There have been many rumors surrounding the Sentinels recently. On the one hand, it is rumored that Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen, the team’s backup player, could take the starting spot due to the possible departure of Tyson “TenZ” Ngo. George Geddes, however, assures that the player will not be the short-term backup.
This year’s season for the Sentinels VCT has been difficult; the team’s start has been a bit bumpy. The Sentinels have only one win to date, which shows the public that they are not in the best shape.
After the arrest of Hunter “SicK” Mims, the team was forced to hire a substitute player; while the guy served the suspension imposed by the organization. To fill SicK’s position, the team hired Marved, a former OpTic Gaming player. After this hiring, fans of the team started to hypothesize about possible changes in the team.
On the other hand, it is rumored that TenZ will take a temporary break and not play with his team during the whole season. The player seems to be caring for his fiancée Kyedae “Kyedae” Shymko; the girl will soon start chemotherapy treatment for her cancer. For this reason, many of the team’s fans believe that Marved will eventually join the Sentinels’ starting lineup.
Rumors claim that Marved may not play in the VCT Americas with the Sentinels
While many believe Marved will move into the Sentinels’ starting lineup soon, according to George Geddes, it is highly unlikely that the 2022 runner-up in the VALORANT league will appear on the scene with the team. Geddes assures that Marved must process his work visa to play without any problem in the VCT Americas.
It is important to comment that Marved is a player of Canadian origin, so he must complete certain procedures to work legally in the United States. It may seem strange to many people that he does not have his work visa; he had previously played with OpTic Gaming, which played in American tournaments. But the player always played from his country at that time because they were online tournaments.
With Riot Games’ change to a league system, all non-North American players must process their work life. As reported by Geddes, the Canadian player is in the process of getting a visa, which he is likely to get when the season is about halfway over.
However, the team will continue to play with its current squad until Marved gets his visa. We will see them in action on April 16, when the Sentinels take on Leviathan.