shroud joins Sentinels
To everyone's surprise, Sentinels has announced the recruitment of Shroud. The structure having dominated the NA Challengers and the Masters of the first season of Valorant has a new high-level content creator.
You probably know shroud as a streamer on Twitch. For a few years now, he has been one of the references for FPS and Battle Royale on the streaming platform with no less than 10 million followers. But shroud is first and foremost a professional player who has made his mark on CS:GO and lend prestige to Cloud9 in the mid-2010s.
Shroud has always shown great interest in Valorant, so much so that he was one of the few streamers allowed to broadcast official competitions on his channel. It even happened very regularly that his channel had a larger number of spectators than on the official channel.
For Sentinels, it's quite a coup. Following accusations about their star player Sinatra, the organisation reacted by bringing the most popular Valorant player in the US out of early retirement, TenZ. With him, the team had a string of victories before experiencing another dry spell throughout the VCT 2022.
Although Shroud is an excellent player, let's be honest, it's mainly an investment in his image that Sentinels is making. The structure thus ensures a lot of visibility and naturally attracts the sympathy of all shroud fans who will now follow and support the team's games. Let's remember that in esports, you only really make money when you can sign partnerships. And let's be honest, who isn't curious to see competitions where TenZ and shroud are on the same team?