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Red Bull Home Ground: Best Players and the MVP award

Red Bull Home Ground: Best Players and the MVP award

Naim "EnKay" Rosinski


Red Bull Home Ground saw Team Liquid face G2 Esports in the final. Make sure to read through our the recap of the final if you’ve missed the monstrous best-of-five go the distance. In light of the tournament’s end, we’ve decided to highlight the best of the best.

First we’re going to focus on how the finalists fared by looking at their kill/death ratio throughout the event. Then, we’re going to take a look at the average combat score (ACS) of players that have at least made it to the semifinals to get the overall picture of how players stack up against one another to successfully determine the MVP of the European Valorant tourney, Red Bull Home Ground.

*The following statistics are gathered using our very own Run It Back analytical platform.

G2 Esports

The winners of Red Bull Home Ground truly deserve all the credit they can get. The following table shows the kill/death ratio and assists of all G2 players throughout the whole tournament.

All G2 players with their respective kills, deaths, assists, and KD ratio at Red Bull Home Ground.

The spotlight is initially taken up by the newcomer, Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt, and G2’s veteran, Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho. Both players finished with an impressive KD ratio of 1.20, though G2’s newest addition, zeek, had 19 more assists, making his performance just slightly more impressive on paper.

In third we have Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks, who put up almost 100 assists for his side, primarily on agent Sova. His KD ratio was still very much impressive at a solid 1.08 as his support, as well as fragging ability is top-tier.

In fourth and fifth we have the second Pole on the team, Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski and Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi. These two G2 players tend to play more support roles, especially pyth maining Cypher and Viper, while paTiTek tends to pick Omen or Sage. Nevertheless, both players step up when the moment is right, making big plays when their side needs them the most. paTiTek and pyth got a KD of 1.04 and 0.91 respectively at Red Bull Home Ground.

Team Liquid

The runner-up to Red Bull Home Ground saw, on average, slightly weaker numbers when it comes to KD across the board (when comparing to G2).

All Team Liquid players with their respective kills, deaths, assists, and KD ratio at Red Bull Home Ground.

The team’s star and premiere fragger, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom takes the front of the stage with a KD ratio of 1.33. His fragging ability is undeniable as he amassed a monstrous 232 kills at the event and not even being the player with the most deaths on Team Liquid. ScreaM is a player that simply cannot be replicated on the European Valorant scene.

In second we have Dom “soulcas” Sulcas, who especially impressed with his plays on Raze time and time again. His strong performance throughout the tourney saw him get a KD of 1.12. Something to definitely be proud of.

The bottom three players for Liquid are Travis “L1NK” Mendoza, James “KRYPTIX” Affleck, and Adam “ec1s” Eccles. Those three tend to play less “flashy” roles on the team, often picking up initiators and sentinels. This of course does not mean that they aren’t to frag out, it just means that they are not the designated fraggers on Team Liquid. ec1s‘ KD is somewhat disappointing, as a 0.86 KD score is somewhat lackluster. However, it must be kept in mind that he is the team’s designated in-game leader. This is often strenuous and can affect the player’s ability to frag out for his side.

On paper, Team Liquid’s KD ratio is overall worse than that of G2’s. ScreaM is definitely the team’s standout player. Although on paper that’s the case, real in-game impact is hard to measure, especially when playing a more supporting role or agent. We should always look at such statistics with a pinch of salt, even if they give us a measure of performance. Team Liquid brought the final against G2 all the way as the matchup could have gone either way in the very end.

Ranking by Average Combat Score

Lastly, we wanted to have a closer look at all competitors at Red Bull Home Ground that at least managed to reach the semifinal of the event. Below are the top performers ranked by average combat score (ACS).

Best performers ranked by ACS that have reached the semifinals of Red Bull Home Ground.

Not only was ScreaM the most impressive with his KD ratio, he also ranks as #1 when it comes to average combat score over a monstrous 12-match period. This just goes to show how consistent the Belgian player is for Team Liquid.

Two Ninjas in Pyjamas players make the list just after scream. Emir “rhyme” Muminovic is joined by Yaroslav “Jady” Nikolaev with an ACS of 245 and 244 respectively. Despite the two players impressing throughout the event, NIP still did not manage to overcome G2 esports in the semifinal. The duo’s performance however, was surely a major factor in getting to the semifinal and giving G2 a solid fight.

SUMN FC’s own Domagoj “Doma” Fancev makes the list at fourth place. Doma is known for his prowess with Raze and Jett, often taking things into his own hands. The adept duelist lands in forth with an ACS of 234, as SUMN was defeated by Team Liquid in the semifinal of the event.

Once again, G2’s zeek makes it. Landing top on G2’s KD ratio list, zeek also lands himself the fifth spot on the highest ACS list of players at the event. The Pole’s very first tourney with G2 shows that his signing was the best decision that G2 has made in 2021. His impact throughout the tournament is undeniably high.

MVP Award

There’s just no way we could justify anyone else getting our MVP award of Red Bull Home Ground. Being both, top of his team in terms of KD ratio, as well as taking the number one spot on the ACS list at the event throughout, this man needs absolutely no introduction.

ScreaM takes it as the most valuable player of Red Bull Home Ground. His astounding KD ratio of 1.33 combined with ACS of 250 is mind boggling. The Belgian’s consistency is just put simply too good, as is his ability to pop heads. Despite Team Liquid losing to G2 in the final, ScreaM was one of the few that made the grand final an absolute joy to watch.

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