“Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em”- Valorant Star Makes Shock Move From FaZe Clan to Sentinels

Published 11/09/2021, 9:17 AM EST


Everyone is very excited about top teams competing against each other in the upcoming Valorant Champions tournament. Riot Games will hold it in December and every team will give its best to claim the victory. Interestingly, Sentinels shocked every fan by signing former FaZe Clan player Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty as their head coach.

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Sentinels is also one of the most powerful teams that has a high chance to become the champions. Furthermore, after signing Rawkus, we can assume it is trying to double up the chances. Continue reading to find out how Rawku’s arrival will be beneficial for Sentinels.

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Sentinels signs Rawkus ahead of the Valorant Champions

Before this announcement, Sentinels had been competing without an official head coach. Hence, many fans are having huge expectations from the team in the upcoming tournament with a new head coach. Rawkus is also a former Overwatch League pro with the Houston Outlaws.

During Valorant Champions Tour, Sentinels and FaZe Clan met each other three times during the first stage. Sentinels overshadowed FaZe Clan by winning all three series without dropping a single map. Because of all the consecutive losses, former FaZe player, Rawkus posted on Twitter, “if ya can’t beat em join em, time to win champs”.

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Sentinels continued to win the first VCT stage and became one of the best teams in North America and in the world, qualifying for Champions. Rawkus used to be a Sova main during his time with FaZe and it would be very exciting to see how he will put his experience as a head coach for Sentinels.

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Although things are looking too great for Sentinels, FaZe Clan might be facing a rough time. This is the second Valorant departure for FaZe in the course of a week after Hunter “BabyJ” Schline announced he will depart his ways from the organization on November 2. Currently, the FaZe roster consists of babybay, Corey Nigra, and Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo, and former CS:GO pro-turned-coach Joshua “JDM” Marzano.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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