The final Valorant Masters event of VCT 2021 is all wrapped up, and what an event it was. VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin was the final chance to secure points ahead of Valorant Champions, with 15 teams fighting it out for the chance to play there.
- Gambit cruise over Envy 3-0 in the Stage 3 Masters Berlin Finals.
- Envy faced Gambit in Finals after 2-0 win over 100T.
- Gambit dismantled G2 2-0 to easily advance to the Finals.
Valorant Masters Berlin was the biggest international LAN on the VCT calendar before Champions. The game’s second foray into a big global event was indeed a massive affair, featuring 15 teams facing off live instead of just the 10 in Iceland.
VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin recap
There were some of the best teams in the world in attendance, including Masters 2 champions Sentinels, who were the red-hot favorites to lift the trophy in Berlin, before being 2-0’d by Envy that is.
Envy seemed to have proven themselves worthy of representing NA in the Grand Finals, but despite some great individual performances by players, they weren’t able to take a single map against Gambit.
The Berlin champs join Sentinels and KRU Esports as teams that have already secured a spot at Valorant Champions, the end-of-the-year event that will also be held in Berlin. The convincing win by Moscow’s finest also allowed Fnatic to punch their ticket to the tournament as well.
Even though Envy fell short in the Grand Finals, they’ve also qualified for Champions too, doing so through NA Circuit Points.
— Gambit Esports (@GambitEsports) September 19, 2021
VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin: final placements
|Placement||Team||Prize Money||VCT Points|
VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin: schedule & results
Day 1: September 10
|Group A Opening Match||SuperMassive Blaze 0-2 Acend||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group D Round Robin||G2 Esports 2-1 F4Q||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group C Opening Match||100 Thieves 2-0 Havan Liberty||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 2: September 11
|Group A Opening Match||Vision Strikers 2-0 Paper Rex||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group C Opening Match||Gambit 2-0 Crazy Raccoon||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group B Opening Match||Keyd Stars 0-2 Envy||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 3: September 12
|Group B Opening Match||KRU Esports 2-1 ZETA DIVISION||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group D Round Robin||Sentinels 2-1 G2 Esports||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group C Winners Match||100 Thieves 2-1 Gambit||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 4: September 13
|Group B Winners Match||Envy 2-0 KRU Esports||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group A Winners Match||Acend 0-2 Vision Strikers||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group D Round Robin||F4Q 0-2 Sentinels||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 5: September 14
|Group D Round Robin||F4Q 0-2 G2 Esports||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group B Elimination Match||Vivo Keyd 2-0 ZETA DIVISION||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group C Elimination Match||Havan Liberty 0-2 Crazy Raccoon||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 6: September 15
|Group A Elimination Match||SuperMassive Blaze 2-1 Paper Rex||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group D Round Robin||G2 Esports 2-0 Sentinels||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group B Decider Match||KRU Esports 2-0 Vivo Keyd||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 7: September 16
|Group A Decider Match||Acend 2-1 SuperMassive Blaze||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Group C Decider Match||Gambit 2-0 Crazy Raccoon||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Group D Round Robin||Sentinels 2-1 F4Q||12PM||3PM||8PM|
- Qualified: Team Envy, 100 Thieves, Vision Strikers, Sentinels, G2 Esports, KRU Esports, Acend, Gambit
Day 1: September 17
|Quarterfinals||Vision Strikers 1-2 Gambit||4AM||7AM||12PM|
|G2 Esports 2-0 KRU Esports||7AM||10AM||3PM|
|100 Thieves 2-1 Acend||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|Envy 2-0 Sentinels||1PM||4PM||9PM|
Day 2: September 18
|Semifinals||Gambit 2-0 G2||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|100 Thieves 0-2 Envy||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Day 3: September 19
|Grand Final (BO5)||Gambit 3-0 Envy||9AM||12PM||5PM|
VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin: format
The 15 teams were split into four groups, with eight teams advancing to the single-elimination playoffs.
Groups A through C were played in a double-elimination format, while Group D will feature a double round-robin format with just three teams following Bren’s withdrawal due to visa issues.
Eight teams will advance to the single-elimination playoffs.
The teams split into four different groups are as followed:
- Group A: Vision Strikers, Paper Rex, SuperMassive Blaze, Acend
- Group B: Havan Liberty, Envy, KRU Esports, Zeta Division
- Group C: Gambit, Crazy Raccoon, 100 Thieves, Vivo Keyd
- Group D: Sentinels, G2 Esports, F4Q
The four teams who secured first place in their group were randomly matched against a second place team from a different group in the Knockout Stage.
All matches were played in a best-of-three format, with the exception of the grand final, which was a best-of-five clash.
Who wins from here? pic.twitter.com/yqcwV6g8lC
— ValorIntel (@ValorINTEL) September 16, 2021
VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin: teams
Fifteen teams from all around the world had a chance of Valorant Masters Berlin glory. Some early favorites were knocked out in the VCT Stage 3 Challengers qualifiers, but there were still plenty of big games.
Korean kings Vision Strikers finally qualified for their first international LAN and managed to finish in the top half of the table. While Iceland champions Sentinels were expected to launch another assault on the world’s best, before falling unceremoniously to Envy.
Over in EMEA, G2 Esports, dubbed the ‘European Super Team’ back in 2020, beat Giants Gaming to book the final EMEA spot and qualify for their first Masters, and had a decent run as well.
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You can find the full rosters of all the qualified teams below.
|EMEA||Acend||BONECOLD, cNed, Kiles, starxo, zeek|
|EMEA||SuperMassive Blaze||pAura, Turko, russ, Izzy, Brave|
|EMEA||G2 Esports||mixwell, nukkye, AvovA, koldamenta, keloqz|
|EMEA||Gambit Esports||d3ffo, Chronicle, nAts, Redgar, Sheydos|
|NA||Sentinels||ShahZaM, SicK, zombs, dapr, TenZ|
|NA||100 Thieves||Hiko, nitr0, steel, Asuna, Ethan|
|NA||Envy||FNS, yay, Victor, crashies, Marved|
|Brazil||Havan Liberty||myssen, shion, pleets, liazzi, krain|
|Brazil||Keyd Stars||heat, JhoW, v1xen, murizzz, ntk|
|Korea||Vision Strikers||stax, Rb, k1Ng, BuZz, MaKo, Lakia|
|Korea||F4Q||FiveK, Bunny, Efina, zunba, Esperanza|
|Japan||ZETA DIVISION||Laz, crow, takej, Reita, makiba|
|Japan||Crazy Raccoon||Bazzi, Minty, Fisker, Munchkin, neth|
|SEA||Paper Rex||Benkai, d4v41, f0rsakeN, mindfreak, shiba|
|LATAM||KRU Esports||Klaus, Mazino, NagZ, delz1k, keznit|