Sentinels vs ShahZam Controversy: ShahZam Claims that Sentinels Broke Promise of VCT Franchise Roster: A lot of hot drama is already developing in the North American (NA) region ahead of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023 season. Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, a recently acquired G2 player, shot at Sentinels, his former team, this time. These shootings sparked a verbal confrontation with Sentinels CEO Rob Moore.
An amusing message on Sentinels’ official Twitter page is what started last night’s controversy between ShahZaM and the Sentinels. The tweet made light of the team’s running joke about the “stratbook,” in which Tyson “TenZ” Ngo would spin a wheel to choose his play in the following match. 1q
oh yeah, one time I spun the wheel and it landed on “please play with shroud, we don’t care if you win just make it hype. we’ll personally guarantee you a spot in franchising if you do”
— G2 ShahZaM (@ShahZaMk) January 12, 2023
ShahZam replied in the thread “Oh yeah, one time I spun the wheel and it landed on ‘please play with shroud, we don’t care if you win just to make it hype. we’ll personally guarantee you a spot in franchising if you do”
The CEO of Sentinels, Rob Moore, did not seem to like this and criticised his former player, claiming the experienced player had a bad attitude when wearing a sentinels shirt. Sentinels vs ShahZam Controversy
@ShahZaMk It’s weird that since you left all you talk about is how you want to be with the organization, when for all of 2022 you behaved like you didn’t want to be here. It seems like you have returned to the focus you had in 2021. If so, @G2esports will be in great hands.
— Rob Moore (@robmooreEsports) January 13, 2023
ShahZam pressing down on his claims that he was offered a seat on Sentinels’ VCT franchised roster ensured that this “drama” would not end anytime soon.
ShahZaM and dapr, two important Sentinels players, decided to join G2 Esports, a non-franchise team, after leaving the Sentinels, the team that raised them. It is another evidence that the team is “alive” and will carry on competing in the Valor scene that their departure to G2 Esports. G2 Esports appears to still be interested in participating in the upcoming season even if they did not make the list of teams listed in the Valorant League franchise.
It will be interesting to watch how the most recent drama with Valorant turns out. The Valorous season for ShahZaM and G2 Esports will begin on February 1 with the start of Split 1 of the VCT Challengers League.