Valorant: Sentinels Sweep Envy to Clinch Pop Flash

August 31, 2020 6:55 pm

Sentinels established themselves as the best team in Valorant in North America, a feat they accomplished by defeating Envy in the grand finals of Pop Flash. This victory also marks the end of the Ignition series in North America.

After Mike “hastr0” Rufail’s battle of wits with Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez the other day, team Envy must have hoped for a dominating performance to add more weight to Rufail’s Twitter statements. However, the Sentinels came prepared and ended the tournament with a clean sweep.

Valorant: Sentinels drop a hammering performance

Pop Flash brought an end to the Ignition series with the Sentinels effortlessly taking apart team Envy in this “best-of” series winning 3-0.

Jay “sinatraa” Won, who was the star of the tournament helped his team clinch the grand finals after a stellar performance. Sentinels have potentially defined themselves as the most dominant team in North America, ahead of teams like T1 and TSM.

Sentinels emerged victorious at the PAX Arena Invitational but failed to convert the FaZe Clan Invitational where TSM took an unassailable lead.

Pop Flash served as one last chance for the teams to make a mark on the Esports scene. Sentinels performed when it was most needed and ended up with a clean sweep.

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A recap of the finals

Sentinels took the lead in the first match which was played in ‘Haven’. Sinatraa was the player to watch out for as he finished the match with an impressive performance, including a mind-bending Ace in the 12th round. Envy did shoot some arrows but failed to convert, losing the first map 13-9.

The second match at ‘Bind’ started off in a similar fashion with Sentinels taking an 11 round lead. Sentinels were clearly in a hurry to secure the regional bragging rights and finished the map at 13-7.

The third match on ‘Split’ was rather tough for Sentinels as Envy dominated the first few rounds and even secured a two-round lead standing at 8-6. However, Sentinels stepped up their game, thrashed Envy, and won the grand final with a clean sweep.

Sentinels won the tournament and bagged $50,000 to cement themselves as a team to watch out for in subsequent tournaments.

The final might have not gone their way, but Envy has had a decent performance throughout the tournament and defeated teams like T1 and Cloud9. Fate seems to have had a different plan for them because Sentinels stopped their run by beating them twice in the tournament.

Nakul Ahuja

Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does. Ironically, he is a rather clumsy gamer. When he isn't writing, he can be seen brewing a perfect cup of cappuccino for himself. A cup of coffee, anyone?

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