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Valorant: Bren Esports will not play in VCT Masters Berlin after visa rejection

The rumours of Bren Esports not getting their travel visas for Valorant Masters Berlin are confirmed by Riot Games, and hence, the team will not participate in the tournament.
Valorant: Bren Esports will not play in VCT Masters Berlin after visa rejection

Riot Games has officially confirmed via their Valorant Esports Twitter handle that Bren Esports from Southeast Asia will not be able to attend VCT Masters Berlin after the team was unable to get their travel visas. While other teams have been able to arrange the visas on time, the deadline that would allow Bren Esports to attend the tournament is over.

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. 

Bren Esports not playing in VCT Masters Berlin
Valorant Master Berlin will begin from 10th September. (Picture: Riot Games)

VCT Masters Berlin will begin on 10th September, and the finals are scheduled to be held on 19th September. 

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