Gambit sweeps Envy to become VALORANT Masters Berlin champions
Gambit sweeps Envy to become VALORANT Masters Berlin Champions. They become the second Masters champions in VALORANT esports history, succeeding the Reykjavik champions Sentinels.
Gambit Esports have had a great run in VALORANT Masters Berlin. Their path wasn’t flawless, ending up having to beat Crazy Racoon in the group stage to earn their spot in the playoffs. But it would be smooth sailing for them from then. Throughout the playoffs, Gambit Esports took a page off the defending champions’ playbook and became the VALORANT Masters Berlin champions without dropping a single map. In the second round of the playoffs, they even handed G2 Esports a perfect map, scoring 13-0 against the popular team. G2 Esports, on the other hand, took the loss in stride, claiming that they’ve delivered on their promise – making history in Masters Berlin by getting the first-ever 13-0 loss in history.
In the finals, they squared up against Team Envy, who previously scored an upset against defending champions Sentinels. Just like Gambit, Team Envy swept the competition in the previous round, scoring 2-0 against 100 Thieves in the semis. Having lost to 100 Thieves in the group stages, this sets up Gambit with a formidable foe. Until this point, Team Envy has built itself up as a strong competitor – upsetting two teams on their way to the Finals. However, their underdog power won’t intimidate Gambit. Instead, Gambit used their momentum against them, shutting them down with a 3-0 sweep in the finals.
VALORANT Champions Berlin teams now set, four more slots open from Last Chance Qualifiers
With Gambit’s win, twelve teams now have secured their slots in the VALORANT Champions Berlin. Becoming the VALORANT Masters Berlin champions gave Gambit Esports a sure slot in the tournament. Four slots are still open for the winners of each region’s Last Chance Qualifier to be held next month. The other eleven teams secured their slots through their circuit points.
VALORANT Champions Berlin Qualified Teams
- Gambit Esports – VALORANT Masters Berlin champions
- Sentinels – NA Circuit Points
- Team Envy – NA Circuit Points
- KRÜ Esports – LATAM Circuit Points
- Team Vikings – BR Circuit Points
- Keyd Stars – BR Circuit Points
- Acend – EMEA Circuit Points
- Fnatic – EMEA Circuit Points
- Vision Strikers – KR Circuit Points
- Crazy Racoon – JP Circuit Points
- X10 Esports – SEA Circuit Points
- Team Secret (formerly Bren Esports) – SEA Circuit Points
Four last slots are open for the winners of the NA, EMEA, SA, and SEA Last Chance Qualifiers, over the course of the next month. VALORANT Champions Berlin will be held from December 2 to December 12, 2021, with a yet unannounced prize pool.