VALORANT‘s 2023 VCT LOCK//IN match ended on March 4, crowning Fnatic champions following a particularly shut ultimate towards LOUD. Whereas Fnatic walked away with $100,000, charity additionally got here up trumps due to a wager made by Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener.
In a wager at first of the match in February, Twisten promised to donate 25 euros to charity each time a participant discovered a kill utilizing the shotgun Shorty in VALORANT‘s LOCK//IN match.
The Shorty isn’t utilized in tournaments because it’s extremely situational resulting from its extremely brief vary. It’s additionally the most cost effective weapon accessible (150 credit), however gamers typically determine to purchase different sidearms as a substitute.
An exceptionally excessive variety of gamers used the weapon in LOCK//IN, nevertheless, and a few charity will profit massively from this choice.
Shorty kill depend in LOCK//IN
It’s normally very uncommon to see Shorty being utilized in VALORANT matches, whether or not it’s on the ranked ladder or in tournaments. The sidearm solely has a median kill depend of 0.5 p.c in aggressive Radiant, in accordance with ValorBuff’s statistics.
Nonetheless, it’s not the weapon with the least kills: The Odin, Bucky, and Ares are the least-popular ones, in accordance with knowledge.
The LOCK//IN match noticed an sudden evolution in Shorty utilization, nevertheless. A complete of 58 kills had been discovered utilizing a budget weapon within the worldwide match, in accordance with Riot Video games stats producer Uwais “spvce” Farooq.
The weapon was most effectively utilized by DRX, as BuZz single-handedly racked up seven Shorty kills. The staff had a protracted journey within the match, ultimately shedding to LOUD three-to-two within the semifinals.
This Shorty kill depend in VCT LOCK//IN smashed the common quantity from earlier worldwide tournaments in VALORANT. The Shorty was used for 18 kills in VCT Masters 2 Copenhagen, and 22 in 2022 VCT Champions, in accordance with Captaincow.
How a lot will Twisten donate to charity?
Since Twisten vowed to donate 25 euros per Shorty kill made in VCT LOCK//IN, it means he’s going to provide a complete of €1,450 ($1,545).
It’s unclear which charity he’ll select to donate to, however it’s prone to be linked to psychological well being after he opened up on psychological well being struggles following Vitality‘s defeat in LOCK//IN.
“I wish to give loads of love for Twisten for single-handedly elevating €1450 for charity and talking up about his psychological well being,” Riot Video games stats producer spvce wrote. “It’s extremely courageous to do such a factor in a group that may be poisonous.”