Sentinels decided to close out the Ignition Series NA circuit with a bang, taking the Pop Flash tournament in commanding fashion, tearing their way through the bracket all the way to their 3-0 win in the grand finals over Envy, to secure their spot as one of the best squads in the region.
With former Overwatch League champion Jay "Sinatraa" Won spearheading their roster, which also includes the likes of Shahzeeb "ShahZaM" Khan, or Jared "zombs" Gitlin, Sentinels have managed top placements at almost every Ignition Series tournament they've competed, including a win at the PAX Arena Invitational, dominating teams with their aggressive playstyle and individual mechanical skill across the board.
In what's perhaps Sentinels' most convincing tournament run so far, one that would see them drop a single map against Cloud9 in the upper bracket finals, Sinatraa and ShahZaM's outstanding performances would pave the wave for their team to claim victory against Envy (twice), Immortals, Dignitas, and Cloud9.
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Stats wise, both the multitalented Sinatraa (his hero pool incorporates several Agents like Sova, Phoenix, and Raze) and Jett ace ShahZaM were in the Top 5 individual performers of the entire Pop Flash event, amassing 58 first blood kills and 11 clutch plays between the two of them for Sentinels.
As the last Ignition Series event in 2020 for North America, fans were eager to see one last TSM vs Sentinels matchup at the Pop Flash tournament, as it's quickly become the hottest rivalry in the entire Valorant professional scene.
Unfortunately, after Dignitas pulled off an incredible upset eliminating Team SoloMid in the group stages (something "Coach" Myth was definitely not pleased about), Sentinels would then proceed to crush the recently picked up squad with a memorable 13-0, 13-3 scoreboard in the upper bracket semfinals.
While North America won't get more official Ignition Series for the rest of 2020, we're sure other organisers will step up to fill the void left by the certified Riot circuit of tournaments.
Valorant Pop Flash results
- Sentinels - $25,000
- Envy - $12,5000
- Cloud9 - $7,500
- Dignitas - $5,000