Update: Riot Games has confirmed "Sentinels have acquired all rights to Tyson Ngo (Tenz). Tenz will no longer represent Cloud9."
Just a day before Sentinels debuts on the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1 Masters, the org has announced that current Cloud9 member Tyson “TenZ” Ngo will act as their fifth member during the competition after Jay "Sinatraa" Won's suspension following sexual abuse allegations against him.
In a quick announcement via social media, Sentinels confirmed the news which had been leaked hours prior, with insiders stating that it would be a loan move, as TenZ is still under contract with C9.
We're happy to announce that @TenZOfficial will be joining Sentinels to compete in Masters Stage 1.— Sentinels (@Sentinels) March 11, 2021
"We're happy to announce that @TenZOfficial will be joining Sentinels to compete in Masters Stage 1," the tweet reads.
The 19-year-old who made a huge impact in the Valorant scene after switching from CS:GO quickly established himself as one of the most exciting talents in the North American region with his aggressive Jett playstyle.
Despite this, the team's underwhelming results and pressure to deliver on the hype made TenZ step down from competitive play this past January, remaining with C9 as a content creator.
It remains to be seen if TenZ's competitive spark will ignite once again and whether he'll decide to keep pursuing a career as a pro with C9, or if this is simply a one-time deal considering the extraordinary circumstances leading up to this loan move.
Sentinels will play their first match of VCT Masters this upcoming 12th March against Luminosity Gaming, for more on the event, check out everything you need to know about it.