Valorant Pro TenZ Justifies Sentinels Move With a Stellar Performance Against 100 Thieves in Stage 1: Masters

Published 03/15/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


Esports organization Sentinels suffered a massive blow recently after the Sinatraa fiasco. Having suspended a star player from its main roster, the team was in desperate need of a replacement. Sentinels could not have continued its journey in Valorant Stage 1: Masters with 4 players. Thus, with special permission, it signed TenZ from Cloud9.

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TenZ’s arrival at Sen was a highly controversial move. Since this marked his official return to competitive Valorant, fans expected him to make a comeback with C9 Blue. However, many thought this was the perfect push TenZ needed to head back into dominating opponents in tournaments.

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Sentinels was facing 100 Thieves in the semifinals of the ongoing event. 100T has proved itself to be a team to watch out for. With a fresh and dynamic roster, it has impressed fans worldwide.

Sentinels beat 100T 2-0 to advance to Valorant tournament finals

Unlike most players, TenZ was up for his second match after a long hiatus from competitive gaming. However, the Valorant pro had enough time to warm up and get back into the game to annihilate his opponents.

Sentinels took the Ascent map easily, with a score of 13-2. 100T put up a tough fight on Heaven and pushed the game to overtime. However, Sen managed to get this one in the bag too, with a final score of 16-14.

In both games, TenZ featured in the top two. He was second on the scoreboard after the conclusion of round 1, with 15 kills playing as Jett, 4 behind the top fragger SicK playing as Phoenix.

At the end of round 2, TenZ topped the scoreboard for Sentinels with 25 kills. While the pro was the top fragger for his team on the map, 100T Ethan got the highest kills in the round with 29 scalps.

With this, Sentinels advance to the Upper finals while 100 Thieves drop to the lower brackets.

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Sentinel’s road to the championship

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Following its defeat, 100 Thieves will face Gen.G in the lower bracket round 3. If it manages to win that match, it will have one more chance to head to the grand finals of the event by playing against the winner of Luminosity vs. Team Envy in the loser bracket final.

Sentinels, on the other hand, will be facing FaZe Clan in the upper bracket final. They have a direct ticket to the grand final if they manage to beat FaZe, which hasn’t even lost a single round in the Stage 1 Masters.

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The road to the championship is still very long. However, the grand final win will at least ensure either Sentinels or FaZe Clan takes home $60,000 and 100 circuit points. Regardless, TenZ has proven that he is going to play a crucial role in this journey for Sentinels.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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