The VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Europe Stage 1 Masters has come to an end. The top eight European teams competed for $ 150,000 as well as 320 VCT Circuit Points. The champion of the tournament, quite unexpectedly, was the Acend team, which beat Team Heretics in the grand final (3: 2).
Interestingly, before the start of the tournament, Acend acquired the Raise Your Edge Gaming roster, which only qualified for the VCT 2021: Europe Stage 1 Masters from the third time. In addition, already at the start of the tournament, the team lost to NiP (0: 2), falling into the lower bracket of Group A. However, after the team issued a convincing streak of victories, simultaneously throwing off Ballista (2: 0), NiP (2: 0) and FunPlus Phoenix (2: 1).
The second finalist of the tournament, Heretics, made it out of the group without any problems, beating Ballista (2: 0) and NIP (2: 1). In the semifinals of the championship, the team also defeated Guild (2: 1).
The MVP of the tournament was expectedly cNed from Acend. The Turkish legionnaire has created a new meta for Jett, showing an unprecedented level of confidence and aggression.
Final distribution of seats VCT 2021: Europe Stage 1 Masters:
- 1st place: Acend - $ 60,000 and 100 VCT Circuit Points.
- 2nd place: Team Heretics - $ 30,000 and 70 VCT Circuit Points.
- 3-4th place: Guild Esports - $ 15,000 and 45 VCT Circuit Points.
- 3-4th place: FunPlus Phoenix - $ 15,000 and 45 VCT Circuit Points.
- 5th-6th place: Ninjas In Pajamas - $ 10,000 and 20 VCT Circuit Points.
- 5th-6th place: DfuseTeam - $ 10,000 and 20 VCT Circuit Points.
- 7th-8th place: Ballista Esports - $ 5,000 and 10 VCT Circuit Points.
- 7th-8th place: Alliance - $ 5,000 and 10 VCT Circuit Points.