June 27, 2022

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Rawkus rejoins Sentinels as Valorant coach

. 2 months in the past

Former Sentinels coach and ex-FaZe Clan participant Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty is listed on the crew’s Battlefly roster for the North American Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Challengers qualifying match and has been confirmed because the crew’s coach.

Rawkus has been listed on Sentinels’ Valorant roster for the upcoming VCT Stage 2 Challengers qualifier on Battlefly, the service used to enroll in the match, which went public simply earlier than the beginning of the match. The crew confirmed that Rawkus is the crew’s new coach in an announcement shortly afterward.

Rawkus coached Sentinels beforehand between November 2021 and February 2022 on a mortgage deal from FaZe, attending Valorant Champions with the crew. In a Twitlonger, Rawkus stated that the 2 groups couldn’t attain on settlement for him to remain attributable to “buyout issues.”

In the identical put up, Rawkus stated that he was on the lookout for a brand new crew and that he remained contracted to FaZe.

Sentinels competed and not using a coach in VCT Stage 1 and the primary qualifier for Stage 2. The crew has hinted on the imminent arrival of a brand new coach, however an announcement was not made till the beginning of the second qualifier.

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Sentinels will now have the previous Overwatch League participant as their coach once more transferring ahead in VCT Stage 2 and probably past.

Sentinels Valorant crew’s wrestle in 2022

Rawkus fist bumps a fellow competitor on the Valorant Masters stage.

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Rawkus has not signed to a brand new crew since leaving Sentinels in February 2022.

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In April, Sentinels went by means of solely their second roster change because the crew was created. Earlier than the beginning of the Stage 2 qualifiers, Sentinels introduced the signing of Akrew star Eric ‘Kanpeki’ Xu to interchange longtime member Jared ‘zombs’ Gitlin, who has been moved to the bench.

Sentinels additionally reportedly practiced with former crew member Jay ‘sinatraa’ Received, who’s planning a return to competitors, based on Dot Esports.

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The 2021 Masters Reykjavík champions did not qualify for Stage 2 Challengers from the primary qualifying match and have come below hearth from followers and pundits for his or her lack of a coach beforehand and the current run of poor performances.