Sentinels are once again the undisputed best Valorant team in the world.

SEN have proven themselves as the kings of Valorant, clinching a thrilling 3-2 victory against Pacific region team Gen.G Esports in the Masters Madrid grand final.

The Americas squad’s victory marked their second Masters win, following their first LAN victory at Masters Reykjavik in 2021.

The team’s Masters Madrid win positions them at the forefront of the Valorant Champions 2024 qualifier race, with three additional VCT championship points secured.

The win also underscores the team’s remarkable performance since finalizing their roster, securing their third consecutive tournament victory.

Zachary “zekken” Patrone made a case on why he should be considered the best Valorant player in the world as SEN’s MVP with an astonishing 101/85/29 KDA and 27 first-blood kills across all five maps.

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Valorant superstar Tyson “TenZ” Ngo stands as the only player to have been a part of both SEN Masters Reykjavik and Madrid championship victories.

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The tournament win highlights his growth and versatility, as he played two different roles in these tournament runs.

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Here is how the North American giants conquered Masters Madrid.

Sentinels defeats Gen.G 3-2 to win Masters Madrid

Sentinels take selfie with fans after victory at VALORANT Masters Madrid Grand Finals at the Madrid Arena on March 24, 2024 in Madrid, Spain
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Gen.G’s rookie controller, Kim “Karon” Won-tae, played a pivotal role in Gen.G’s 13-8 victory on Breeze.

He secured crucial clutch rounds that gave his team the upper hand throughout the first map.

SEN leveled the series 1-1 with a 14-12 overtime win on the second map, Bind.

Despite Gen.G’s well-executed strategies, particularly in not over-rotating on defense and reading SEN’s defensive setups, the Americas squad rallied in the final rounds, with Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi finishing with a 23/18/14 KDA.

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Gen.G continued their strong performance on Ascent, taking a 2-1 series lead with a 13-8 victory on the third map.

Gen.G’s mid-round calls effectively cut off SEN’s sudden rotations on attack, putting the Pacific team in control for most of the map.

SEN turned the tide on the fourth map, Split, with a 13-10 victory.

Gen.G found themselves needing to adjust to SEN’s defensive setups.

Zekken delivered an outstanding performance on Raze, securing 21 kills in the first half on Split.

Despite Gen.G’s close comeback attempt after halftime, SEN secured the map win, with zekken finishing with a 29/16/10 KDA.

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In the final map, Icebox, SEN’s Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro’s Killjoy was the team’s MVP.

Despite Gen.G’s attempts to outmaneuver SEN with their lurk plays, Zellsis effectively countered them, catching out Gen. G’s players looking to get past the mid area and covering his team’s flanks.

A key difference in the grand final match between the Americas and Pacific teams was the pistol rounds.

Gen.G dominated the upper bracket final, securing a 2-1 victory against SEN by winning all six pistol rounds in all three maps.

However, in the grand final, Sentinels stepped up their pistol round game during the grand final, winning six out of the 10 rounds, which made all the difference in their Masters Madrid victory.

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