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Gambit Esports are the winners of the VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Berlin, defeating Envy 3-0 in the grand final on Sunday. After a tense day, here is everything that happened in the Berlin Final.

Team Envy and Gambit Esports shake during opening ceremony | by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games
Team Envy and Gambit Esports shake during opening ceremony. | by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Map by Map highlights:

Bind (GMB Map Pick): Gambit Wins

After Envy won the coin toss and banned Breeze, the first map picked was Bind. Team Envy’s Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen opened up the game with four kills from a Ghost pistol. Then, in Round 2, Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker followed that up with a 4-kill round wielding a Spectre. This seemed to help boost Envyrather than l’s momentum, as they moved to 1-4. Gambit seemed to be lurking until the very end of the timer, and Envy started exploiting that. They started focusing on the spike plant to prevent planting etting Gambit activate the spike in the first place. But Gambit adjusted, going from 1-5 to 4-6, with Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov earning a multi-kill round of his own. After two back and forth rounds, the half ended 7-5.

Gambit grabbed the first four rounds of the second half, with the Gambit earning a flawless on their buy round. The Russian team won against an Envy full buy and then Chronicle slammed them again with four kills on his Vandal, taking the game to 9-7. There was also Round 22 where the caster’s and viewer’s heart collectively stopped as Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov stuck the spike defuse only for Envy to kill him with what looked like less than a second left on the defuse bar. The game looked as though it was locked in for Gambit, but then Envy fought back, making it 12-12 and sending it to overtime. On the first round of overtime Gambit attacked Envy fast, in contrast to their slow play from the rest of the game and took the round. After taking it to 13-13, Gambit pulled ahead and took the map 15-13.

Haven (Envy Map Pick): Gambit Wins

Haven was a lot closer at the start. The game went back and forth as teams were forced into multiple low credit buys. But Envy pulled ahead, making it 8-4 at the half as yay had a four kill round on the Operator. But Gambit wasn’t having any of it. With Redgar on Reyna, they took the next four rounds, making it 8-8. Even when Envy went up 10-8, it felt as though Gambit was causing utter chaos as they were just walking into sites and killing Envy’s players. In the end, Gambit was too strong and won the map 13-11.

Split (GMB Map Pick): Gambit Wins

Split was close in the first half. Trades and the score went back and forth, with it ending 6-6. But after Chronicle and D3ffo and Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin all started picking up kills and warming up to Envy’s tactics, they took it 13-9.

Stat highlights from VALORANT Masters Berlin

Stats provided by vlr.gg and runitback.gg.

Peak viewers for the final series: 692 486 viewers

Top five players based on Average Combat Score

  1. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 280.3
  2. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 280.2
  3. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 269.5
  4. Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek: 267.8
  5. Gambit Esports’ Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin: 265.9

Top 5 players based on Kill/Death Ratio

  1. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 1.44
  2. Gambit Esports’ Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin: 1.40
  3. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 1.38
  4. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 1.38
  5. Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek: 1.36

Top five agents pick rates

  1. Jett: 85%
  2. Sova: 64%
  3. Astra: 60%
  4. Skye: 58%
  5. Viper: 48%
 Gambit Esports on stage at Masters 3 Berlin | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games
Gambit Esports on stage at Masters 3 Berlin. | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Who is going to Last Chance Qualifier and Champions?

With Berlin done, movement is now closed. Here is who is going to LCQ and Champions. TSM will miss out on VCT Champions 2021.

North America

Going to Champions: Sentinels, Team Envy

Going to NA LCQ: 100 Thieves, Version1, FaZe Clan, XSET, Luminosity Gaming, Cloud 9 Blue, Gen.G Esports, Rise

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Going to Champions: Gambit Esports, Acend, Fnatic

Going to EMEA LCQ: Team Liquid, G2 Esports, SuperMassive Blaze, Futbolist, Oxygen Esports, Guild Esports, forZe

Brazil

Going to Champions: Team Vikings, Keyd Stars

Going to SA LCQ: Havan Liberty, Furia Esports, Gamelanders Blue, Sharks Esports

Japan

Going to Champions: Crazy Raccoon

Going to APAC LCQ: ZETA DIVISION, REJECT

Korea

Going to Champions: Vision Strikers

Going to APAC LCQ: NUTURN Gaming, F4Q

Southeast Asia

Going to Champions: X10 Esports, Team Secret

Going to APAC LCQ: Paper Rex, Full Sense, BOOM Esports

Latin America

Going to Champions: KRÜ Esports

Going to SA LCQ: Six Karma, Australs, Infinity, LAZER

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