A former CS:GO player is switching over to Valorant. Many players have made the switch as of late. Most recently, OG’s former rifle Ethan “Ethan” Arnold left to join Valorant esports, leaving many CS:GO fans shocked in regards to the decision.
However, Ethan is not the biggest name in European esports who has hinted at a switch to Valorant as KennyS might be making the switch. The news of his moving came after a screenshot of Team Alliance’s in-game lobby went viral. An image online showed a player named NBKennyS playing alongside the Alliance roster, which shocked many fans as they believed that he would have a long career in Counterstrike. It will be interesting to see what will happen next.
A former Overwatch League champion and current professional Valorant player has been suspended for his actions. Jay “Sinatraa” Won has been suspended from team activities until further investigation after his girlfriend accused him of sexual abuse and emotional manipulation on Tuesday.
Riot Games stated that Won will not be able to join any competitions until further investigation. He will be suspended from the upcoming Valorant Masters competition, which is a big shock to the team.
Won made the jump from Overwatch to Valarant after winning the Overwatch World Cup in 2019 as a part of Team USA. At the age of 17, he was signed by NRG to play in the Overwatch League for a salary of 150,000 dollars a year.
In February, Sentinels qualified for stage one of the Valorant Masters event with Won on the roster. However, one of his teammates including captain Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, retweeted Riot’s announcement of the suspension, emphasizing that the team will play the tournament regardless of the situation and will be looking for a substitute to take his place.
Gen.G finally had some luck on their side as in the first phase of the VALORANT Champions Tour things did not look good for them at all. In the closed qualifiers for Challengers One and Two, they finished in the bottom four after taking two straight losses twice. They also took an opening-round loss to TSM to begin Challengers Three.
However, luck was on their side as they got a big win with two straight 2-0 wins over Kooky Koalas and then NRG Esports. This meant they punched a ticket to the Masters.
Valorant League Standing and Schedule
After playing hundreds of matches and three Challengers circuits, there are only eight NA VALORANT teams remaining that are going head-to-head at this week’s VCT Masters One. The final event for the VCT’s first leg kick.
The eight teams will include Team Envy, Sentinels, 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Luminosity, Immortals, Gen.G, and XSET. Each team will compete for circuit points that they can use to snag a spot in the world championship later this year.
Each match will be the best out of three games and will be very competitive from start to finish. One of the games will be starting very shortly.
Best of 3 Games
Thursday, March 11
- Envy vs. Gen.G: 3 pm EST
- XSET vs. FaZe: 5:30 pm EST
Friday, March 12
- Sentinels vs. Luminosity: 3 pm EST
- Immortals vs. 100 Thieves: 5:30 pm EST