VCT Stage 3 Masters recap: Day 4
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Day 4 of VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters Berlin was a day full of tense matches. There were several games that went back and forth, before one team found stride and pulled ahead. From the amazing Jett Bladestorms, to the hardcore taunts, here is everything that happened on Day 4 of Masters Berlin.

Game Highlights

The teams that won today had strong showings, shutting out the enemy after they caught some momentum.

Match B3 — KRÜ Esports v Team Envy (0-2): Icebox was the first map, and it was a close game. The teams tied 6-6 at the half and the next 12 rounds went back and forth between the two teams. However Envy ran away with it in Round 17, pulling ahead of the back and forth and winning Icebox. Ascent, however, was a little less back and forth. Team Envy really took stride, taking the half 10-2 and sweeping KRÜ with a 13-2 game. KRÜ struggled to break through Envy’s momentum, like they did on Icebox. This means Team Envy are now going to the quarterfinals.

Match A3 — Vision Strikers v Acend (2-0): This was an interesting match as Acend was heavily favored, but Vision Strikers showed up and shut them down. Haven was a clean 13-7, and Icebox was 13-9. Vision Strikers’ Goo “Rb” Sang-Min had a positive kill differential on every Acend player, meaning he killed every player on Acend more than they killed him. But, he was not the only person who performed well. Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul had 13 more kills than deaths and Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan had 16 more over the entire series. The match was a spectacle to witness, as it felt like Vision Strikers were able to catch Acend at every turn and outpace them.

Match D3 — F4Q v Sentinels (0-1): The first map went as expected. F4Q showed that they were here to make a statement, but Sentinels outdid them. Sentinels went up 7-5 at the half, and end with 13-9 to win Split. F4Q wanted to show that they could keep up, but they got trampled by Sentinels. They took the next map, Breeze, in an easy 13-4 game. This puts F4Q right at the bottom of the group, and in danger of leaving Berlin (three losses is enough to seal their fate). They have to show up in the next two matches or they will not see the playoffs.

Team Envy poses on stage after a victory. | Provided by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Stat Highlights

Stats provided by and

Stats are based off of VCT Stage 3 Masters Day 4 performances (not combined overall).

Top five players based on Average Combat Score

  1. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 384.0
  2. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: 322.0
  3. Team Envy’s Victor “Victor” Wong: 265.0
  4. Vision Strikers’ Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul: 254.0
  5. Sentinels’ Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan: 234.0

Top 5 players based on Kill/Death Differential

  1. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: +31
  2. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: +17
  3. Vision Striker’s Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan: +16
  4. Vision Striker’s Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul: +15
  5. Vision Striker’s Goo “Rb” Sang-Min: +13
Commentators Doug “EsportsDoug” Cortez and Rivington “RivingtonThe3rd” Bisland III analyze the match between Vivo Keyd and Team Envy. | Provided by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Berlin Overall

Top five players based on Average Combat Score

  1. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: 302.6
  2. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: 302.0
  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 5 players based on Kill/Death Ratio

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

Top 5 players based on First Kill/First Death Differential

  1. Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo: +16
  2. KRÜ Esports’ Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda: +13
  3. Team Envy’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker: +12
  4. Vivo Keyd’s Olavo “heat” Marcelo: +11
  5. Vision Striker’s Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul: +8
  6. Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt: +8

Top five agents pick rates

Sage and Viper tie for 5th in usage.

  1. Jett: 84%
  2. Sova: 68%
  3. Astra: 55%
  4. Skye: 54%
  5. Sage 48%
  6. Viper 48%
Masters Berlin 3
Vision Strikers pose for their debut at the VALORANT Stage 3 Masters Berlin LAN event. | Provided by Riot Games

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)

KRÜ Esports: 1-1 (2-3)

ZETA DIVISION: 0-1 (1-2)

Vivo Keyd: 0-1 (0-2)

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

Sentinels: 2-0 (4-1)

G2 Esports: 1-1 (3-3)

F4Q: 0-2 (1-4)

Masters Berlin 3
Sentinels’ Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan and Jared “zombs” Gitlin pose for pictures at Masters 3 Berlin. | 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.

With Team Envy winning against KRÜ Esports, they now take their lead back from 100 Thieves, who moves down to third.

With Vision Strikers winning their game against Acend, they have enough points to surpass NUTURN Gaming, and will automatically qualify for Champions.

F4Q is now shut out of automatically qualifying for Champions with VCT points. They must win Berlin in order to avoid the Last Chance Qualifier.

Meanwhile, here are the teams still waiting to see if they make it to Champions automatically or go to their regional Last Chance Qualifier. The names in bold are currently at Berlin:

Team Envy, 100 Thieves, Fnatic, Gambit Esports, Acend, G2 Esports, SuperMassive Blaze, Team Vikings, Shark Esports, Havan Liberty, Vivo Keyd, Crazy Raccoon, Zeta Division, NUTURN Gaming,  F4Q, X10 Esports, Team Secret, Paper Rex.

Finally, here are the teams who need their respective regional team to win Berlin to make it to the LCQ:

TSM (North America), forZe (Europe, Middle East and Asia), NOORG 2.0 (Brazil), NORTHEPTION (Japan), DWG KIA (Korea), Alter Ego (Southeast Asia), Border Monsters (Latin America)

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