Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne dismissed reports of a $5 million buyout attached to Sentinels’ bid for Valorant star Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo.
- Sentinels are looking for an extended loan on TenZ.
- If a deal is made, Sentinels would have an option to buy TenZ outright.
- C9 Jack has denied a reported $5 million buyout tag for TenZ.
C9 Jack dismisses TenZ’s $5 million buyout rumors
Cloud9 and Sentinels have reportedly engaged in talks for an extended loan deal for TenZ that would also include a $5 million buyout option to keep the player, a source told Upcomer’s George Geddes.
After the report was published, Etienne told RushB that the figure was “garbage” and that no deal had been made as of yet. TenZ’s reported $5 million price tag would be a bump from the $2 million buyout that was last known to be attached to the 19-year-old Canadian.
Mr. Etienne replied “LMAO…those numbers are garbage. No deal is done.”
— Ryan (@RyanAtRBM) April 10, 2021
Sentinels are weighing their options as their last ace, Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won, is still under multiple investigations by Riot and Sentinels for sexual abuse allegations from a former girlfriend.
Even with a stand-in, TenZ was the difference-maker for Sentinels in the first VCT Masters, where the org were eventually crowned champions.
Sentinels Valorant Roster
|Jared ‘zombs‘ Gitlin||N/A||Controller/Flex|
|Hunter ‘SicK‘ Mims||N/A||Duelist/Entry|
|Shahzeeb ‘ShahZaM‘ Khan||N/A||IGL|
|Michael ‘dapr‘ Gulino||N/A||Sentinel|
|Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo||Cloud9||Duelist|