VCT Masters Berlin has finally come to a close. The tournament was a showcase of high octane Valorant, new strategies, upcoming players, unexpected upsets, startling revelations and a bright future for Valorant esports. The tournament came to a close on 20 September 2021, and, in the finals between Team Envy and Gambit Esports, Gambit took the match with a 3-0 wipeout against the North American Valorant Team.
With this, Gambit Esports have been crowned the champions of VCT Stage 3 Masters: Berlin. The final was played in the traditional method- a best of 5 across Valorant maps selected by teams. Map 1 was Bind, followed by Haven, which led to Map 3- Split.
VCT Masters 2021: Gambit wipe out Envy to win the tournament
The neat part here is that at the start of almost each match, Envy seemed to have the upper hand- they were winning the early, low-economy rounds, but Gambit turned things on their heads in the bonus and rifle rounds. Gambit was unpredictable in their attack as well as defense, and always managed to breathe down Envy’s neck, even in matches that seemed long lost.
In almost all the maps, Gambit gave Envy the lead initially and then caught up with them only to break through defences, get into the sites and take unexpected control of the map. Map 1 Bind ended with a score of 15-13, Map 2 came to a close with a score of 13-11, and the final map, Split concluded with a 13-9 win for Gambit Esports.
The final match was truly one of the best games of the VCT Stage 3 tournament. Both teams put their best foot forward and showcased some impressive Valorant, unseen in many circles. Prior to that too, there were some exciting EU vs NA battles, and you can check out their scores here.
VCT Masters: What lies in the future?
Last time, the Major Valorant tournament was won by Sentinels, a team from NA, and this is the first time EMEA region has taken the trophy away for themselves. Speaking of Sentinels, the fan favourites were out of the tournament after losing to G2 twice. Now, we can expect both the regions, and others as well, to up their game and bring their best strategies and players forward in future Valorant tournaments.
All in all, the tournament was entertainment packed and a great treat to watch for fans of the popular first person shooter game. We can’t wait to see what future tournaments of Valorant hold for us.