Vignesh Raja
Vignesh Raja
Vignesh "Ranyel" Raja started playing video games at the age of 5. He has played multiple titles like FIFA, Paladins & Apex Legends on a semi-professional level. He now covers news from the world of Valorant & Apex Legends for ESTNN. He has written for media groups like Gameexp, Gamingonphone & Gamezo.

Valorant Berlin Masters: Qualified Teams, Brackets, Prize Pool & More

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The second international LAN event of the year is coming soon.


The Valorant community from all over the world is gearing up for one of the biggest Valorant event to date, Valorant Berlin Masters. After a grueling qualifier phase that lasted for the past few months in each region, more than 16 top teams from the various corners of the world will be facing each other at the second-biggest international LAN event in the Valorant esports scene. The tournament will begin on September 10 and is the last international major event before the Valorant World Championship at the end of this year. Here is the complete detail about the upcoming Valorant Berlin Masters.

Qualified teams for Berlin Masters

A total of 16 teams from different parts of the world have qualified for the Berlin Masters.

A variety of esports team logos appear in four vertical rows with the words "Masters Berlin Qualified Teams" above.

North America

  • Sentinels: ShahZaM, SicK, zombs, dapr & TenZ
  • 100 Thieves: Ethan, Asuna, Hiko, nitr0 & steel
  • Team Envy: Marved, crashies, FNS, yay & Victor

LATAM

  • KRU Esports: delz1k, Mazino, Klaus, NagZ & keznit

EMEA

  • Gambit Esports: Redgar, Chronicle, nAts Sheydos & d3ffo
  • Acend: zeek, cNed, BONECOLD, Kiles & starxo
  • SuperMassive: Blaze, Turko, Izzy, pAura, russ & Brave
  • G2 Esports: AvovA, nukkye, mixwell, koldamenta & keloqz

SEA

  • Paper Rex: f0rsakeN, mindfreak, Benkai, d4v41 & shiba
  • Bren Esports: DubsteP, witz, JessieVash, BORKUM & Dispenser

Brazil

  • Havan Liberty: liazzi, shion, myssen, pleets & krain
  • Keyd Stars: murizzz, JhoW, heat, v1xen & ntk
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Japan

  • Crazy Raccoon: neth, Fisker,Bazzi, Minty & Munchkin
  • ZETA DIVISION: makiba, takej, Laz, crow & Reita

South Korea

  • Vision Strikers: k1Ng, stax, Lakia, Rb, BuZz & MaKo
  • F4Q: Bunny, Esperanza, FiveK, Efina & zunba

Valorant Berlin Masters Group Brackets

A bracket system is laid out with boxes for each match and future matches with the VCT Masters Berlin logo in the center.

Yesterday, Riot games announced the bracket list containing the team list for the upcoming Berlin Masters.

Group A:

  • Vision Strikers
  • Paper Rex
  • SuperMassive Blaze
  • Acend

Group B:

  • Havan Liberty
  • Envy
  • KRU Esports
  • Zeta Division

Group C:

  • Gambit
  • Crazy Raccoon
  • Keyd Stars
  • 100 Thieves

Group D:

  • F4Q
  • Sentinels
  • G2 Esports
  • Bren Esports

All the teams in a group will face each other in a double-elimination style format, with the top two teams advancing the next round. In the Second Stage, the first-place team in a particular group will randomly face a second-placed team from other groups in a single knockout-style game.

The winners of the Knockout matches will then face off each other in the Semifinals.

All the games in the Group Stage, Knockout matches, and Semifinals will be in a Bo3 format except the Grand Finals, which will be in a Bo5.

VCT Berlin Masters schedule

  • Group Stage: September 10 - September 16
  • Quarterfinals: September 16 - September 17
  • Semi-finals: September 18
  • Grand finals: September 19

Valorant Berlin Masters Prize Pool

A timeline is shown with the dates of various 2021 Valorant tournaments highlighted.

Riot Games is yet to announce the official prize pool for the tournament. The last VCT Masters in Iceland had a staggering prize pool of $600,000. So if comparing it with the previous one, the upcoming VCT Berlin Masters may have a total prize pool of 1-1.5 Million USD. Apart from the prize money, the top finishing teams can earn circuit points to qualify for the Valorant World Championship.

  • 1st: A place at the Valorant World Champions Tour
  • 2nd: 375 Circuit Points
  • 3-4th: 325 Circuit Points
  • 5-8th: 275 Circuit Points
  • 9-12th: 225 Circuit Points
  • 13-16th: 175 Circuit Points
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How to watch Valorant Berlin Masters

You can watch all the games from the Valorant Berlin Masters on the official Valorant Twitch Channel or Valorant Champions Tour YouTube Channel at 6:30 PDT each match day. Apart from the official streams, Riot games will also arrange watch parties catered for local audiences from each region, similar to the first VCT Iceland Major.

Images via Riot Games.

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