The Valorant Champions Tour Berlin Masters format has been announced

Sentinels' 2021 VCT Masters 2 winning squad

Riot Games has finally revealed the full format for Valorant Champions Tour Masters 3, Berlin. The last major LAN before Champions later this year will see 16 of the world’s best teams duke it out for Circuit Points, among other prizes including direct qualification to Champions.

VCT Masters Berlin is set to take place from September 10-19, beginning with a week-long Group Play stage from September 10-17, before the final Elimination Bracket wraps the event up on September 18 and 19. Riot says that all matches will be played as best-of-threes, apart from the finals which will be a full-blown best-of-five.

Prior to Group Play kicking off, the teams will be sorted into four groups of four, with teams from each region distributed evenly throughout. This means for example that there will be a team from the EMEA region – which has four representatives – in each group.

Each group will then play double elimination brackets, with only one team from each group making it through to the final Elimination Bracket – a single elimination rush for both the trophy and automatic qualification for Champions.

With Masters 1 EU champion Acend and Masters 2 champion Sentinels having already locked in their spots, we’re hoping that Masters 3 will see a real clash of the titans.