The Overwatch League will lose one of its finest players as San Francisco Shock’s flex/DPS star sinatraa joins Sentinels to compete in Valorant alongside ShahZaM, zombs and SicK.
The news, announced around 15:00 PDT, came as a surprise to everyone, as sinatraa had seen unprecedented success both with the SF Shock and Team USA in Overwatch, especially as of late. The Shock came second in the 2019 OWL Regular Season and were the 2019 OWL Playoffs champions, with sinatraa being named the T-Mobile Regular Season MVP, while Team USA were crowned 2019 Overwatch World Cup champions with sinatraa taking the T-Mobile MVP once again.
For the first time, The United States of America have won the Overwatch World Cup, defeating a strong China team 3-0. All of the time put in, the sacrifices made, every practice session and scrimmage. It's all led up to this. We are the world champions. #WeBelievepic.twitter.com/Vin3o2oGPe
He addressed his followers on twitter to explain the reason behind his leaving the esport in which he has seen more success. “Straight up just lost passion for the game” he said, explaining he didn’t know whether it had been the 2-2-2 meta the League enforced for Stage 4 for of Season 1 or the hero ban system which came into play from Week 8 on. The now-former San Francisco player also addressed his ex-teammates and coaches in his statement, detailing how they were key to his success and having nothing but praise for them.
What will be of the two (three if you take into account Sentinels, the team sinatraa is moving to) parties involved remains to be seen: the Shock play their next OWL match against the Houston Outlaws this Saturday while there is no news as to what will happen with Valorant competitively speaking, so it remains to be seen what the future has in store for sinatraa.
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