Envy eliminate fellow North American representatives, Sentinels, advancing to the semifinals of Masters Berlin.
Sentinels and Envy faced each other in the first round of the Masters Berlin playoffs. The highly anticipated match ended with Envy taking down the reigning Valorant Masters, Sentinels, 2-0 to advance to the semi-finals of Masters Berlin. As caster Lauren “Pansy” Scott said, “This is North American regicide right now.” Here’s how it happened.
The North American derby kicked off with both teams facing off at Haven, Envy’s map pick. Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker and the rest of Envy indeed came out to play. They took a commanding first half on the attacking side, humbling Sentinels to a 9-3 scoreline. On top of that, Sentinels struggled to get a player into double figures on frags.
The second half looked like a completely different match for Sentinels. Tyson “TenZ” Ngo finally got online and showed us why he’s Sentinel’s star player. With an ace followed by a four-kill round, Sentinels won seven rounds straight. The reigning champs then took another two rounds to send the match into overtime. TenZ finished the map with 30 kills.
Unfortunately, Envy proved to be more resilient in OT, with Austin “Crashies” Roberts and Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen coming in clutch with several multi-kill rounds. This included the final round where Crashies got four kills, locking down a-site and finishing the first map 15-13 in Envy’s favor.
The second map, Split, was Sentinels’ map pick. Despite this, Envy still managed to sustain its dominance over its North American rivals. Once again, it was yay and Marved that led the way for their team. yay finished with a 2.0 KD and 295 ACS living up to his “El Diablo” nickname.
TenZ failed to come alive for his team in this second map. On Raze, Ngo found his first kills only on round eleven. The Sentinels star ended up bottom fragging, finishing with an 8-18-4 KDA. Hunter “SicK” Mims’ Skye was the only bright light for his team. He finished with only a 1.0 KD. Envy made their dominance felt throughout the match. The scoreline ended at 13-7, sending NA’s 3rd seed to the semifinals.
Envy faces another fellow NA representative in 100 Thieves in the semi-finals. The winner faces either G2 or Gambit Esports in the Grand Final on September 19th.