VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin recap: Day 5
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Day 5 of VALORANT Champions Tour Masters 3 Berlin was a make or break day for several teams. These were the first set of loser bracket games, and the first set of massive implications for regions. A lot was riding on Day 5, and you could feel that tension in the air. Teams played their hearts out, fighting tooth and nail to stay in Berlin. Unfortunately, that was not enough for several of them. Here is today’s breakdown:

Masters 3 Berlin Game Highlights

Every game was a 2-0, and, while close at some points, once the winning teams had a lead, it only grew. The closest match today was between Crazy Raccoon and Havan Liberty, 13-9.

Match D4 — F4Q v G2 Esports (0-2): A must win for F4Q. Bind started out badly for them, losing at the half 3-9. And, unfortunately for F4Q, the 9-3 curse did not activate for them, and they lost 13-3.

Ascent was, unfortunately, the same for F4Q. They only managed to get 6 rounds in total, as G2 just swallowed them whole, disrupting every plan they tried to make. G2 played phenomenally on both Ascent and Bind, with Žygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas outperforming with an ACS for 276 for the match.

Match B4 — Vivo Keyd v ZETA DIVISION (2-0): On Breeze, Vivo caught a stride, taking 9-3 at the half and the next four rounds, closing with a strong 13-3. With Olavo “heat” Marcelo slamming ZETA with a marshal ace, it was clear that Vivo controlled the tempo of the game. Meanwhile, ZETA struggled to break their momentum. Split went a similar direction, with Vivo taking it 13-4. ZETA was the first team to give a map to Japan at a LAN tournament, and it is tough to see them go, but they put up a strong showing at Berlin.

Match C4 — Havan Liberty v Crazy Raccoon (0-2): And then we land on the final map of the day. These games were closer than the previous two, but in the end Crazy Raccoon still came out on top – 13-9 on Haven and 13-8 on Split. These are the first two maps Crazy Raccoon have won  at a LAN tourney, and are part of the first three a Japanese team has won at an International VALORANT tournament.

Vivo Keyd poses for their first international LAN event | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Masters 3 Berlin Stat Highlights

Stats provided by vlr.gg and runitback.gg.

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 14: Host Yinsu Collins at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters on September 14, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 14: Host Yinsu Collins at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters on September 14, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

Masters 3 Berlin Overall

Top five players based on Average Combat Score

  1. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 334.3
  2. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 302.6
  3. Paper Rex’s Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto: 294.0
  4. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 291.3
  5. 100 Thieves’ Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk: 270.6

Top 6 players based on Kill/Death Ratio

yay and MaKo tied for 5th

  1. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 1.96
  2. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 1.85
  3. Gambit Esports’ Bogdan “Sheydos” Naumov: 1.71
  4. Vision Striker’s Goo “Rb” Sang-Min: 1.64
  5. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 1.53
  6. Vision Striker’s Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan: 1.53

Top 5 players based on First Kill/First Death Differential

  1. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: +18
  2. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: +16
  3. KRÜ Esports’ Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda: +13
  4. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: +12
  5. Vision Striker’s Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul: +8
  6. Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt: +8

Top five agents pick rates

  1. Jett: 81%
  2. Sova: 65%
  3. Skye: 59%
  4. Astra: 57%
  5. Viper 49%
G2 Esports huddles before their match against F4Q | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Masters 3 Berlin Group Standings

Group A

Vision Strikers: 2-0 (4-0)

Acend: 1-1 (2-2)

Paper Rex: 0-1 (0-2)

SuperMassive Blaze: 0-1 (0-2)

Group B

Team Envy: 2-0 (4-0)

Vivo Keyd: 1-1 (2-2)

KRÜ Esports: 1-1 (2-3)

ZETA DIVISION: 0-2 (1-4)

Group C

100 Thieves: 2-0 (4-1)

Gambit Esports: 1-1 (3-2)

Crazy Raccoon: 1-1 (2-2)

Havan Liberty: 0-2 (0-4)

Group D

Sentinels: 2-0 (4-1)

G2 Esports: 2-1 (5-3)

F4Q: 0-3 (1-6) ~ While they still have a match against Sentinels , F4Q is not making out of Group D. Thus they are unofficially out of Berlin.

Crazy Raccoon’s Hideki “Fisker” Sasaki walks out in style on the teams second appearance at a VALORANT LAN tournament | Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

The day’s impact

Some of what happened today is based on movement in the rankings yesterday, which can be viewed here.

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.

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 14: F4Q's Yoo "fiveK" Sung-min (L) and G2 Esports' Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas make an entrance on stage at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters on September 14, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 14: F4Q’s Yoo “fiveK” Sung-min (L) and G2 Esports’ Žygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas make an entrance on stage at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters on September 14, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (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

Going to Champions: Team Vikings, Keyd Stars

Will qualify for Champions if BR wins Berlin: Sharks Esports

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

Will qualify for SA LCQ if BR wins Berlin: NOORG 2.0

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

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

Going to Champions: X10 Esports

Based on Current points, will automatically qualify for Champions: Paper Rex

Will qualify for Champions if SEA wins Berlin: Team Secret

Going to APAC LCQ: Full Sense, BOOM Esports

Will qualify for APAC LCQ if SEA wins Berlin: Alter Ego

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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