Tomorrow (Sunday, March 21st), Sentinels will face today’s Lower Final victor in the VCT Grand Final. The winner of tomorrow’s match will then move onto international competition later this year. Sentinels’ path here has included sweeps against 100 Thieves in the Upper Semifinals and against FaZe Clan, which had previously swept XSET and Envy, in the Upper Final.
Their current roster is comprised of former Cloud9 Valorant player Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, former Apex player Jared “Zombs” Gitlin, and former Counter-Strike veterans Shahzeb “SHahZaM” Khan, Hunter “SicK” Mims, and Michael “dapr” Gulino. Prior to the Masters, in the Challengers stage of VCT, this roster (minus TenZ, plus Jay “Sinatraa” Won) took first and second place in the first and second qualifiers, respectively, totaling prize money of $30,000.
Sentinels then replaced Sinatraa after being accused of sexual abuse with TenZ only a day before their first bout against Luminosity, which they won 2-1. TenZ commented after the match:
Won against LG 2-1 GG's, a little bit rusty but was starting to feel like I was finding my form on the last map. Feels good to be back 😎
— TenZ / Tyson (SEN) (@TenZOfficial) March 12, 2021
In his latest performance against FaZe, he led all players in kills and average combat score.
Heading into the championship, the team usually utilizes this agent lineup: TenZ as Jett, SicK as Phoenix, ShaZaM as Sova, zombs as Omen, and dapr as Cypher. Throughout the Masters, they have performed best score-wise on Icebox (total 26-11) and Ascent (26-10), and worst on Haven (29-22) and Split (12-14).
Sentinels will compete in the VCT Grand Finals at 11:00 pm CT.