FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #1 SUYGETSU Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks are unable to field a complete roster for Masters 1: Reykjavik due to travel restrictions related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis and COVID-19 situation, according to an announcement by Riot.

Fourth-place Challengers finalists Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #3 Jamppi Elias Olkkonen Nivera Nabil Benrlitom soulcas Dom Sulcas ScreaM Adil Benrlitom dimasick Dmitriy Matvienko will instead participate in their place.

VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA
@valesports_emea

FPX just yesterday completed a clean sweep of Stage 1: EMEA Challengers after defeating Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #3 Jamppi Elias Olkkonen Nivera Nabil Benrlitom soulcas Dom Sulcas ScreaM Adil Benrlitom dimasick Dmitriy Matvienko , FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 Derke Nikita Sirmitev Boaster Jake Howlett Alfajer Emir Ali Beder , and G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #6 hoody Aaro Peltokangas Meddo Johan Renbjörk Lundborg AvovA Auni Chahade nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas in convincing fashion. Positioned as EMEA's first seed at Masters Reykjavik, FPX were poised to break new ground, as an appearance would have been the team's first appearance at an international LAN event following several narrow misses in 2021.

However, travel and COVID-19 restrictions have jeopardized FPX's Masters participation, the team announced. Kyrylo "ANGE1" Karasov, from Ukraine, Andrey "Shao" Kiprsky, and Dmitry "SUYGETSU" Ilyushin, from Russia, are all unable to leave their countries to Iceland due to travel restrictions. On the other hand, Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks, who was recently missing from the servers, is currently recovering from COVID-19, leaving him unable to compete according to Riot officials.

Team Liquid finished just outside the cusp of qualification after falling to G2 in the lower bracket, but will now fill the void left by FPX's absence.

EMEA's three Masters Reykjavík representatives are now G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #6 hoody Aaro Peltokangas Meddo Johan Renbjörk Lundborg AvovA Auni Chahade nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas , FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 Derke Nikita Sirmitev Boaster Jake Howlett Alfajer Emir Ali Beder , and Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #3 Jamppi Elias Olkkonen Nivera Nabil Benrlitom soulcas Dom Sulcas ScreaM Adil Benrlitom dimasick Dmitriy Matvienko .