Sentinels Coach Denies Rumours Of Roster Splitting Up
Sentinels were once dubbed as the most-feared team in VALORANT esports, after dominating the first two Stages of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT), with many whispers of the first year of competition being branded as the "Sentinels era". However, a dismal Stage 3 exit in the Quarterfinals, and a shock Group Stage dumping in the inaugural world championship, Champions, rumours have now surfaced that there is unrest in the Sentinels camp.
Murmurs first surfaced following their Stage 3 exit to G2 Esports, where VALORANT Co-Streamer and respected industry personality Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek claimed that the best thing they could do is to break up.
The Twitch superstar reiterated his point when the organisation was sent packing by KRU Esports, stating, "No matter what, Sentinels are changing their roster."
Rawkus Denies Talks Of Sentinels Roster Changes
Contrary to reports though, Sentinels' Head Coach has now played down any notion of the roster making changes. Despite only joining in November from FaZe Clan, Shane "Rawkus" Flaherty has categorically claimed that the side will not be making a transfer.
Taking to his stream, Rawkus said, "You can clip this, f**king keep it public, there are no roster changes, nothing is going to change. There is nothing that needs to be changed. We made a couple of fuck-ups in one match, that’s all it is."
He continued to persist, saying: "No changes" on multiple occasions, adding that "nobody can play perfect every game."
Dapr Stirs Sentinels Roster Changes
The outburst from Rawkus came just a matter of hours after Sentinels' Michael "dapr" Gulino sent fans into a frenzy by changing his Twitter bio to "content creator for Sentinels", removing any notion that he remained as a starter for the North American giants.
However, dapr has been known to have a quizzical relationship with social media, often 'baiting' fans and opposition players to help ramp up hype around events.
For now, it appears that Sentinels will be sticking together for the 2022 season, although they'll be licking their wounds after an unexpected exit at Champions.