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Day 6 of VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Berlin saw the next set of elimination matches. For one game, it was about the Europe-North America dynamic, for the other two, it was a matter of getting to stay in Berlin, or leaving before getting a shot at quarterfinals.

VALORANT Masters Berlin Day 6 Game Highlights

Match A4 — Paper Rex v SuperMassive Blaze (1-2): Haven looked like it was in the bag for SuperMassive Blaze, 7-5 at the half and continuing to a 10-5 lead. But Paper Rex came back with a vengeance, bringing the game into overtime. Paper Rex set up an amazing crossfire on their defense and their attack was near flawless, taking the map 14-12. This set up a scary scenario for SMB, because Haven was their pick and the next map, Breeze, was Paper Rex’s choice. But that map didn’t go according to plan for Paper Rex. SMB took it 13-2. And thus, it came down to Split, the last chance for both of these teams to stay in Berlin. And this one was relatively closer with a 6-6 half. After a tight map, SMB finished strong, and took it 10-13.

Match D5 — Sentinels v G2 Esports (0-2): Here are two words I never thought I would have to write: Sentinels lost on LAN. G2 was on fire for their Icebox map, slamming Sentinels 13-3. Split was a lot closer, but G2 finished with 13-11.

Now, this obviously carries more metaphorical weight than physical. In terms of ego, G2 is the only team to take away a match from Sentinels, and the G2 v Sentinels social media will ride this wave until the end. But as far as what this actually means for the tournament? Well, assuming Sentinels win their game against F4Q, they’ll be tied with G2 Esports. But,  since F4Q is already out of the group stage after losing three games, both G2 and Sentinels are going to the semifinals.

Match B5 — Vivo Keyd v KRÜ Esports (0-2): For both of these teams, its about staying in to see the end of Berlin, and you could tell. Both teams had players who did incredible fragging. The first map, Split, was 7-5 at the half in KRÜ’s favor, but the game went back and forth, with great plays from both sides.

Eventually KRÜ pulled ahead, taking the map 13-11. Their second map, Haven, looked like it was going to Vivo Keyd, with an 8-4 at the half and a 10-4 lead two rounds in. But then KRÜ came back with a 6 round win streak to tie it up. They managed to beat Vivo 13-11 again. Vivo fought hard, and they showed they could compete at the top level, but KRÜ Esports was just too much.

KRU Esports walks to their match at VALORANT Masters Berlin
KRU Esports walks to their match at Berlin | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Stat Highlights from VALORANT Masters Berlin

Stats provided by vlr.gg and runitback.gg.

Top five players based on Average Combat Score

  1. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 291.3
  2. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 280.3
  3. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 274.6
  4. 100 Thieves’ Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk: 270.6
  5. Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek: 258.3

Top 5 players based on Kill/Death Ratio

  1. Gambit Esports’ Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov: 1.71
  2. Vision Striker’s Goo “Rb” Sang-Min: 1.64
  3. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 1.53
  4. Vision Striker’s Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan: 1.53
  5. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 1.48

Top 5 players based on First Kill/First Death Differential

  1. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: +17
  2. KRÜ Esports’ Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda: +16
  3. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: +12
  4. G2 Esports’ Cista “keloqz” Wassim: +9
  5. Sentinel’s’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: +9

Top five agents pick rates

  1. Jett: 82%
  2. Sova: 62%
  3. Astra: 59%
  4. Skye: 55%
  5. Sage 49%
Esports commentator Sean Gares discusses the plays made today
Esports commentator Sean Gares discusses the plays made today in Berlin | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

VALORANT Masters Berlin Group Standings

Group A

Vision Strikers: 2-0 (4-0)

Acend: 1-1 (2-2)

SuperMassive Blaze: 1-1 (2-1)

Paper Rex: 0-2 (1-4)

Group B

Team Envy: 2-0 (4-0)

KRÜ Esports: 2-1 (4-3)

Vivo Keyd: 1-2 (0-4)

ZETA DIVISION: 0-2 (1-4)

Group C

100 Thieves: 2-0 (4-1)

Gambit Esports: 1-1 (3-2)

Crazy Raccoon: 0-1 (0-2)

Havan Liberty: 0-1 (0-2)

Group D

G2 Esports: 3-1 (7-3)

Sentinels: 2-1 (4-3)

F4Q: 0-3 (1-6)

SuperMassive Blaze celebrates after a victory, avoiding elimination at VALORANT Masters Berlin
SuperMassive Blaze celebrates after a victory, avoiding elimination | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

The day’s impact on VALORANT Masters Berlin

Some of what happened today is based on movement in the rankings yesterday.

After losing and dropping out of Berlin, Paper Rex have the same amount of points as Team Secret. Since Team Secret beat Paper Rex in the Southeast Asia Stage 3 Challengers Finals, they will qualify for Champions representing the SEA region. Additionally, Alter Ego is now locked out of APAC LCQ and are done for the rest of VCT 2021.

With Vivo Keyd now out of Berlin, Shark Esports will go to SA LCQ and NOORG 2.0 is out and done for the rest of VCT 2021.

The brackets are now in a strange limbo. Every region still has teams in play, and it’s possible for several orgs to make it to Champions automatically if their current team in Berlin wins. The following will break down each individual region. These are based on the current points standings.

Teams in bold are in/played in Berlin.

The stage lights up as SuperMassive Blaze and Paper Rex Team compete at VALORANT Masters Berlin
The stage lights up as SuperMassive Blaze and Paper Rex Team compete | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

North America

Going to Champions: Sentinels

Based on Current points, may automatically qualify for Champions: Team Envy

Will qualify for Champions if NA wins Berlin: 100 Thieves

Going to NA LCQ: Version1, FaZe Clan, XSET, Luminosity Gaming, Cloud 9 Blue, Gen.G Esports, Rise

Will qualify for NA LCQ if NA wins Berlin: TSM

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Going to Champions: None have locked in

Based on Current points, may automatically qualify for Champions: Gambit Esports and Fnatic

Will qualify for Champions if EMEA wins Berlin: Acend

Going to EMEA LCQ: Team Liquid, G2 Esports, SuperMassive Blaze, Futbolist, Oxygen Esports, Guild Esports

Will qualify for EMEA LCQ if EMEA wins Berlin: forZe

Brazil – Finalized

Going to Champions: Team Vikings, Keyd Stars

Going to SA LCQ: Havan Liberty, Furia Esports, Gamelanders Blue, Sharks Esports

Japan

Going to Champions: Crazy Raccoon

Will qualify for Champions if JP wins Berlin: ZETA DIVISION

Going to APAC LCQ: REJECT

Will qualify for APAC LCQ if JP wins Berlin: Northeption

G2 Esports celebrate their victory at VALORANT Masters Berlin
G2 Esports celebrate their victory at Berlin | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Korea

Going to Champions: Vision Strikers

Will qualify for Champions if KR wins Berlin: NUTURN Gaming

Going to APAC LCQ: F4Q

Will qualify for NA LCQ if NA wins Berlin: DAMWON Gaming

Southeast Asia – Finalized

Going to Champions: X10 Esports, Team Secret

Going to APAC LCQ: Paper Rex, Full Sense, BOOM Esports

Latin America

Going to Champions: KRÜ Esports

Will qualify for Champions if LATAM wins Berlin: Six Karma

Going to SA LCQ: Australs, Infinity, LAZER

Will qualify for SA LCQ if NA wins Berlin: Border Monsters

 

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