North American powerhouse Sentinels become the first NA team to qualify for Berlin Masters. They beat Envy 2-0 in upper bracket semi-finals to move into Upper bracket finals, with this win Sentinels secured a top 3 finish in NA stage 3 Challengers Playoffs and secured one out of three NA spots in Berlin Masters.
The Reykjavik Masters winner Sentinels were the clear favourites to come out on top of the North American region, it was so certain that teams stated that it felt like they were competing for 2 spots among the other 7 teams.
Sentinels vs Envy VCT NA Challengers Playoffs Result-
After beating Rise 2-1 in first round of upper bracket, the number 1 seed faced Envy (who defeated TSM 2-1) in Upper bracket semi-finals. The winner of this game had the opportunity to play in Berlin Masters.
Map 1, Sentinels picked Icebox to face Envy. After an equal first half Sentinels came out on top in an intense game, barely winning 13-11 and took a 1-0 lead in best of 3 series.
Map 2, Envy picked Haven as their map pick, but failed to win it and force game 3. Sentinels took this map with similar score line of 13-11 and took the series 2-0. Both games were super close and were only 1 round off for Overtime.
But with this performance Envy managed to prove everyone that the Sentinels are mortals and beatable. Sentinels will now face 100T in upper bracket finals t0 move onto grand finals of Stage 3 Challengers playoffs. 100T are also qualified for Berlin Masters as they beat XSET 2-0 in upper bracket semi-finals to secure a top 3 finish.