Sentinels Valorant to bootcamp ahead of VCT LCQ

Sentinels have announced that the team will be starting a July boot camp for their Valorant roster ahead of the North American VCT Last Chance Qualifier, which is set to begin sometime in August.

Sentinels didn’t specify how long the bootcamp will last, but Kyedae ‘Kyedae’ Shymkothe girlfriend of Sentinels player Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo, in a response to the announcement, suggested it will take about a month and a half.

The 2021 VCT Stage 2 Masters champions took a big hit in 2022 as they missed the Stage 1 Masters and didn’t make it to the playoff stage of the Stage 2 Challengers and are no longer in contention for the Stage 2 Masters in Copenhagen are.

The roster has gone through some major roster changes and one of the most consistent players on the team, Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims uncovered on June 20 that he has been dealing with mental health issues for about a month.

Riot Games has yet to announce the dates for the North American LCQ event, but according to the global schedule, the tournament should start this month, with Valorant Champions starting in September.

Sentinel’s recent VCT fights

Sentinels player TenZ during his strike
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TenZ missed a game in VCT Stage 2 Challengers due to illness.

Sentinels started 2022 with no changes to their roster as they were seeded straight into VCT Stage 1 Challengers and didn’t have to go through the qualifying phase. They finished the group stage with a 3-2 record, good enough to make the playoffs, but then shot out of the playoffs after losing their first two games.

Having to qualify again for VCT Stage 2 Challengers in the open qualifier, the team announced a roster change before the start of the campaign, adding standout Akrew Eric ‘Kanpeki’ Xu in place of Jared ‘zombs’ Gitlin.

The team managed to qualify for Stage 2 Challengers, but their struggles continued. It got to the point that the community was asking for the team to have a coach to help them with their in-game problems.

Finally, the team announced their head coach, Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, who coached them for a stint earlier in 2021. But the new signing didn’t help the squad as they eventually finished the second stage challengers with a 0-5 record in the group stage.

Because of this, Sentinels were in danger of missing out on the North American LCQ tournament, earning only 45 Circuit Points for the event. But thanks to NRG Esports beating Ghost Gaming in the playoffs, Sentinels locked in their tournament spot.

The VCT Stage 2 Challengers playoffs are still ongoing as North America has yet to win their representatives to the Masters Copenhagen. Sentinels Valorant to bootcamp ahead of VCT LCQ

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