Following the conclusion of seven regional Challengers playoffs, VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin is finally set with 16 of the best Valorant teams in the world competing for VCT circuit points, prize money, and a direct invite to Riot Games’ world championship tournament at the end of the year.

Only Sentinels, Crazy Raccoon, and KRU Esports are returning to the Masters’ stage, while the other 13 teams will be making their international Valorant tournament debuts.


What is VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin?

Credit: Riot Games

The tournament is Riot Games’ second-ever international Valorant competition.

For VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin, the game developer decided to up the ante by increasing the number of teams to 16. Previously, VCT Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík featured a total of 10 teams.


VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin schedule and results

Lakia at VCT Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík
Credit: Riot Games

The Group Stage starts on September 10 followed by the Playoffs.

All times and days are in GMT+8.

(Last updated September 18)

Playoffs

September 20

ROUNDTEAMRESULTSTEAM
Grand FinalGambit Esports3 – 0Team Envy

September 19

ROUNDTEAMRESULTSTEAM
SemifinalsG2 Esports0 – 2Gambit Esports
Semifinals100 Thieves0 – 2Team Envy

September 18

ROUNDTEAMRESULTSTEAM
Quarterfinals100 Thieves2 – 1Acend
QuarterfinalsTeam Envy2 – 0Sentinels

September 17

ROUNDTEAMRESULTSTEAM
QuarterfinalsVision Strikers1 – 2Gambit Esports
QuarterfinalsG2 Esports2 – 0KRÜ Esports

Group Stage Matches

September 10

GROUPTEAMRESULTTEAM
AAcend2 – 0SuperMassive Blaze

September 11

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
DG2 Esports2 – 1F4Q
A100 Thieves2 – 0Havan Liberty
AVision Strikers2 – 0Paper Rex

September 12

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
CGambit Esports2 – 0Crazy Raccoon
BTeam Envy2 – 0 Vivo Keyd
BKRÜ Esports2 – 1Zeta Division

September 13

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
DSentinels2 – 1G2 Esports
CGambit Esports1 – 2100 Thieves
BTeam Envy2 – 0KRÜ Esports

September 14

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
A Vision Strikers2 – 0 Acend
DSentinels2 – 0F4Q
D F4Q0 – 2G2 Esports

September 15

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
BVivo Keyd2 – 0Zeta Division
CCrazy Raccoon2 – 0Havan Liberty
APaper Rex1 – 2SuperMassive Blaze

September 16

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
DG2 Esports2 – 0Sentinels
BKRÜ Esports2 – 0Vivo Keyd
AAcend2 – 1SuperMassive Blaze

September 17

GROUPTEAMRESULTSTEAM
CGambit Esports2 – 1Crazy Raccoon
DF4Q1 – 2Sentinels

Group Stage Standings

GROUP AWINSLOSSES
Vision Strikers20
Acend21
SuperMassive Blaze12
Paper Rex02
GROUP BWINSLOSSES
Team Envy20
KRÜ Esports21
Vivo Keyd12
Zeta Division02
GROUP CWINSLOSSES
100 Thieves20
Gambit Esports21
Crazy Raccoon12
Havan Liberty02
GROUP DWINSLOSSES
G2 Esports31
Sentinels31
F4Q04

Format of VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin

VCT Stage 2 Masters Trophy
Credit: Riot Games

The tournament kicks off with the Group Stage where the 16 teams will be split into four groups with four teams each.

They will compete in a double-elimination format, where the top two teams will advance to the Playoffs. All matches will be best-of-threes.

The Playoffs will host eight of the remaining teams in a single-elimination bracket. Except for the best-of-five Grand Final match, all matches will be best-of-threes.

(Update: September 3, 2021)

As a result of Bren Esports not making it to the tournament, the format for the tournament will be modified and Group D, where Bren Esports, was placed, will pivot to a double round-robin, with the two top teams advancing to the Elimination Stage.


Where will VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin be held?

Credit: Verti Music Hall

The tournament will take place at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany, the same location where the League of Legends 2019 World Championship Group Stage was held.



VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin prize pool

Sentinels, VCT Stage 2 Masters champions, VCT, Valorant
Credit: Riot Games

Riot Games has yet to release details about the prize pool of the tournament.

What’s confirmed is that the winner will receive a direct invite to the Valorant Champions tournament at the end of the VCT 2021 season. 

All teams will also be competing for the lion’s share of the 3,400 VCT circuit points up for grabs. Teams that have the most VCT circuit points at the end of the season will be invited to the Valorant Champions tournament.


Teams competing in the VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin

Credit: Valorant Champions Tour

These are the sixteen teams that qualified from the VCT Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs.

(Update from the Valorant Champions Tour team from September 3, 2021.)

The number one seeded team from Southeast Asia, Bren Esports, was not able to secure the necessary travel visas and will not be able to attend VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin.

North America

  • Sentinels
  • 100 Thieves
  • Team Envy

EMEA

  • Gambit Esports
  • SuperMaissve Blaze
  • Acend
  • G2 Esports

Korea

  • Vision Strikers
  • F4Q

Brazil

  • Vivo Keyd
  • Havan Liberty

Southeast Asia

  • Bren Esports (out)
  • Paper Rex

Japan

  • Zeta Division
  • Crazy Raccoon

Latin America

  • KRU Esports

Where to watch the VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin?

VCT Stage 2 Masters Reykjavik Iceland Stage, Valorant
Credit: Riot Games

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Valorant’s Twitch channel and YouTube page.

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