Sentinels has surprised fans by announcing that the org will dwell into the MOBA genre by assembling a professional League of Legends: Wild Rift team, the mobile version of Riot's PC title.
The statement made via social media points that this new roster is coming together thanks to a direct partnership with Riot Games, who is seemingly interested in building an entirely different esports scene for Wild Rift, separate from the one already established with League of Legends.
A new journey awaits us, Sentinels.— Sentinels (@Sentinels) July 29, 2021
We're pleased to announce our entrance into League of Legends: Wild Rift in partnership with Riot Games! pic.twitter.com/y81698cupr
With Riot Games recently unveiling North America's Wild Rift Summoner Series, with other notable organizations such as Cloud9 already establishing themselves amongst the first to present a roster for the mobile MOBA, Sentinels will look to make a splash as they return to an old arena with a brand-new name.
It's worth pointing out that before being rebranded into Sentinels, the org formerly known as Phoenix1 competed in the LCS with very lukewarm results, leaving behind their MOBA roots to become a powerhouse in FPS and Battle Royales.
Now, the Los Angeles based organization is widely known in the world of Fortnite, Valorant, Halo, and Apex Legends being the home of Fortnite World Cup Champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf and the most dominant Valorant squad in the world, which recently won the first LAN event in the game's history.
Sentinels to hold Wild Rift tryouts
Sentinels did not reveal a roster alongside their statement; however, players interested in joining the team can sign up for potential scouting opportunities by filling this form right here.
Selected players will be contacted directly by Sentinels, so be sure to fill the entire form with all the correct information, so you don't miss out on the chance to rep them at a professional level.
For more on all things Wild Rift, check out our dedicated section, which includes guides, news, tier lists and more.