With the Challengers leg of Valorant Champions Tour over and done with, we moved on to VCT Masters. Here’s everything you need to know about how the EU and NA’s Masters tournaments played out, including final scores, standings and competitors.
- Sentinels easily swept FaZe Clan 3-0 to bring home the NA hardware.
- Underdogs Acend pulled off upset against Heretics to become EU Champs.
- FaZe Clan get their rematch with Sentinels after beating Gen.G 2-0.
After VCT Challengers Stage 1 wrapped up for NA and EU, the competitors were thinned out for the Masters level competitions.
With upsets galore (on the EU side at least) and a few unfamiliar faces, the tournament will definitely be one to remember.
This wasn’t the end-all, be-all for the Champion’s Tour, so if the event calendar has you a little baffled, then check out our comprehensive explainer right here.
If you’re looking to get up-to-speed with global coverage, our dedicated global hub has all of the info you’ll need! For now, here’s a complete rundown on the NA and EU Masters competition.
VCT Masters NA Final Placements
On the NA side of things it was all Sentinels.
Babybay and the boys easily handled FaZe in the Upper Bracket final 2-0, and it was just more of the same at the Grand Final, which ended 3-0 in their favor.
Besides being $60k richer, Sentinels are now looking like the reigning top dogs of North American Valorant, and with players like TenZ performing top of their class, it will be interesting to see if anyone can take them down.
VCT Masters EU Final Placements
Team Heretics were the odds-on favorites to come out on top in this tournament but Acend obviously had other ideas, coming from behind in the losers bracket to edge out a 2-3 stunner in the Grand Final.
When the dust settled, it was the underdogs Acend Club who were the last team left standing in the EU bracket, taking home $60,000 of the $150,000 total prize pool. The full final placements can be found down below:
|5.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||$10,000||20|
VCT Masters NA: Qualified Teams
Having survived a grueling round of qualifiers, some of the teams we’ve seen make it to Masters NA are familiar faces, but others are not.
With the likes of TSM and Cloud9 failing to make the cut, we’ll see a whole selection of teams duking it out for the first Masters crown.
|Challengers 2||Team Envy|
|Challengers 3||FaZe Clan|
|Challengers 3||100 Thieves|
|Challengers 3||Luminosity Gaming|
|Challengers 3||Gen.G Esports|
VCT Masters NA schedule and results
VCT Masters NA runs from March 12 – 21.
Day 1: Thursday, March 11
|Upper bracket quarterfinals||Envy 2-1 Gen.G||1PM||4PM||8PM|
|XSET 0-2 FaZe Clan||3:30PM||6:30PM||10:30PM|
Day 2: Friday, March 12
|Upper bracket quarterfinals||Sentinels 2-1 Luminosity||1PM||4PM||8PM|
|Immortals 0-2 100 Thieves||3:30PM||6:30PM||10:30AM|
Day 3: Saturday, March 13
|Lower bracket round 1||Gen.G 2-0 XSET||1PM||4PM||8PM|
|Luminosity 2-1 Immortals||3:30PM||6:30PM||10:30AM|
Day 4: Sunday, March 14
|Upper bracket semifinals||Envy 0-2 FaZe Clan||1PM||4PM||8PM|
|Sentinels 2-0 100 Thieves||3:30PM||6:30PM||10:30AM|
Day 5: Friday, March 19
|Lower bracket round 2||Gen.G 2-0 100 Thieves||1PM||4PM||8PM|
|Luminosity 0-2 Envy||3:30PM||6:30PM||10:30AM|
|Upper bracket final||FaZe Clan 0-2 Sentinels||6PM||9PM||1AM|
Day 6: Saturday March 20
|Lower Bracket Round 3||Gen.G 2-1 Envy||1PM||4PM||8PM|
|Lower Bracket Final||FaZe 2-0 Gen.G||3:30PM||6:30PM||10:30AM|
Day 7: Sunday March 21
|Finals||Sentinels 3-0 FaZe||1PM||4PM||8PM|
VCT Masters EU: Qualified Teams
Challengers EU certainly shook up the competitive landscape. Challengers 3 came down to the final round of action but ultimately, the likes of Fnatic and G2 Esports had their Masters dreams crushed by hot prospects in the region.
With relative newcomers such as Ballista and Raise Your Edge showing off a dominant performance, it’ll be interesting to see how the shape up against some of Europe’s most established orgs.
|Challengers 2||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|Challengers 2||FunPlus Phoenix|
|Challengers 2||Team Heretics|
|Challengers 3||Guild Esports|
|Challengers 3||Dfuse Team|
|Challengers 3||Ballista Esports|
|Challengers 3||Raise Your Edge Gaming.|
VCT Stage 1 Europe: schedule and results
VCT Masters EU runs from March 12 to 21.
Day 1: Friday, March 12
|Groups Day 1||Ballista 0-2 Heretics||9AM||1PM||5PM|
|ACE 0-2 NiP||1PM||4PM||8PM|
Day 2: Saturday, March 13
|Groups Day 2||Guild 1-2 FPX||8AM||12PM||4PM|
|Alliance 0-2 Dfuse||12PM||3PM||7PM|
Day 3: Sunday, March 14
|Groups Elimination Matches||Ballista 0-2 ACE||8AM||12PM||4PM|
|Guild 2-1 Alliance||12PM||3PM||7PM|
Day 4: Thursday, March 18
|Groups Winners Match||Heretics 2-1 NiP||9AM||1PM||5PM|
|FPX 2-0 DFUSE||1PM||4PM||8PM|
Day 5: Friday, March 19
|Group Decider Match||NiP 0-2 ACE||9AM||1PM||5PM|
|DFUSE 1-2 Guild||1PM||4PM||8PM|
Day 6: Saturday, March 20
|Semifinals||Heretics 2-0 Guild||8AM||12PM||4PM|
|FPX 1-2 ACE||12PM||3PM||7PM|
Day 7: Sunday, March 21
|Finals||Heretics 2-3 ACE||8AM||12PM||4PM|