Dismayed Valorant Community Believes Sentinels ‘Threw’ the Match Against BBG

Published 04/04/2021, 9:18 AM EDT


Something inconceivable has occurred in the competitive scene of Valorant that has baffled the fanbase. Top-rated teams of NA have all fallen to lesser-known compeers, thereby failing to qualify for the key event.

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As much as fans like to see new contenders surge up the ranks, they definitely would not wish to see their favorite teams fall off. Sentinels have become the latest victim of up-and-coming contenders of the NA region.

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Professional Valorant team Sentinels has come under fire following a shocking loss

Sentinels  suffered a disheartening loss in two straight games, which has compelled the community to speculate. Did the loss came by fair means or did Sentinels fail to match their own expectations?

A tweet from eSports consultant Rod Breslau suggests every major NA team has suffered a loss. The titans of the professional setting in NRG, TSM, and Fanatic have failed to qualify too.

Rod even called Sentinels loss to BBG as a method to decrease TenZ buyout from Cloud 9.

This comment from Rod resonated with the community, as some fans were in complete agreement.

Team Sentinels react to popular belief regarding their recent loss

Sentinels member zombs even offered a tweet to poke fun at the community’s popular belief. It looks like Sentinel members are in complete disagreement over the alleged allegations.

The team members continued to poke fun at the popular belief by suggesting that it was indeed a throw.

However, the team’s in-game leader Shahzeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan offered a clarification with his latest tweet. He stated that the team really could not perform at the same level and they have to go back to the drawing board.

As interesting as the conspiracy theory seems, it does not seem to hold any ground here. Riot Games’ tactical shooter title can certainly produce an astonishing result that goes against popular belief. Moreover, Sentinels wasn’t the only team who suffered a shocking loss at the hands of lesser teams. Safe to say, the way this game is designed allows team plays to overpower individual star power.

Take a look at the entire game below, which will give you a good idea of what actually happened. It was quite evident that BBG was the hungrier team, as they refused to be bogged by Sentinels’ star-studded lineup.

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video source:  Valorant Mundi

What do you think truly transpired in this game between BBG and Sentinels? Did the Sentinels throw the game or the hungrier team overpowered team?

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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