Philippines’ top esports team Bren Esports doesn’t seem to be blessed this time. Riot Games failed to secure visas for the Bren Esports players.

Riot officially announced through their Twitter handle, that Bren Esports is going to miss the VCT Stage 3 Masters in Berlin which will start from 10th September. Even though Riot contacted both the Philippines and German governments, they were failed to come up with a solution.

Alex Francois, Valorant Esports head of competitive operations said,

Ahead of Masters Berlin, Riot Games worked to secure the required travel permissions for every qualified team. Unfortunately, with tightening travel restrictions around the world due to changing COVID-19 developments, we were unable to secure the necessary travel visas for Bren Esports, the No. 1 seeded team from Southeast Asia.

Therefore the VCT Masters will begin with 15 teams only. Riot will modify the tournament format while two top teams of Group D will proceed to the elimination stage. In addition, Bren Esports will receive 175 VCT points and the prize money for qualifying.

Note: The VCT Masters Berlin will start on 10th September and end on 19th September.

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