Sentinels sign Valorant star Marved following SicK’s suspension

OpTic Gaming Marved leans back in his chair at Valorant Masters CopenhagenColin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Sentinels have completed the signing of former OpTic Gaming Valorant player Jimmy ‘Marved’ Nguyen following the internal suspension and arrest of the team’s sixth man, Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims.

The announcement marks Marved’s return to activity after his break from competition following the end of the 2022 VCT season. The former OpTic Gaming star did not sign with any organization following the dissolution of the team and decided to stay in Canada to unwind after a long season.

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Marved was a key part of OpTic’s impressive 2022 VCT run, which saw the team win VCT Masters Reykjavík and place top three at VCT Masters Copenhagen and Valorant Champions.

After featuring in two content creator tournaments before the end of 2022 (FaZe Smeag All Star Weekend and The Lil Bro Cup), he linked up with former Sentinels duo Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won and Jared ‘zombs’ Gitlin in the qualifiers for the VCT NA Challengers league on a team called Untamable Beasts.

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Sentinels bring in Marved for its Valorant squad

Sentinels are bringing in the former OpTic Gaming player following the internal suspension of the team’s sixth man, SicK, who was arrested on March 4 for criminal trespassing and is still being held in a Collin County jail in Dallas, Texas, as of the publication of this article.

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Sentinels CEO Rob Moore confirmed on March 8 that the team would be looking to sign a new sixth man to replace SicK while he completes his suspension. SicK has not played for the team since May 2022.

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Sentinels were last seen at VCT LOCK//IN, where they were defeated by Fnatic in the first round of competition. The team will return to VCT play on April 1 as the Americas league kicks off, with the squad facing 100 Thieves on the first day of the new league.

Sentinels Valorant roster:

  • Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo
  • Zachary ‘zekken’ Patrone
  • Gustavo ‘Sacy’ Rossi
  • Bryan ‘pANcada’ Luna
  • Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson
  • Jimmy ‘Marved’ Nguyen

Keep up to date with all the transfer activity in the Valorant scene with our mid-season live tracker.

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