The strict travelling restrictions due to COVID-19 has been stated as the reason for this disappointing news, and Riot will now proceed with 15 teams in Valorant Master Berlin.
"This was a tough decision, and we share in the disappointment of our players and fans." Alex Francois, Head of Competitive Operations for Valorant Esports, said. "Despite this setback, we are proud of Bren Esports' achievements in VCT so far and look forward to their participation in future events."
As a result, the organizers have announced a few changes in the tournament format. Moving forward, Group D, where Bren Esports was placed, will follow a double round-robin format, and the top two teams will advance to the elimination stage of VCT Masters Berlin.
Bren Esports will be awarded 175 VCT points and the prize money for qualifying for Masters Berlin. The format of no other group will get impacted by this decision, and a total of eight teams will qualify for the elimination bracket.
VCT Masters Berlin will begin on 10th September, and the finals are scheduled to be held on 19th September.
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