VALORANT – Sentinels & Natus Vincere Making Big Roster Moves

Considering that autumn has started, the arrival of colder weather means more time indoors, which means much more time to watch esports competitions, which will not be lacking in the near future.

For this reason, teams began to make various combinations, agreements with players, looking for the best possible options to strengthen their roster.

Let’s dive in and see what moves were made by the Valorant giants Sentinels and Natus Vincere.

Sentinels’ Roster Update

According to various sources that spoke to Dot Esports and other independent journalists like “Noyn,” Gabriel Melo, and Bruno Povoleri for The Enemy, the North American organization Sentinels is planning to sign two Brazilian players who won VALORANT Champions this year.

loud music Along with in-game captain Rory “dephh” Jackson and Zachary “zekken” Patrone, the latter of whom has already signed with Sentinels at the time of writing, Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi and Bryan “pancada” Luna are expected to join Sentinels.

Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, a standout for the Sentinels, will likely complete the roster, but the agreement isn’t final.

Sacy and pancada both played crucial roles in LOUD’s Champions run, which ended in September. Brazil’s first triumph at an international VALORANT competition came thanks to LOUD’s defeat of OpTic Gaming in the upper bracket final and the grand final.

According to data released by, LOUD player pancada was one of the greatest controller players at the competition with a 210.5 average battle score and the third highest kill assist ratio (78%) behind FPX player Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky and EDG player Zhao “Smoggy” Zheng.

Sentinels and the Brazilian territory of VALORANT have a contentious past that dates back to Champions 2021. Brazilians were outraged by a contentious technical break during a match between Sentinels and FURIA.

In the upcoming Americas international competition, which will begin in February, Sentinels and LOUD will both face off against one another.

Natus Vincere’s Roster Update

Mehmet “cNed” Yazpek, an Acend player, is being courted by Natus Vincere to join its VALORANT roster, according to various sources who spoke to Dot Esports.

Although the agreement hasn’t been finalized, Acend and NAVI are optimistic that it will happen shortly.

NAVI will then have finished assembling its starting lineup for the VCT 2023 campaign. FunPlus Phoenix, a team that won the Masters, will be acquired by the corporation, however star Chamber player Ardis “Ardiis” Svarenieks chose not to transfer with the rest of his colleagues.

As Dot Esports initially reported, NRG in North America was ready to sign Ardiis, but the player preferred to relocate. Ardiis is slated to play in the Americas international competition as NRG’s lone import player.

Last year’s VALORANT Champions, which took place in December, saw CNed, formerly hailed as one of the top players in the world, emerge winner. Acend won the competition after defeating Gambit Esports in the championship match.

However, FPX, a fellow European team, has seen a recent rise to fame that culminated in a victory at the VCT Masters Copenhagen competition in July. In the championship game, FPX defeated Paper Rex with a dramatic 3-2 triumph.

However, neither Acend nor FPX were successful in establishing a collaboration with game developer and competition organizer Riot Games for the EMEA international league, which will start in February of 2019. However, NAVI was one of the select few to successfully negotiate a cooperation to represent the CIS.

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