Sinatraa Reduced To Tears Live On Stream After Viewer Backlash
Sentinels' journey into VALORANT has been one fuelled with controversy and success, having recently become the first-ever international champions with their VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 2 victory, but having previously been faced with the dilemma surrounding Jay "Sinatraa" Won.
The former Overwatch professional is currently under investigation after sexual abuse allegations from his ex-girlfriend Cleo "cle0h" Hernandez, and as a result, suspended from competing in VALORANT by Riot. Despite his ban, Sinatraa has since returned to Twitch, mainly playing ranked VALORANT.
However, during a stream on June 2, Sinatraa was reduced to tears after fans attacked his former teammate and reigning VCT Champion Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan, as the Sentinels captain accepted a duo request from him.
Sinatraa Breaks Down After Fans Attack ShahZam
The former teammates queued together in a ranked match, after ShahZam accepted Sinatraa's request, resulting in an uproar throughout the community.
After just a few rounds, ShahZam's chat was filled with angered viewers, quizzing as to why he would team with someone with such allegations to his name.
With the anger flowing in, Sinatraa was left visibly crying on stream, before switching off his face cam momentarily. He could also be heard saying “it’s so dumb,” before the tears came, later adding “It’s so sad. It’s just so sad. F*** my life.”
ShahZam Apologises For Pairing With Sinatraa
Whilst Sinatraa returned to his facecam following the game's conclusion and the pair unlinking, ShahZam's chat was still full of sceptical viewers.
With a barrage of questions and attacks flowing through his replies, ShahZam apologised for accepting the invite from Sinatraa. The reigning champion admitted that he "didn’t think it through,” before adding “I just got invited to play, and I played.
"It was honestly a mistake, I put myself in a really s****y situation. I’m sorry. I didn’t think it would turn into this.”
Once the dust had settled, ShahZam also defended himself from "picking sides", saying “Don’t think that I’m taking a stance or [making] a statement or some bulls***. I do not support r***.”
Whilst the pair completed the game, they instantly departed afterwards, unlikely to be playing again any time soon.
ShahZam was left with some good news on the day though, with the signing of Tyson "TenZ" Ngo being made official in a whopping seven-figure deal.
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