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Valorant Masters Berlin to be held in September, expanded to 16 teams

Going from ten to 16 teams, the winner will be guaranteed a place in the end-of-year Valorant Champions tournament.
Valorant Masters Berlin to be held in September, expanded to 16 teams

On Wednesday, Riot Games announced that the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters will be held in Berlin between 9-19th September.

It will be held in the Verti Music Hall, previously the host of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship group stage.

Seven Challengers events, which start in June, will serve as qualifiers for the event.

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Masters Berlin will take place over ten days in September. (Picture: Riot Games)

It will be the third and final Masters event of the 2021 Valorant Champions Tour, with the winner being guaranteed a spot in the end-of-year Valorant Champions event, which will crown the 2021 Valorant World Champion. It will also be the last chance for teams to earn points that could qualify them for a place in Valorant Champions.

The competition is also set to be expanded from the ten teams set to take the stage in this month's Masters Reykjavík to 16.

Similar to Masters Reykjavík, Berlin will be an in-person LAN held on a closed network providing players with the best possible environment for playing. In an accompanying virtual preview event, Whalen Rozelle, Riot's Sr. Director of Esports, said they hoped to be able to have a live audience in attendance but ultimately it would be up to the authorities in Berlin.

Before that though, there is Reykjavík, the much-anticipated event will be the first time the best teams from across the world compete at LAN, the clash of styles is a mouth-watering prospect and it will act as a bellwether for the regions and Valorant esports as a whole. The event is set to begin on the 24th of May and run until the end of the month.