“Tenz is here to stay!” It was almost inevitable to see TenZ move away from Cloud9 following Sentinels victory at Masters Reykjavík, and it is now confirmed.
A few days ago, Sentinels deservedly won the VCT Masters Reykjavík trophy. The organization brought back the pride and recognition North American VALORANT fans were expecting from the star-studded roster. One of the integral players to allow for this tremendous undefeated run to lift the trophy was none other than Tyson “TenZ” Ngo.
During the post-match interviews,, TenZ showed his desire to continue playing with Sentinels’ roster. It is worth mentioning the Canadian joined the organization as a loan from Cloud9, following Jay “Sinatraa” Won’s suspension. Sentinels suspended Sinatra in March after sexual abuse allegations raised by his former girlfriend Cleo Hernandez. The rumors of TenZ’s permanent acquisition strengthened earlier today, with The Esports Observer report, followed by an official confirmation from the organization.
It was a done deal before Iceland
According to the TEO’s report, the transaction was a “seven-figure” deal. In fact, the deal appears to have been agreed upon between both organizations even prior to VCT Masters Reykjavík. The latter information was proven true by Jack Etienne, CEO of Cloud9, in a comment on Reddit.
“Hey to give some context this deal was done before Iceland. It was a dangerous deal for us as we knew we would soon face Sentinels in the Iceland Qualifiers, however it was important to Tyson to play and I wanted to make it happen for him. Best of luck to Tyson on Sentinels,” commented Jack
There is no doubt TenZ has earned the move. The player has dominated the charts, and his opponents, throughout the entire tournament. To give some context, he averaged 289 ACS, 170.6 Average damage per round, had an Entry success rate of 69%, and drew 41 first bloods. The stats don’t end there either, he has an impressive 1.48 KD including 206 kills to top it all off. He is the only player at VCT Masters Reykjavík to get over 200 kills in the first-ever LAN tournament for Valorant.