Coming into VCT Masters 3 Berlin everyone was counting Group B and Group C as the weaker groups but in the end, the best of these two groups came through the quarterfinals and semifinals, and we got Gambit and Envy facing each other in the Grand finals. in the end, Gambit wins VCT Masters 3 Berlin.
Gambit wins VCT Masters 3 Berlin
After 9 days of head-to-head top-tier competitive Valorant, we got our two finalists. EMEA vs NA, the final everyone wanted. Gambit vs Envy, two extremely talented teams faced off in the Grand finals and Gambit the title “Best Team in the world”.
Gambit won flawlessly in their first game of the tournament with a 2-0 score. They hit a speed breaker in the form of 100T and lost the BO3 with a 1-2 scoreline. Then they took the second seed of their group and after beating Vision Striker in the quarterfinals and G2 in the semifinals they booked their tickets to the Grand finals of VCT Masters 3 Berlin.
Gambit vs G2 Esports in the Semifinals
Map 1(Breeze): In the first half of the map Gambit took a slight edge over G2 with a 7-5 half. Gambit managed to close out the map with a 13-10 scoreline.
Map 2(Icebox): This map was one of a kind. G2 had no replies to nAts flanks anti-flanks. Gambit won the map flawlessly, 1st time a team managed to win a map flawlessly on an international stage. Gambit humiliated G2 with a 13-0 scoreline.
Map 3(Ascent): Gambit won the first two maps so the third map was not played.
Gambit vs Envy in the Grand Finals
Map 1(Bind): Everyone was expecting a close match up coming into the series but no one expected that close competition in the very first map. Envy looked very strong right off the bat but gambit came back really strong, the map went to overtime. These teams leveled up the first overtime as well. In the second overtime, Gambit got the best of Envy and took the map with a 15-13 scoreline.
Map 2(Haven): After an extremely close map we were up for another close one. In this map, Envy grabbed 8 rounds in the first round but in the second half Gambit took away all the advantage from Envy. Gambit won the map with a 13-11 scoreline.
Map 3(Split): This map started off pretty much equal as both the teams grabbed 6 rounds each. In the second round, Gambit was hungry for the win, Envy fought really hard but Gambit wrapped up the map and series with a 13- 9 scoreline.
Map 4(Ascent): Gambit won the first three maps so this map was not played.
Map 5(Icebox): Gambit won the first three maps so this map was not played.
In the best of 5 series Gambit totally clean-swept Envy and took the W with a 3-0 overall map score. On paper, It looks like an easy win for Gambit but it was not anything close to easy. All three maps were extremely close and Gambit took the win but they had to put their all to win each map.
After 10 days of S-teir Valorant competition, Gambit wins VCT Masters 3 Berlin and they are now officially the new Best Valorant Team of the world.