Sentinels conquers VALORANT Masters Madrid and approaches Champions

VALORANT Masters Madrid has come to an end with an exciting victory for Sentinelsthe American team, about Gen. G, from South Korea, in a final that will go down in history. This victory not only secures the title of Masters Madrid for Sentinels, but also puts them in a prime position for the road to 'Champions 2024', the VALORANT World Cup.

With this victory at Masters Madrid, Sentinels takes a giant step towards being in 'Champions 2024'. Currently, the team has 6 points in the classification table, obtaining 3 points for its victory in the VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff and another 3 for his title in Masters Madrid. Although the road to the Champions League is long and challenging, the teams are aware that each point is vital to secure their place in the most important event of the year.

The Madrid Arena witnessed a close final that kept fans in suspense until the last moment, enjoying an event full of activities. Tickets sold out quickly, demonstrating the passion of fans to witness such a special event live. The equality between the teams on all maps generated moments of maximum emotion for both the spectators and the players themselves.

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Sentinels coach Adam “kaplan” Kaplan highlighted his team's ambition and determination as the key to victory: “The team's ambition and their desire to achieve victory have been key. I am sure that we are the team that most wanted to lift the trophy. It has been a very tough and even series; Gen. G was very prepared and played very well.”

The new format introduced by Riot Games for Masters Madrid, which included a Swiss phase with the participation of eight teams, was a great success. Leo Faria, Global Head of VALORANT Esports, highlighted in the press conference prior to the final: “Masters Madrid has been incredible and we are very happy with the first tournament of the year. The new Swiss phase has proven to be very successful and, again, we have seen great growth.”

For his part, John Needham, Global Esports President of Riot Games, stressed the importance of authenticity and local relevance in VALORANT tournaments: “We have an unshakeable belief: the will to be deeply local and authentic in these tournaments and that would not be possible without our network of local offices.

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The Madrid Masters grand final also included the live reveal of Clove, VALORANT agent 25, and an exciting showmatch between Spanish and international content creators led by Mixwell, which ended with a Spanish victory. VALORANT Executive Producer Anna Donlon celebrated Spain's passionate and competitive community, highlighting the exciting start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2024 in Madrid.

Alberto Guerrero thanked the Spanish community for its support and highlighted the presence of three Spanish teams in VCT EMEA, highlighting Riot Games' commitment to the development of a solid and diverse competitive ecosystem. Remember, Paper Rex from Singapore completed the podium in third place, while LOUD from Brazil took fourth place in the championship.