Breeze will not be played at Masters Reykjavik, Riot confirms

Breeze will not be played at Masters Reykjavik, Riot confirms

Gabriel Ionica

5/5/2021, 12:32:34 AM

The latest tweet from the official Valorant Champions Tour account alleviated many players’ fears that Breeze would be played at Masters Reykjavik.

When Breeze was first released, Riot claimed that it would debut at Masters Reykjavík. This move drew great backlash from the community, with many saying that there was simply not enough time for teams to practice on the map and create strats around it. Others questioned whether the map was bug-free enough to make it ready for prime time.

The Good

Following the backlash, Riot reportedly conferred with pro players from around the world who recommended they reverse the initial decision. This tendency to listen to the game’s playerbase was universally praised by many including Skyler “Relyks” Weaver, Rory “dephh” Jackson, and David “Davidp” Prins among others.

Others claimed that Valve, PUBG, and Fortnite have something to learn from Riot’s community interaction.

The “Bad”

On the more negative side, some believe that Riot did this simply to copy CS:GO.

In the most recent CS:GO update, Valve removed Train from the Active Duty Map Pool and replaced it with Ancient. When asked by pro player Jesper “JW” Wecksell if the upcoming tournaments used to determine Regional Major Rankings will use the old map pool, the official CS:GO account replied that they will.

Riot did not mention whether or not Valve’s decision had any role in theirs. It’s also interesting to note that replies to the tweet are limited to the accounts the VCT account follows, which are all Riot-owned except for Secret Lab and Red Bull.

As for Breeze itself, we covered everything you need to know about the map right here. As always, follow us at Run it Back and join our Discord for all your latest news, extensive guides, and exclusive interviews in the world of Valorant.


Gabriel Ionica

Not-yet-famous esports writer. Started out with CS:GO but now I write about Valorant too. Check out my article backlog on Twitter!