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After VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters Berlin finished, I asked for your questions about the tournament. I got some interesting questions and great suggestions! This article will analyze some of your responses with statistics and analysis.

I wanted to answer them all at once, but to keep the article short and to get it out fast I am cutting it into two parts. This article will include the questions I was able to grab data for quickly. There are five questions that I wish to cover later. They will take much longer to collect data over, so I will cover them in part 2. There are an additional five questions that ask for something I am planning on talking about in articles planned for the future. So if you don’t see your question, don’t fret, it will be out sometime in the future!

A massive thank you to Run-it-back (rib.gg) for letting me use their servers to collect data.

Who had the most first bloods?

Suggested by: @larissa2000soa2 on Twitter

  1. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 55
  2. Gambit Esport’s Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov: 55
  3. G2 Esports’ Wassim “keloqz” Cista: 46
  4. 100 Thieves’ Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk: 46
  5. F4Q’s Chae “Bunny” Joon-hyuk: 39
  6. KRÜ Esports’ Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda: 39
  7. Gambit Esports’ Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin: 37
  8. Sentinels’ Hunter “SicK” Mims: 37
  9. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 36
  10. Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek: 35
Gambit VALORANT players lifting the Masters 3 Trophy in Berlin on Stage
Gambit Esports lifts the Masters Berlin trophy. | Provided by Gambit Esports

Also, for those curious, here are the top 10 players at Berlin based on entry differential (First Kills – First Deaths):

  1. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: +26
  2. KRÜ Esports’ Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda: +18
  3. Gambit Esports’ Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov: +18
  4. G2 Esports’ Wassim “keloqz” Cista: +17
  5. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: +17
  6. 100 Thieves’ Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk: +15
  7. Gambit Esport’s Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov: +14
  8. Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek: +13
  9. F4Q’s Chae “Bunny” Joon-hyuk: +12
  10. Vision Strikers’ Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul: +10

Who had the most ability and utility kills?

Suggested by: @bloodysky_x on Twitter and @whxsvinny on Twitter

Only about 4.4% of kills in Berlin were from utility. This means players were finished off by either an ultimate (like Blade Storm or Showstopper) or an ability (Like Hot Hands or Nano Swarm). This does not include assists from utility (blinds, stuns, etc.), only if a piece of utility resulted in direct damage that then resulted in a kill. The Riot Games API does not track that, or at least give that information up.

Top 10 based on utility kills total (ultimate’s and abilities):

  1. Gambit Esport’s Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov: 32
  2. Sentinels’ Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan: 25
  3. F4Q’s Chae “Bunny” Joon-hyuk: 22
  4. G2 Esports’ Wassim “keloqz” Cista: 21
  5. Team Envy Austin “crashies” Roberts: 20
  6. 100 Thieves’ Spencer “Hiko” Martin: 18
  7. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 18
  8. Paper Rex’s Jason “f0rsakeN Susanto: 17
  9. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 17
  10. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 16
KRU Esports group photo. | Provided by Riot Games

Top 7 based on ability kills (the next five are all tied) :

  1. KRÜ Esports’ Angelo “keznit” Mori: 11
  2. Team Envy Austin “crashies” Roberts: 9
  3. F4Q’s Chae “Bunny” Joon-hyuk: 8
  4. 100 Thieves’ Spencer “Hiko” Martin: 8
  5. Acend’s Vladyslav “Kiles” Shvets: 4
  6. Vivo Keyd’s Lucas “ntk” Martins: 4
  7. Team Envy’s Victor “Victor” Wong: 4

Top 10 based on ultimate kills:

  1. Gambit Esport’s Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov: 32
  2. Sentinels’ Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan: 24
  3. G2 Esports’ Wassim “keloqz” Cista 21
  4. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 18
  5. Paper Rex’s Jason “f0rsakeN Susanto: 17
  6. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 17
  7. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 16
  8. Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek: 15
  9. F4Q’s Chae “Bunny” Joon-hyuk: 14
  10. 100 Thieves’ Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk: 13
Killjoy poses with her signature turret.
Killjoy from VALORANT. | Provided by Riot Games

Who had the most 1vX clutches?

Suggested by: @Liam__Gregory on Twitter

Top five based on number of 1vX clutches won (not including clutch fails or total clutches possible):

  1. 100 Thieves’ Spencer “Hiko” Martin: 9
  2. Team Envy Austin “crashies” Roberts: 8
  3. Gambit Esports’ Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin: 6
  4. Gambit Esports’ Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov: 6
  5. Team Envy’s Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen: 6

Top five based on percentage of 1vX clutches won (clutches won versus total clutch situations):

  1. KRÜ Esports’ Roberto Francisco “Mazino” Rivas Bugueño: 38.46%
  2. ZETA DIVISION’s Ryu “Reita” Oshiro: 33.33%
  3. Havan Liberty’s Felipe “liazzi” Galiazzi: 28.57%
  4. Vivo Keyd’s Jonathan “JhoW” Glória: 27.27%
  5. Team Envy’s Victor “Victor” Wong: 27.27

What was the most popular site for the spike to be planted?

Suggested by: @RamboCast on Twitter

Since where the spike ends up planted may not always be where attackers first start, I am going to limit the data to looking at where the spike was planted.

However, thanks to Charles (@charlieepickles on Twitter), who works for rib.gg, I can also give you the most common planted areas for each map.

Ascent

The most common plant sites on Ascent during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Credit to rib.gg
The most common plant sites on Ascent during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin. | Provided by rib.gg

Most common plant site: A (57.02% plant rate)

Bind

The most common plant sites on Bind during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Credit to rib.gg
The most common plant sites on Bind during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin. | Provided by rib.gg

Most common plant site: A (51.22% plant rate)

Breeze

The most common plant sites on Breeze during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Credit to rib.gg
The most common plant sites on Breeze during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin. | Provided by rib.gg

Most common plant site: A (66.20%)

Haven

The most common plant sites on Haven during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Credit to rib.gg
The most common plant sites on Haven during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin. | Provided by rib.gg

Most common plant site: C (46.11%)

Icebox

The most common plant sites on Icebox during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Credit to rib.gg
The most common plant sites on Icebox during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin. | Provided by rib.gg

Most common plant site: B (50.25%)

Split

The most common plant sites on Split during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Credit to rib.gg
The most common plant sites on Split during VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin | Provided by rib.gg

Most common plant site: A (53.45%)

How well did non-meta agents do versus meta agents?

Suggested by: @fuzzyVAL on Twitter

So, its hard to pinpoint exactly how well one agent performed by themselves. Even when teams use off-meta compositions, they pair it with meta picks. You would not see a team run no Sova and no Jett and no Astra and no Viper and no Skye all in one comp, there is always some combination of these agents in comps. So, the following stats compare the pick rate and win rate of “off-meta” picks to the pick rate and win rate of “meta” picks. I define “meta” as the top eight agents picked at Berlin, whereas “off-meta” is the bottom 8 agents.

Top 5 meta agents, based on pick rate:

  1. Jett: 84.85%
  2. Sova: 63.64%
  3. Astra: 59.85%
  4. Skye: 58.33 %
  5. Viper: 47.73%

Top 6 meta agents, based on win rate:

  1. Viper: 52.38%
  2. Raze: 51.43%
  3. Sova: 51.19%
  4. Killjoy: 50.88%
  5. Jett and Sage: 50%

Top 6 off-meta agents, based on pick rate:

  1. Reyna: 24.24%
  2. Cypher: 20.45%
  3. Omen: 7.58%
  4. Breach: 6.06%
  5. Brimstone & Phoenix: 5.30%

Top 6 off-meta agents, based on win rate:

  1. Brimstone: 85.71%
  2. KAY/O: 66.67%
  3. Omen: 60.00%
  4. Cypher: 55.56%
  5. Phoenix: 42.857%

Was this the lowest pick rate for Omen in VCT 2021?

Suggested by: @dhevarsh on Twitter

Omen from VALORANT. | Provided by Riot Games

Yes. Omen has been on a steady decline ever since VCT Stage 3 introduced Astra, who has been stomping on his pick rate.

His peak was Stage 1 Challengers 3 and Masters 1, where his international pick rate was 82%. At Berlin, it was 8%.

Omen's pick rate over all of VCT 2021 | Stats by vlr.gg
Omen’s pick rate over all of VCT 2021 | Stats by rib.gg

Was there a correlation between getting first blood and winning a round?

Suggested by: @TwiggyCasts on Twitter

Without going into the long data process, there is enough evidence to suggest that if a team at Berlin got first blood they would end with a win for that round.

If a player got first blood in a round, there is a 71.39% chance that the round would end in a win for that players team. So, there is a very strong correlation between first blood and winning a round.

Who are the top free agents?

Suggested by: u/InvertedBean on Reddit

I assume this means of the free agents you get in Valorant.

  1. Jett: 84.85%
  2. Sova: 63.64%
  3. Sage: 43.94%
  4. Brimstone: 5.30%
  5. Phoenix: 5.30%
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