8 Best VALORANT Players at Masters Tokyo

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8 Best VALORANT Players at Masters Tokyo

Here are the 8 best VALORANT players from each team who made it to Masters Tokyo’s Playoffs

Masters Tokyo has concluded with FNATIC taking another international trophy this year. The event was full of exciting storylines, from newcomers taking the world by storm to reliable Duelists who delivered expectations. Twelve teams have participated in this LAN, but we will be counting only the eight who made it to the Playoffs, as we’ve already done Group Stage ranking for the most remarkable players. Here are eight of the best players from each team of the Masters Tokyo Playoffs, according to VLR.

Emir “Alfajer” Beder – FNATIC

FNATIC Player Emir "Alfajer" Beder with the Masters Tokyo trophy

Credit: Riot Games

  • Role: Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.14
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 234.7
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.25
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 155.3
  • Headshot Percentage: 30%

If we had to guess which member from FNATIC was the best VALORANT player at this event, Duelist Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev’s name would immediately come to mind. However, the title goes to their Turkish Sentinel Alfajer, who helped the squad win their second international title with clean shots and excellent impact plays.

This young talent had one of the most consistent forms in Japan, and he performed best in the match that mattered the most, securing a 246 ACS in the Grand Final Bo5 with the most kills out of anyone, doing so with Killjoy and Cypher. At only 18 years of age, Alfajer secured two of the biggest titles in VALORANT, and we will be keeping a close eye on him in future tournaments.

Sam “s0m” Oh – NRG

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.06
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 217.6
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 137.9
  • Headshot Percentage: 24%

The “W streamer” who spent most of his VALORANT career on Twitch streaming ranked matches had a great role to fill in NRG. He used to play Duelist for NRG’s previous roster but failed to take his squad to international events until the OpTic core came in – and taking on Controller roles that were mastered by Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen was a big responsibility. With excellent consistency in both VCT Americas and Masters Tokyo, s0m has proved that he is more than a content creator for the organization.

The 21-year-old’s magnum opus was the series against Paper Rex, where his excellence made the match closer than it should’ve been. He had the most ACS (248) and kills (62) among his squadmates, which is an achievement of its own, considering veteran players like Victor “Victor” Wong and Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks are on the same roster.

Zheng “ZmjjKK” Yongkang – EDward Gaming

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.14
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 266.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.25
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 162.6
  • Headshot Percentage: 20%

ZmjjKK, also known as KangKang, was the most entertaining player to watch at this tournament, with his flashy Operator shots and great showmanship that cemented the name of China in international events for the first time. He was our best Group Stage player, where the 19-year-old got his first victories at LAN, both for his team and his region

KangKang’s best in the Playoffs came from the match against Liquid, where his Jett and Raze plays made it a big challenge for the EMEA Champions to win the Bo3. During that exciting game, he had the most ACS (293) out of everyone on the server, accompanied by the highest kills with a 63-52 K-D.

Max “Demon1” Mazanov – Evil Geniuses

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.11
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 237.0
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.25
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 156.5
  • Headshot Percentage: 33%

The rookie took EG to new heights after joining the roster during VCT Americas, where he signaled the arrival of a new North American VALORANT superstar. Demon1 was in doubt about making it to Japan for this Masters, and many fans had questions about EG’s performance without this excellent member. Eventually, he shocked everyone by arriving in Tokyo and continued his reign in the Playoffs.

Demon1 wasn’t as consistent at Masters Tokyo when you compare his VCT Americas performance. However, his team didn’t always need him to be the star of the show for victories, as EG was able to reach the Grand Final on the backs of excellent plays from the rest of the squad. The 20-year-old’s best statistics come from the Lower Final Bo5 against Paper Rex, with an ACS of 243 and an insane 99-70 K-D. 

Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel – Team Liquid

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.14
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 227.6
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 146.6
  • Headshot Percentage: 22%

Sayf has proven himself to be one of the best Duelists from EMEA with regular top frags that have brought this new Liquid to the crème de la crème. The 22-year-old Swedish player found his place among some of the world's best in the European squad, allowing him to wield his first LAN trophy in two years of playing professionally. 

You have to look no further than the series against EDG to see the skillful attributes of Sayf, as he successfully countered KangKang’s aggression from the opposing side with a 292 ACS and 64-51 K-D. 

Wang “Jinggg” Jing Jie – Paper Rex

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.12
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 252.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 160.6
  • Headshot Percentage: 19%

Ilya “something” Petrov, the Russian Duelist who led Paper Rex to the VCT Pacific trophy, was unable to attend Masters Tokyo due to visa issues. With this bright player missing from the roster, someone else had to pick up the torch, and Jinggg was the one. The 19-year-old has consistently entertained with his incredible Satchel plays and has been in the conversation of the world’s best Raze players, continuing the impeccable form at this event.

Jinggg started his Masters Tokyo journey with a bang against DRX with stats like no other player as he secured an ACS of 323 with a 53-34 K-D in two maps. He also greatly impacted the rest of PRX’s journey at the Masters, accompanying Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto with Duelist roles.

Erick “aspas” Santos – LOUD

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.18
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 247.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.29
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 156.4
  • Headshot Percentage: 26%

LOUD had one of their worst performances at Masters Tokyo, as they had to leave without a single victory to their name right after coming from an incredible run at VCT Americas. Even during the struggles, aspas remained the rock for the team, with decent performance in both of the team’s series.

The Brazilian took on the role of Neon against EDG, an Agent we had rarely seen him play in the Americas, and he delivered excellent blows expected from a player like him, securing 274 ACS with a 36-32 K-D. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough against the Chinese storm, resulting in an early exit for the best Brazilian Duelist. 

Goo “Rb” Sang-min – DRX

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 216.0
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.14
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73%
  • Average Damage Per Round: 135.1
  • Headshot Percentage: 24%

It’s truly baffling to see a player dabbling in multiple different roles for his team for so long and doing so while dominating the opposition. Although DRX failed to win any series in the Playoffs, Rb kept giving his best for the team, with consistent frags playing Killjoy, Astra and even Neon.

Rb wasn’t the star of the show in DRX’s Playoffs matches, but his consistency has made him our pick among the rest of the South Korean squad. With 36 kills and 243 ACS, the master of all Agents showed a great look in the series against NRG – but it, unfortunately, didn’t translate to a victory.

Alongside these names, players like Timofey “Chronicle” Khromov, Ethan “Ethan” Arnold, Zhang “Smoggy” Zhao and many more acted as the shining stars for their teams.

8 Best VALORANT Players at Masters Tokyo
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