Marved to replace TenZ on Sentinels for rest of VCT Americas split
Sentinels have announced that Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo will continue to stay on the bench while Jimmy ‘Marved’ Nguyen will play out the rest of the VCT Americas split.
TenZ has stepped down from the Sentinels Valorant roster, with substitute player Marved continuing to fill the vacant spot in the lineup, it has been announced.
Sentinels let TenZ rest during Week 4 of VCT Americas to let him recover from a finger injury and a positive test result. With Marved standing in, the team took LOUD to three maps and beat MIBR 2-0, breaking a three-match losing streak.
“After the past weekend’s results, as well as a good talk with TenZ, we’ve made the decision to start Marved for the rest of the league split,” Sentinels head coach Adam ‘kaplan’ Kaplan said in an announcement video.
The head coach went on to say he is confident that the team can pick up where they left off for Week 5 and that TenZ is “not going anywhere.” He also said the team’s goal is still to make VCT Masters Tokyo and represent the region at the event.
Marved will replace TenZ on Sentinels for the rest of VCT Americas
Sentinels have made some changes to their team following a disappointing start to the VCT Americas split that saw them go 1-2 over the course of the first three weeks. After the team’s loss to Leviatán in Week 3, the team parted ways with head coach Donald ‘SyykoNT’ Muir and promoted assistant coach kaplan.
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It was also revealed that TenZ had been forced to play through a finger injury because Sentinels did not have a substitute player ready to take his spot. While the team had signed Marved to replace the internally suspended Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims, the Canadian controller did not have a visa to play in the league until just before Week 4 of VCT Americas.
Sentinels will take on Cloud9 in Week 5 of VCT Americas on April 30 as the squad looks to improve on their 2-3 record and make the playoffs.