Various high VALORANT gamers have proven up and delivered on the primary huge stage of the 12 months at VCT LOCK//IN, however by the numbers, one stands head and shoulders above the remaining.
With the Omega bracket portion of the match now wrapped up, a large hole between NAVI’s Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky and the remainder of the participant area has shaped, significantly within the Ok/D statistic. After three matches, Shao is sustaining an unbelievable 2.29 Ok/D, with the subsequent highest belonging to KOI’s Nikita “trexx” Cherednichenko at a 1.70, in response to VLR.gg.
Interestingly, although, that unimaginable quantity from Shao isn’t as a result of he’s been a killing machine however as a result of nobody’s been in a position to kill him thus far on the occasion. Across 117 rounds, Shao has solely died a grand whole of 42 occasions, leading to a deaths per spherical common far under any participant who’s made it this far within the match.
On high of staying alive, he’s additionally been dependable within the clutch. He has the third-highest clutch successful share of any participant with at the least 10 makes an attempt at VCT LOCK//IN, behind solely kiNgg and Newzera. This reliability and survivability for Shao ends in an elite metric; 91 p.c in kill-assist-survive-trade (KAST) score.
While 91 p.c is the best on the match, it’s additionally the best ever at a global occasion. At worldwide VCT occasions final 12 months (Masters and Champions), the highest participant within the KAST metric had round an 80 p.c score. Shockingly, there are roughly a dozen gamers at VCT LOCK//IN with a KAST p.c of 80 or increased, and but Shao nonetheless has discovered a option to stand the tallest.
Shao’s excessive numbers do have so much to do with NAVI’s run at VCT LOCK//IN, the place the group has not dropped a single map and one map in every of their three sequence wins has been received in a decisive method. If Shao can preserve this manufacturing previous Fnatic and thru the grand finals, he’s properly on his option to incomes MVP honors for this match.