As the addition of Valorant’s ranked mode looms, Sentinel has announced that it will be fielding a competitive roster led by no other than Overwatch League MVP Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won. The former San Francisco Shock player will be joined by former Apex Legends pro Jared ‘zombs’ Gitlin, and former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players Shahzeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan and Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims.
Although the team is still looking for a fifth member to complete the roster, the team is already full of world class players. While former Complexity players ShahZam and SicK have been grinding Valorant for a while, the addition of sinatraa shocked many.
The Overwatch legend, who also helped the USA lift its first ever Overwatch World Cup trophy, retired earlier in the day citing lack of motivation as the reason. “I straight up just lost passion for the game,” sinatraa says in his Twitlonger. “It was hard for me to log on and play and I didn’t have fun in scrims/ranked at all anymore.
“I did not take this decision in one day, it took a full month of non-stop thinking every day and sleepless night for being so stressed. It fucking sucked but I wanted to do what’s right for me.”
Time to write the next chapter.
— Sentinels (@Sentinels) April 29, 2020
Zombs, who is also a former Overwatch pro, jumps over to the Valorant team after recently competing for Sentinels’ Apex Legends team.
Counter-Strike fans will know that SicK and ShahZaM played together on a number of teams, more recently Complexity. However, after playing with Chaos Esports Club, SicK announced his retirement from the game after five years of playing it competitively.
Since Riot Games wants to build the esports scene from the ground up, it’ll be a little while before we see Sentinels competing in big tournaments.