressive performance. The tournament, held in Spain, showcased intense competition from the best teams worldwide, highlighting the game’s evolving meta and strategic depth.

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Their extraordinary synergy and strategic prowess marked Sentinels’ path to victory. The team’s new in-game leader, Amine “johnqt” Ouarid, and standout duelist Zachary “zekken” Patrone played crucial roles, delivering consistent and clutch performances throughout the event.

Sentinels faced off against Gen.G Esports in the grand finals, securing a narrow 3-2 victory. This win at Masters Madrid 2024 reaffirmed Sentinels’ status as a dominant force in the Valorant esports scene. For a detailed recount of Sentinels’ victory, read the full article here.

Masters Shanghai 2024: GenG Esports put the Pacific region on the map

Gen.G Esports pose on stage after victory during the VALORANT Masters Shanghai Grand Finals at the Mercedes Benz Arena on June 09, 2024 in Shanghai, China
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GenG Esports’ Masters Shanghai roster

  • Kim “Meteor” Tae-o
  • Kim “t3xture” Na-ra
  • Kim “Lakia” Jong-min
  • Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom
  • Kim “Karon” Won-tae
  • Kang “solo” Keun-chul (head coach)
  • Kim “HSK” Hae-seong (coach)

At Masters Shanghai 2024, Gen.G Esports emerged as the champions, showcasing their strategic mastery and exceptional teamwork. The tournament, held in China, brought together the top Valorant teams from around the world, making it a highly competitive and thrilling event.

Their meticulous preparation and execution defined Gen.G’s journey to the championship. Key players like Kim “Meteor” Tae-O and Kim “t3xture” Na-ra made significant contributions, displaying skill and strategic insight.

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Gen.G faced off against Team Heretics in the grand finals, securing a 3-2 victory in a closely contested series. Gen.G’s victory at Masters Shanghai 2024 marked the Pacific region’s rise to the level of the Americas and EMEA, as they secured their region’s first Masters victory.

For more details on Gen.G’s journey to victory, check out the full article here.

Full list of Valorant Masters winners

SentinelsMasters ReykjavikUS$600,000US$200,000Reykjavik, IcelandMay 24 to 30, 2021Fnatic
Gambit EsportsMasters BerlinUS$700,000US$225,000Berlin, GermanySeptember 10 to 19, 2021Team Envy
OpTic GamingMasters ReykjavikUS$675,000US$200,000Reykjavik, IcelandApril 10 to 24, 2022LOUD
FunPlus PhoenixMasters CopenhagenUS$650,000US$200,000Copenhagen, DenmarkJuly 10 to 24, 2022Paper Rex
FnaticMasters TokyoUS$1 millionUS$350,000Chiba, JapanJune 11 to 25, 2023Evil Geniuses
SentinelsMasters MadridUS$500,000US$250,000Madrid, SpainMarch 14 to 24, 2024Gen.G Esports
Gen.G EsportsMasters ShanghaiUS$1 millionUS$350,000Shanghai, ChinaMay 23 to June 9, 2024Team Heretics

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