June 29, 2022

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Sentinels sneak in NA VCT LCQ because of Ghost Gaming loss

Sentinels have been on the cusp of not making the Valorant Champions Tour North American Final Probability Qualifier because of the rise of different groups in VCT Stage 2 and their very own poor efficiency. However, they’ve now certified for the occasion because of NRG Esports beating Ghost Gaming at VCT Stage 2 Challengers playoffs.

Sentinels sit at 45 circuit factors after ending final of their group in VCT Stage 2 and bowing out of the playoffs within the first spherical in Stage 1.

With Ghost Gaming leaving the playoffs within the first spherical of play, they’ve solely collected 35 circuit factors as they didn’t earn in any VCT Stage 1 as they didn’t make the principle Challengers occasion.

Sentinels now have the tenth most factors in North America and solely groups who’ve extra factors than them can accumulate extra within the playoffs and at VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen.

The highest two groups from North America by way of circuit factors qualify for Valorant Champions, if the identical guidelines as final 12 months apply, and the remainder will battle it out for an opportunity on the event in on the LCQ occasion.

For Sentinels to compete on the LCQ event they’d needed to keep within the prime 10 of factors within the area and due to NRG, they’ve.

Sentinels struggles in VCT 2022

Sentinels got here into VCT Stage 1 with no modifications to their roster and seeded straight within the Challengers group stage based mostly off of their efficiency final 12 months. They managed to position third of their group with a 3-2 report and qualify for playoffs.

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However that’s so far as they went because the group misplaced to The Guard and Version1 within the first spherical of play. Then the group went via a roster change main into Stage 2 open qualifiers with Eric ‘Kanpeki’ Xu becoming a member of within the stead of Jared ‘zombs’ Gitlin.

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Sentinels received the 2021 VCT Masters 1 event and attended each Masters occasion in 2021.

Over the course of Stage 2 the group needed to have their coach step in to play together with Dani ‘Dani’ Hashweh for a sequence as a result of well being causes with Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo and a household emergency with Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims.

Sentinels didn’t win a single match over the course of VCT Stage 2 Challengers and didn’t make the playoffs.

Sentinels will now have an opportunity to make it to the final worldwide VCT occasion of the 12 months in Valorant Champions on the North American LCQ event. The dates for the event have but to be introduced.