Forward of a frightening match in opposition to OpTic Gaming within the NA VCT Stage Two Challengers group stage, Sentinels is subbing in VALORANT coach Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty and new substitute Dani.
The duo will fill in for Tyson “TenZ” Ngo and Hunter “SicK” Mims, who each can’t play right now. TenZ is sick, and SicK is lacking the match as a result of a household emergency, according to the organization. The timing arguably couldn’t be worse for Sentinels, who sit on the backside of their group with an 0-2 document and now need to face the reigning Masters Reykjavík champions with out two of their conventional starters.
Rawkus final performed professionally for FaZe Clan from late 2020 by all the 2021 VCT marketing campaign. FaZe completed second on the first Masters occasion in Stage One, in opposition to solely home competitors, however struggled to search out a lot success for the remainder of the yr, ending their run on the NA Final Probability Qualifier. Rawkus joined Sentinels on mortgage as coach previous to their VCT Champions run, and regardless of parting methods in late February of this yr, he rejoined full-time simply earlier this month.
Dani is a North American free agent who joined Sentinels as an alternative, having beforehand performed for Time In and Sum 2 Show. He can fill in for the initiator, controller, and sentinel roles.
Even with TenZ and SicK within the lineup this yr, Sentinels haven’t regarded just like the group that dominated North America and the worldwide scene in 2021. In Stage One, they have been eradicated from the primary spherical of the NA Challengers playoffs, lacking out on their first worldwide match after attending three straight ones. They barely snuck into the present stage’s essential occasion through the qualifier, and so they discover themselves down 0-2 in the primary occasion, nonetheless with a grueling schedule of OpTic, FaZe, and Cloud9 forward of them.
Sentinels’ match in opposition to OpTic takes place right now, Could 28, at 3pm CT.