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Sinaatra’s Sentinels under threat from NA underdogs at Valorant Champions Tour

Published: 4/Feb/2021 18:55 Updated: 8/Feb/2021 10:16

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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Valorant’s Champion Tour is well underway, but one team, in particular, is slated to take the crown. However, is a challenger looming in the distance?

Sentinels are undoubtedly the favorites to bag the Challengers 1 victory, taking on Luminosity Gaming in their opening game, but North America’s underdogs are keen to make their mark.

With 100 Thieves, TSM & T1 all failing to qualify for the Closed Qualifier, the stage is set for the underdogs to make a name for themselves – but can Sentinels hold off the pack?

As Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo gave his notice that he’d be stepping down from the C9 roster — and as one of the most naturally gifted players out there — teams looking for a chance to break the status quo have a change to make their names heard. Picking up ex-CSGO star Leaf, and celebrated Korean, Son ‘xeta’ Seon-ho, the impressive roster failed to get back open qualifier winners, Immortals.

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With teams continuing to pick up impressive roster talent, with Kenneth ‘koosta’ Suen making the switch to Gen G and NRG who acquired Ryan ‘Shanks’ Ngo and Sentinel main, Gage ‘Infinite’ Green.

As cracks begin to show in the armor of the star teams’ performances, perhaps now is the time that some of Valorant’s underdogs step into the spotlight and stake their claim as a future threat to watch out for.


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