Sentinels proved that they are the world's best VALORANT team by cleanly sweeping Fnatic in the Finals of Reykjavík Masters. The team won the first-ever global esports tournament for VALORANT, proving once and for all that North America reigns supreme in the game.
Sentinels' VALORANT Champions' Tour so far…
Sentinels have no problems writing their names in the annals of esports history as they claim their second VCT title for the year.
However, earlier this year, many doubted the team's championship aspirations. Fans will remember that the team's star player, former OWL MVP Jay “sinatraa” Won, was suspended by Riot Games, publishers of VALORANT, earlier this year over sexual abuse allegations.
Sentinels could have easily folded after this controversy, but instead took a chance by signing retired pro player Tyson “TenZ” Ngo. TenZ worked as a streamer for esports organization Cloud9, which agreed to loan TenZ for the time being while sinatraa's case is ongoing. This turned out to be a great idea because TenZ fitted like a glove in Sentinels' lineup.
Their success built up, and eventually, the team claimed the North American title for VALORANT Champions' Tour North America Stage 1 Masters. The impressive feat came ahead of a 9-1 record in the tournament, with Sentinels sweeping FaZe Clan 3-0 in the Grand Finals.
As if that wasn't impressive enough, Sentinels did the same thing over this weekend during the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík. The Stage 2 Masters tournament marked history books as the first international event for VALORANT esports. Sentinels again proved their strength by flawlessly conquering Reykjavík Masters. The team was spotless in their 9-0 record, sweeping everyone. This includes their clean 3-0 sweep of Europe's strongest team, Fnatic.
Now, the path is clear for Sentinels. Their journey continues in VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters – Berlin. There will be no shortcuts for the world champions – they have to go through the Regional Masters again to get their slot in Berlin. Will they be able to replicate their success and claim the title in Berlin as well?