Time and again, Jett has proven to be the agent of choice for the most mechanically gifted VALORANT players in the world. With her ability to dash out of the way, rise up into the air and rain her bladestorm knives down onto opponents, her kit is unmatched. It’s no surprise she was the most picked agent at VALORANT Masters: Berlin.
Things might be changing going forward with Riot nerfing Jett in the latest VALORANT patch. Berlin might have been the peak of the Jett meta, and the tournament was a showcase for some of the best Jett players in the world. So who popped off at this tournament? Here are the five best Jetts (who played at least 99 rounds on the agent) plus a few other honorable mentions and some of their highlights.
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (Sentinels): 99 rounds, 341.6 ACS, 2.32 K/D
You might be wondering why 99 rounds played was the minimum for assessing the top Jett players at Masters. Well, it’s because of TenZ. You can’t have a conversation about the best Jett players in the world without including TenZ. He put up ridiculously good numbers on Jett, and his ACS and K/D on the agent were the best of any player in Berlin. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to carry Sentinels to another international championship, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.
Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker (Envy): 248 rounds, 280.2 ACS, 1.44 K/D
All the hype about the man also known as El Diablo proved to be true on the international stage. Yay led his team all the way to the grand final and finished the tournament with the highest K/D and second best ACS (behind first by 0.1) among all players. 100 Thieves coach Hector "FrosT" Rosario called him a “monster” in his team’s semifinal loss to Envy. Yay has been with Envy only since early August. With more time to practice with the team, yay and Envy should be even scarier at Champions.
Olavo “heat” Marcelo (Vivo Keyd): 131 rounds, 280.3 ACS, 1.38 K/D
While NA and EMEA Jetts get most of the attention internationally, Vivo Keyd’s heat represented Brazil well with his Jett play. His 1.38 K/D was behind only the two superstar North American Jetts, TenZ and yay. Against Envy, heat was the only player to post a positive K/D. His 302 ACS and 51/37/8 K/D/A were comparable to yay’s performance in that match.
Mehmet Yağız "cNed" İpek (Acend): 175 rounds, 260.1 ACS, 1.26 K/D
For months, fans in EMEA have talked about the Turkish superstar on Acend, and there was hope that we might see TenZ face off against cNed in Berlin. That didn’t happen, but cNed sure did show international audiences what he is capable of. In Acend’s loss to 100 Thieves, he was far and away the best player on his team. He was +23 with a 281 ACS and K/D/A of 70/47/9. To put it into perspective, none of his teammates had an ACS of over 200 in that match, none had over 50 kills and none were better than -5. CNed almost carried the team on his back to victory by himself.
Cista “keloqz” Wassim (G2 Esports): 213 rounds, 259.5 ACS, 1.36 K/D
Keloqz might have been the breakout star of the tournament. Everybody knows about G2 veteran Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas Colocho, but now everybody knows about their young Jett star keloqz. He is the newest and perhaps most impactful addition to G2’s roster, which got four new players in June. Keloqz stepped up big in G2’s win over Sentinels, posting a 301 ACS and a 42/22/7 K/D/A.
I couldn’t decide on just one keloqz clip to share here, so here’s another showcasing his skills on the op!
Also worth mentioning
Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk (100 Thieves): 139 rounds, 229.9 ACS, 0.93 K/D
The young star for 100 Thieves did not have his best tournament. He was one of the few Jetts who had more deaths than kills. On a team with four other players with a lot of LAN experience, Asuna’s lack of LAN experience showed. With a LAN under his belt, Asuna should come back stronger the next time he steps onto the international stage.
Yu "BuZz" Byung-chul (Vision Strikers): 144 rounds, 238.1 ACS, 1.23 K/D
Masters: Berlin was the first time we got to see the famed Vision Strikers against international competition, and with talented individual players like BuZz, it’s easy to see why they won over 100 matches in a row in Korea. Against Acend, BuZz led Vision Strikers with 40 kills and an ACS of 254.
Nikita “d3ffo” Sudakov (Gambit): 306 rounds, 220.4 ACS, 1.25 K/D
Gambit’s d3ffo played the most rounds on the most picked agent in Berlin. Putting up more rounds on Jett did not diminish his stats. His 1.25 K/D on Jett was sixth-best among all players who used Jett for at least 99 rounds. It’s nothing to sneeze at but not nearly as outstanding as other Jett players at Masters. While every other team that played well at Masters seemed to be led by an outstanding Jett player, that wasn’t the case for Gambit. It might be the best testament to just how good Gambit was. They were playing chess while everybody else was playing checkers.
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