Bren Esports will not be competing in VCT Masters Berlin due to visa issues

Bren Esports will no longer compete in the upcoming VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3 in Berlin, Germany.

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Bren Esports will not be competing in the VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters tournament in Berlin, Germany because they were unable to secure their visas in time, needed for them to travel and compete there.

Alex Francois, Head of Competitive Operations of VALORANT Esports, made a statement last Saturday and said that "tightening travel restrictions around the world due to changing COVID-19 developments", this meant that the final deadline for Bren Esports to be allowed to travel to Germany and compete in the tournament has unfortunately passed.

Francois further said that VALORANT developer Riot Games “explored multiple avenues” to give Bren Esports a chance to compete in Berlin. This includes engaging with German and Philippine governments. Bren Esports also said that they already “exhausted all possible options” but sadly, to no avail.

"Given the unfavourable circumstances, tight deadlines, and travel restrictions that are out of our control, our team will be unable to travel to Berlin to compete," said Bren Esports.

Francois added that coming to this decision was tough and they’re also disappointed that Bren Esports could not compete in VCT Masters Berlin.

As Bren Esports will no longer be competing in VCT Masters Berlin, the tournament will now only have 15 teams. The group stage format will be slightly changed to accommodate the reduction of participants.

Bren Esports will receive 175 VCT points as consolation because they still are qualified for VCT Masters Berlin.
 

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