With VCT Masters Berlin bringing teams from around the world to Europe to compete for the Stage 3 trophy, it's hard to keep track of which teams are represented at the event. Here's a useful list of all the teams and the region they represent.
The teams from EMEA
The EMEA will be sending new teams to the Masters. Gone are Fnatic and Liquid, in are four fresh challengers.
Gambit has invested in the future us Russian VALORANT, and it is paying off. The team consists of four teenagers, with the in-game leader redgar being the oldest at 23.
SMB is worthy of the Turkish super team moniker. They're the best the country has to offer in every role. However, with the solo duelist comp they play, much pressure is put on star player Izzy.
The one Turkish player that is missing from SMB is Acend's cNed. But it's fair to say that he's doing pretty well on his own. Acend were underdogs to qualify for the event, but this proves that they can surprise at Masters.
The great loss of VCT Masters 2 was G2's absence. Arguably the best team in Europe, G2 deserves a spot in Berlin. The complete revamp of the lineup, with only mixwell remaining after stage 2, paid off, but the team will need to step up to succeed.
The teams from North America
The defending champions are looking set to prolong their reign. Sentinels were unbeatable in NA, but it was notable how some teams were catching up in the latter stages of the Challengers playoffs.
100T are the most experienced team playing in Berlin. The roster knows what it takes to play on LAN, and more importantly: how to win.
Envy is a team that has been searching for the right formula. The team has been competitive ever since its creation but seemed to be missing something special. The addition of yay and Marved might be just that.
The teams from South America
KRU Esports is a bit of an odd team. The team emphasizes the relation between esports and regular sports, with Barcelone's Sergio Aguero being the founder and CEO of the organization. Performance-wise, KRU is a big unknown, as this is their first real test.
Havan had a turbulent start of the year but settled on a roster before the summer. A dominant showing in the Brazillian playoffs followed as they didn't lose a single map until the final. A loss to Keyd meant they're 'only' the second seed from Brazil.
Keyd only signed their current roster back in June but surprised everyone by claiming the first seed in Brazil.
The teams from Asia
It seems like every tactical fps has a historical winning streak soon after being released. Vision Strikers provided that streak for VALORANT. The shocking early exit in stage 2 prompted one of the most exciting roster moves of this year, as they acquired Lakia.
The team that is known as content kings in Korea, F4Q has an easy-going way of looking at things. But F4Q is a team that can not be underestimated.
ZETA Division and Crazy Raccoon are locked in a thrilling rivalry for the title of the best Japanese team. Historically, Raccoon held the advantage, but ZETA managed to topple them in the grand final of the Challengers playoffs.
Filippino squad Bren earned the first seed of the South-East Asia region. The core of the team has been playing together for over a year now, which is ideal for a highly tactical way of playing VALORANT.
Paper Rex was founded by legendary Swedish CS 1.6 player dsn. The roster initially played CS:GO, but decided to entirely transition to VALORANT at the start of the year.