Sentinels has confirmed that Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo will continue to play as part of its lineup, following talk of his loan deal with the team expiring. The player, currently under contract with Cloud9, has now been granted an extension. The deal will allow TenZ to continue to compete with Sentinels until the end of the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Challengers finals.
TenZ was originally offered a starting position on Sentinels’ roster last month, following the benching of Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Best known for his Jett and Reyna play, the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro became an integral part of the organisation’s VCT Stage 1 Masters-winning side.
While it has been heavily rumoured that Sentinels are looking to secure a full buyout for the Cloud9 man, reports suggest he won’t come cheap. Upcomer’s Tyler Erzberger says a figure around the $2 million mark had been set prior to the Stage 2 qualifiers. A source close to Daily Esports, meanwhile, cited a mouthwatering $5 million would need to be stumped up to permanently procure Tenz’s services – a figure that Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne rubbished when approached by Rush B’s Ryan Friend.
While Sentinels has established itself as the top team in North America, it has had a less-than-optimal start to VCT Stage 2. The team failed to qualify for the Challengers 1 main event following a shock 2-0 defeat to Built By Gamers.
We are pleased to announce that @TenZOfficial will be competing with Sentinels through the end of Challengers Finals.
— Sentinels (@Sentinels) April 12, 2021
TenZ will now be looking to help his temporary team get back on top when the Challengers 2 qualifiers begin this week.