After Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen joined Sentinels earlier this week to interchange Hunter “SicK” Mims because the sixth participant on the org’s VALORANT roster following Mims’ arrest for felony trespassing on March 4, the VALORANT neighborhood was left questioning in regards to the reasoning behind the transfer.
Marved is a world-class participant who proved his value as a controller on OpTic Gaming, some of the constant skilled groups VALORANT has ever had. He received VCT Masters One Reykjavík in April 2022 and completed because the runners-up at VALORANT Champions 2022 in August along with yay, Pujan “FNS” Mehta, Austin “crashies” Roberts, and Victor Wong, and was some of the sought-after gamers in free company earlier than teaming up Sentinels. Unlike what many followers thought, Marved mentioned he’s not doing it for the cash.
“At least I have a chance to play, maybe, if I want to,” Marved mentioned throughout one in every of his newest livestreams, including he would think about becoming a member of his former OpTic teammates on NRG if the group supplied him the identical sixth-man spot Sentinels did. “I think Sentinels offered me the most money for this position. Bag chasing? Not really. The thing is, if they really need me, I’ll play. I’m ready to play some matches if they need me.”
Marved determined to take a break from aggressive VALORANT after OpTic didn’t safe a partnership spot within the Americas league. He didn’t wish to transfer to Los Angeles, town that hosts the Americas league, again then and is uncertain if he’ll transfer now that he’s on Sentinels’ roster. Marved mentioned, although, that he’ll journey to California a few instances.
Apart from enjoying for sinatraa’s crew UNTAMABLE BEASTS within the open qualifier for the NA Challengers League, signing with Sentinels is Marved’s first dedication to probably getting again to professional play after leaving OpTic in 2022. He’ll proceed streaming whereas he’s only a substitute and play if Sentinels want him.
The Americas league will kick off on April 1 and end on May 28. The high three groups will qualify for VCT Masters Tokyo in June and VALORANT Champions in August, which will probably be performed in Los Angeles.