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The last Masters event for the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour is only a month away and teams from across the globe are still competing for the chance to represent their regions. Over the last few weeks leading up to the Challenger Playoffs, fans saw several familiar faces from VCT Masters 2: Reykjavík eliminated from VCT Masters 3; Berlin contention.

So far, Version1 from North America, Fnatic from Europe, NUTURN Gaming from Korea, and X10 from Southeast Asia will not be attending the second international event for VALORANT. With another week remaining until we find out all the teams that have qualified, here is a list of who is currently still competing for their place.

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

With Fnatic out of contention for VCT Masters 3, there will be at least three new teams coming to Berlin. Team Liquid, who also qualified for VCT Masters 2, is still in the running to attend back-to-back international events. Alongside Team Liquid, there are two new teams that have already qualified in SuperMassive Blaze and new kings of Europe, Acend.

Teams qualified:

  • Acend
  • SuperMassive Blaze
  • G2 Esports
  • Gambit Esports

Teams eliminated:

  • Fire Flux Esports
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Oxygen Esports
  • Natus Vincere
  • forZe
  • Giants Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Guild Esports
Team Liquid poses at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters Features Da
Team Liquid poses at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters 2 Features Day. | Provided by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

North America

North America dominated VCT Masters 2 in Iceland with Sentinels taking home the trophy and allowing an additional team to qualify for Berlin. The Challenger Playoffs for NA concluded on Aug. 15 with 100 Thieves and Envy joining Sentinels on the international stage this time around.

Teams qualified:

  • Sentinels
  • Envy
  • 100 Thieves

Teams eliminated:

  • XSET
  • TSM
  • Rise
  • FaZe Clan
  • Luminosity Gaming
Sentinels are crowned the champions of Masters 2
Sentinels lift the Masters 2 trophy after winning the event. | Provided by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Latin America

As one of the smallest regions in the VALORANT Champions Tour, Latin America will only have one representative at VCT Masters 3 like they had at VCT Masters 2. There will be four teams competing for the chance to punch their ticket to Germany. Among those four teams, the former VCT Masters 2 representatives KRÜ Esports will be representing Latin America again at Masters 3.

Teams qualified:

  • KRÜ Esports

Teams eliminated:

  • Infinity
  • Six Karma
  • Australs

Brazil

Both VCT Masters 2 Brazil representatives Sharks Esports and Team Vikings have been eliminated from Challenger Playoffs, which means that two new teams in Havan Liberty and Keyd Stars will represent Brazil in the upcoming international event at Masters 3.

Teams qualified:

  • Havan Liberty
  • Keyd Stars

Teams eliminated:

  • Jaguares
  • Gamelanders Blue
  • Sharks Esports
  • Stars Horizon
  • Team Vikings
  • FURIA Esports
Team Vikings poses at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters Features Day
Team Vikings pose at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters Features Day. | Provided by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

South Korea

The South Korea Challenger Playoffs had numerous upsets and saw two new champions rise from the ashes in the end. While fans got to see NUTURN Gaming take over in VCT Masters 2, they were eliminated early in Challenger Playoffs, meaning two new teams will represent the country.

Teams qualified:

  • Vision Strikers
  • F4Q

Teams eliminated:

  • Prince
  • World Game Star
  • TNL Esports
  • GochuGaru
  • NUTURN Gaming
  • DAMWON Gaming
NUTURN Gaming on stage at Masters 2
NUTURN Gaming on stage at Masters 2. | Provided by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Japan

Unlike South Korea, Crazy Raccoon rose to the occasion once again in Japan to qualify for VCT Master 3. The team had a lackluster showing at VCT Masters 2 but will look to be coming back and proving their strength in Berlin. Joining them this time around is ZETA DIVISION who came from the lower bracket to upset Crazy Raccoon in the grand finals to qualify.

Teams qualified:

  • Crazy Raccoon
  • ZETA DIVISION

Teams eliminated:

  • Insomnia
  • REJECT
  • Northeption
  • FENNEL
  • Feeling
  • Black Ignis

Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Challenger playoffs started with an intense group stage before moving into a playoff bracket. X10 were the sole representatives of SEA at VCT Masters 2 but were eliminated from contention for VCT Masters 3 in Group C after they tied three matches. Now, two new representatives will rise to the occasion.

Teams qualified:

  • Paper Rex
  • Bren Esports

Teams eliminated:

  • X10 Esports
  • Galaxy Racer
  • UwU
  • Oasis Gaming
  • ONIC Esports
  • Five Ace e-Sports
  • EGO
  • Sharper Esports
  • CERBERUS Esports
  • CBT Gaming
  • Team Big BAAM
  • BOOM Esports
  • FULL SENSE
  • Alter Ego

Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Valorant. When Danny is not writing about all the latest news, he can be found on the 100 Thieves / Seattle Surge Discord or playing Call of Duty.


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