The third and final stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour culminates in Berlin in September.
Leading up to the end-of-year world championship, which is expected to take place in Berlin from Dec. 1 to 12, VCT Masters Berlin will be one of the deciding factors of the tournament circuit, delivering hundreds of points to the winners.
Up from just 10 in Masters Reykjavík, Berlin will accommodate 15 teams from EMEA, North America, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, and Latina America. The tournament will bring together a rich and dynamic pool of teams, exceeding prior events in the tour.
Here are all of the teams qualified for VCT Masters Berlin.
- SuperMassive Blaze
- G2 Esports
After losing to Acend in the upper bracket of the EMEA Challengers Playoffs, Gambit were given one last chance to qualify for Masters Berlin. A hard-fought win against Team Liquid saw the CIS representatives through to the international event.
Turkey’s SuperMassive Blaze produced a dominant 2-0 performance against G2 Esports in the upper bracket of the EMEA Challengers Playoffs to secure a spot at Masters Berlin. It was only a matter of time before the Turks made it to LAN.
A win over Gambit in the EMEA Challengers Playoffs was enough for Acend to qualify for Masters Berlin. The squad, headed by Jett specialist Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek, will look to make a lasting impression in Germany’s capital in September.
EU superteam G2 Esports qualified for Masters Berlin through the lower bracket of the EMEA Challengers Playoffs, beating Giants Gaming, and former teammate David “Davidp” Prins, 2-1.
- 100 Thieves
- Team Envy
Sentinels stayed true to form and qualified for Masters Berlin following a first-place finish in the NA Challengers Playoffs. After signing Tenz as a permanent addition to the team in June, Sentinels have had very few issues when it comes to qualification.
Disappointment in Stage Two saw the end of 100T’s run to Reykjavík. But after sweeping changes came to the game in Patch 3.0 on June 22, the team have looked better than ever. With more of an emphasis on gunplay, 100T have come into their own. The team qualified for Masters Berlin after beating XSET in the upper bracket of the NA Challengers Playoffs.
Envy bounced back in the NA Challengers Playoffs with wins over FaZe Clan and XSET. The team, despite 100 Thieves coming out on top in the lower bracket finals, qualified for Masters Berlin as the final seed in North America.
- Vivo Keyd
- Havan Liberty
Vivo Keyd made it to Masters Berlin following an incredible run through the lower bracket of the Brazil Challengers Playoffs. The team ended up beating Havan Liberty 3-0 in the grand finals.
An immense clean sweep to the Brazil Challengers Playoffs finals saw Havan Liberty qualify for Masters Berlin.
- Paper Rex
Despite Bren Esports placing first in the SEA Challengers Playoffs, Riot was unable to secure the necessary travel visas for the Filipino team. This means, having passed the deadline, the team will not travel and attend the event, according to a statement by Alex Francois, head of competitive operators for VALORANT esports, on Sept. 3.
Paper Rex qualified for Masters Berlin after beating Alter Ego in the lower bracket final of the SEA Challengers Playoffs. The Singaporean-Malaysian team will represent Southeast Asia as the second seed.
- Vision Strikers
After failing to make it to Reykjavík in May, Vision Strikers underwent a roster reshuffle. The changes made to the squad, which included signing Lakia, MaKo, and BuZz, reinvigorated the team, resulting in an undefeated streak to Masters Berlin.
F4Q have been one of the most consistent teams in Korea since making their debut in VCT. The ragtag squad of streamers and former Overwatch pros qualified for Masters Berlin after beating DAMWON Gaming in the semifinals of the Korea Challengers Playoffs.
- ZETA DIVISION
- Crazy Raccoon
ZETA DIVISION, formerly known as JUPITER, clinched a 3-2 win over Crazy Raccoon in the Japan Challengers Playoffs. The surprise victory saw the all-Japanese team qualify for Masters Berlin as the first seed.
A flawless run to the Japan Challengers Playoffs finals ended in disappointment when Crazy Raccoon lost to ZETA DIVISION. But despite failing to retain the first seed in the region, the team comfortably qualified for Masters Berlin.
- KRÜ Esports
KRÜ Esports retained the top spot in Latin America after beating Australs 3-0 in the LATAM Challengers Playoffs finals. The team will look to impress at Masters Berlin in September.