This has been the first weekend of the final Valorant Masters event of the year. Valorant Masters Berlin is the last chance for teams to qualifier for the Grand Finale at the end of the year. We have already seen some amazing games and are likely to see even more by the end of the event. Here are just some of the highlights of this nail-biting series.
The very first match of Valorant Masters Berlin was a complete toss-up. Heading into the event, no-one could predict the outcome of this event. The odds were practically 50/50.
It was a surprise for everyone when Acend took complete control. They won their game 2-0. They wiped the floor with Blaze on the first map but faltered on the second. It was only down to some fantastic aggression during poor rounds for Blaze, that Acend managed to come out on top. Acend lost 5 rounds in a row on the second map, Ascent, but managed to squeak a win in the round and ultimately the complete match.
Massive esports organisation, 100 Thieves, and their Valorant Roster defeated Havan Liberty in the opening match of Group C. They won another decisive victory on the first day of the event, winning 2-0.
The first map was Ascent and both teams used their triple initiator strategies. Joshua "steel" Nissan and his use of KAY/O’s suppression knife was the deciding factor for 100 Thieves victory. Havan were up against the wall going into the second map and they couldn’t keep up with 100 Thieves.
Surprisingly, this was a close match. The South Korean team, Vision Strikers, were one of the favourite teams heading into the event. PaperRex, on the other hand, was definitely not as highly rated.
While Vision Strikers still ended up on top, PaperRex certainly made them fight for it. It ended with a 2-0 victory for Vision but Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto was a thorn in their side the entire time. He ended the match with a total of 48 kills across the two matches.
This might be the end for PaperRex this year, but we bet that anyone watching the match will have their eyes on f0rsakeN, he is going places.
There isn’t much to say about this match. Gambit was the highest seeded team in their group while Crazy Racoon was the lowest. So, unsurprisingly, Gambit wiped the floor with them. Both maps that they played ended up 13-1 in favour of Gambit. They just did not let up. There was no way that Crazy Racoon could break their defence or even put up a defence against them.
An interesting match-up here. Team Envy had a very slow start to this match. They lost all but one of the first eight rounds of the map. Even with a seven round deficit, they ended up winning that map 15-13. It looks like it took them a while to get into gear but once they did, they made their way to the winner’s bracket.