Bren Esports will not be attending the Valorant Champions Tour Masters in Berlin
The tournament has been slightly adapted to suit the change.
This weekend marks the beginning of the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters, set to take place in Berlin, Germany. The international tournament will bring the best Valorant teams from the various VCT regions across the globe to compete for a spot in the massive Champions event at the end of the year, as well as for a share of the cash prize.
Despite the event only a few days out, Riot has issued a statement revealing that Bren Esports will not be able to attend and compete in the tournament due to tightening travel restrictions thanks to Covid-19.
"Ahead of Masters Berlin, Riot Games worked to secure the required travel permissions for every qualified team," said Riot. "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 number one seeded team from Southeast Asia."
Riot continued a little further explaining how the Masters event has been adapted to suit this. "As a result of this decision, the format for the tournament will be modified and Group D, where Bren Esports was placed, will pivot to a double round robin, with the top two teams advancing to the elimination stage. Bren Esports will be awarded 175 VCT points and the associated prize for qualifying into Masters Berlin. No other group will be impacted, and the tournament will conclude with an eight team single elimination bracket."
You can watch the Masters Berlin event when it starts this weekend over here.