Riot Games announced VCT Masters Berlin Stage 3 Format, Everything you should know. Since the last Master’s competition, VALORANT’s second international event, Masters Berlin, will have some format adjustments. From September 10th to September 19th, the event will take place. Sixteen teams will compete for the only international title in the history of VALORANT, representing their different regions and organizations. The stakes are high in Berlin, as the winner will be crowned VCT Champions and will get a significant increase in VCT points.
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The tournament’s first week will consist of group qualifiers, which will begin on Tuesday, September 9, and run until September 19. 16 teams from around the world will be grouped into four groups, with the distribution of areas taking into account. A double-elimination technique will be used in each group. In other words, both winner and loser group matches will be played in each group, with only one team from each group qualifying to compete in the playoffs.
The teams that finish first in their groups advance to the single-elimination playoff stage, where the winner will be crowned Masters 3 champion. The winner will also be eligible to represent their region in the Valorant Champions Tour, a LAN competition that will take place at the end of the year. The Tournament of Champions is expected to be held in Los Angeles, and the Sentinels have already secured the Valorant Champions Tour – with 540 points – thanks to their performance in the Challengers and Masters competitions during the year.
All Stage 3 Masters matchups will be played in a Bo3 format, with the exception of the grand final game, which will be played in a Bo5 format at the end of the playoffs to determine the champion.
12 of the 16 teams that will participate in the tournament have already been determined. The remaining teams will be decided following the Challengers events in Brazil (1), Southeast Asia (2), and Latin America (1).
Qualified Teams So Far
- Acend (EMEA)
- SuperMassive Blaze (EMEA)
- Gambit Esports (EMEA)
- G2 Esports (EMEA)
- Sentinels (North America)
- 100 Thieves (North America)
- Envy (North America)
- Havan Liberty (Brazil)
- Vision Strikers (Korea)
- F4Q (Korea)
- Crazy Raccoon (Japan)
- ZETA DIVISION (Japan)