Jay Won, professionally known as ‘Sinatraa’ is leaving San Francisco Shock, a professional Overwatch team, to join Sentinels, a professional esports squad. The rumours had been flying around the industry of Sinatraa’s retirement wherein some publications even hinted that he had lost passion for Overwatch, but he finally made it public via a tweet.
Last year, the 20-year-old professional esports player made headlines when his team won the Overwatch League grand finals and won the title of ‘Most Valued Player’ (MVP). Sinatraa has now joined Sentinels, a Valorant team. Sentinels is also the home of Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, the 17-year-old Fortnite player that made headlines after winning $3 mil in a Fortnite championship.
Valorant is Riot Games, the people behind the immensely popular League of Legends, the upcoming shooter game. The game is currently in closed Beta that launched on April 7, 2020. While the game is not yet available for the public, it’s already becoming a sensation among esports fans and gamers alike as the ‘next big shooter’ to replace Fortnite. The shooter game blends the elements of Counter-Strike and Overwatch, witnessed a record viewership on Twitch when it went live.
Sinatraa will be playing alongside Jared “Zombs” Gitlin, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan Hunter “SicK” Mims in Sentinels’ Valorant team. The team is still on the lookout for its fifth member of its Valorant squad.
It’s worth mentioning that Riot Games has not yet announced any formal plans for a professional league for Valorant. Currently, they’re focusing on community-led events and matches. “There’s no doubt that, as a hyper-competitive experience, Valorant has the ingredients to be a successful esport and we have big dreams for what this can be, but we want to be thoughtful in how we put it all together,” Riot’s senior director of esports Whalen “Magus” Rozelle wrote in a blog post.