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08/27/21Esports

VCT STAGE 3 MASTERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Masters Berlin is right around the corner! More than 2,200 teams from around the world fought for the 16 spots at the tournament. From September 10-19, qualified teams will compete for the Masters Berlin trophy and a direct invitation to VALORANT Champions!

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Berlin is the third Masters event of the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour and represents the last opportunity for teams to earn VCT Points that will count towards qualification for Champions, the end-of-year VALORANT World Final. In addition to earning VCT Points, the victorious team at Masters Berlin will secure a direct invitation to Champions, earning their region an additional slot at the tournament.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

Masters Berlin will be the largest international tournament to-date for VALORANT. Each of the seven participating regions could qualify a set number of the 16 total teams.

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  • EMEA - 4 teams
    • Gambit Esports
    • Papara Super Massive Blaze
    • Acend
    • G2 Esports
  • North America - 3 teams
    • Sentinels
    • 100 Thieves
    • Team Envy
  • Brazil - 2 teams
    • Vivo Keyd
    • Havan Liberty
  • Korea - 2 teams
    • Vision Strikers
    • F4Q
  • Japan - 2 teams
    • Zeta Division
    • Crazy Raccoon
  • LATAM - 1 team
    • KRÜ Esports
  • SEA
    • Bren Esports
    • Paper Rex
The tournament will consist of GSL style group play, followed by an eight team single elimination bracket. Teams were first sorted into four draw pools based on a combination of their respective final placements at Challenger events and the strength of their region.
  • Pool 1 - NA #1, EMEA #1, KR #1, BR #1
  • Pool 2 - NA #2, EMEA #2, LATAM #1, SEA #1
  • Pool 3 - JP #1, BR #2, KR #2, EMEA #3
  • Pool 4 - NA #3, SEA #2, JP #2, EMEA #4

Next each team in each pool was randomly drawn into one of the four groups (Groups A-D). If at any point a team was drawn into a group which already had a team from their region, then they were placed into the next alphabetically sequential group. The only exception to this were teams from EMEA, which as a result of having the most representatives at the tournament, could have two teams drawn into a single group.

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During the Group Stage, teams will compete through a four team, double elimination bracket to identify two winners from each group. In the first round of each group, teams from Pool 1 will face teams from Pool 4 and teams from Pool 2 will face teams from Pool 3.

After the conclusion of the fourth day of matches, a random draw will seed the Knockout Stage. The four teams who will have advanced out of their group in 1st place will be randomly assigned an yet-to-be-determined 2nd place team from a different group. The teams then will play through an eight team elimination bracket, with the first round seeing teams who placed 1st play against teams who placed 2nd.

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LOCATION AND VENUE DETAILS:

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Venue: Verti Music Hall
  • Dates: Sept 10-19th

For the health and safety of our players, staff, and local residents, the event will not be able to accommodate a live audience.

TALENT:

Bringing you all the action on the English stream will be a swathe of regional experts, casters, analysts, and on-site observers.

Hosts:

  • Yinsu Collins
  • James “Dash” Patterson

Casters and Analysts

  • Beatriz "kaquka" Alonso
  • Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire
  • Geo "Geo" Collins
  • Doug "EsportsDoug" Cortez
  • Rivington Bruce Bisland III
  • Arten "Ballatw" Esa
  • Sean Gares
  • Mitch "MitchMan" McBride
  • Michael "hypoc" Robins
  • Lauren "Pansy" Scott

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

  • Friday Sept 10 - 6am PDT Group Play
  • Saturday Sept 11 - 6am PDT Group Play
  • Sunday Sept 12 - 6am PDT Group Play
  • Monday Sept 13 - 6am PDT Group Play
  • Tuesday Sept 14 - 6am PDT Group Play
  • Wednesday Sept 15 - 6am PDT Group Play
  • Thursday Sept 16 - 6am PDT Group Play / Quarterfinals
  • Friday Sept 17 - 6am PDT Quarterfinals
  • Saturday Sept 18 - 8am PDT Semifinals
  • Sunday Sept 19 - 8am PDT Finals

Additional details about the match schedule will be posted in the coming days. Follow the below channels to get the latest information on Masters Berlin.

HOW TO WATCH:

The tournament will be broadcast in many languages and the full list of channels can be found below:

Twitch

YouTube

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