Sentinels, 100 Thieves, and Envy becomes Teams From North America to Qualify for VCT Stage 3: Masters Berlin. Sentinels and 100 Thieves were the first two teams to qualify for VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin on the first day of the VALORANT VCT Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs for North America. Eight teams lined up head to head to advance from the early stages after a fierce struggle in a best of three format. Sentinels, the defending global champions, were the first to qualify for VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin.
Sentinels and 100 Thieves both showed incredible resilience on the first day to qualify for the Masters. Now the race is on to find the third and final representative from North America who will compete in Masters 3 Berlin.
— VALORANT Champions Tour NA (@valesports_na) August 11, 2021
The two teams, along with the rest of the field, will begin the international tournament on September 10th. Only South Korean teams Vision Strikers and F4Q have qualified for VCT Masters 3: Berlin so far. Sentinels dominated their first match, winning 2-1 to take the series. While Rise’s series score suggests they put up a good fight, the underdogs only won one map and lost the other two by a score of 13-3 and 13-4.
100 Thieves also set the stage for Masters’ certification. They eliminated FaZe 13-6 and 13-9, then XSET 13-11, and then 13-11 once more. On both maps, XSET came close to forcing overtime, but 100 Thieves prevented them, shutting down the squad in the final available round. With an ace versus XSET and many multi-kill rounds against FaZe and XSET, Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk was the standout player for 100 Thieves.
Sentinels have advanced to Sunday’s grand finals and are the top-seeded team from North America traveling to Berlin. Tomorrow, 100 Thieves will compete in the lower bracket finals, which will be a complete best-of-five format. XSET’s VCT run isn’t done yet; in the last chance qualifier, they’ll be a mid-tier seed. Envy will face 100T in a lower-bracket best-of-5.