Sentinels Secures Seed 1 at VCT Masters Madrid with VCT Americas Kickoff Grand Final Victory

Sentinels Secures Seed 1 at VCT Masters Madrid with VCT Americas Kickoff Grand Final Victory

4. March 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Sentinels makes a triumphant return to the competitive scene by clinching the top seed for VCT Masters Madrid after defeating LOUD in an exhilarating final at the VCT Americas Kickoff 2024.

The Climactic Finale

After weeks of intense competition, the season-opening tournament of Valorant’s professional competitive circuit culminates with the crowning of a new champion. The American squad, Sentinels, emerged victorious over LOUD in the final of the VCT Americas Kickoff with a thrilling 3-2 victory in the decisive match held this Sunday.

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Sentinels’ Redemption

Having previously showcased their prowess in the inaugural season of Valorant’s professional competitive circuit, Sentinels experienced a period of relative downturn in performance.

However, the addition of new talents to the roster proved instrumental as they sought redemption against LOUD, avenging their earlier defeat to the Brazilian squad at the start of the VCT Americas Kickoff.

The Epic Showdown

Sentinels asserted their dominance early in the series, securing victories in the first two maps. In Sunset, LOUD’s map pick, the match was fiercely contested, with Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi and Tyson “TenZ” Ngo leading Sentinels to a hard-fought 13-9 victory.

Meanwhile, on Split, the North American squad showcased a commanding defensive performance, leading with a resounding 9-3 scoreline at halftime and maintaining their dominance to secure a crucial victory.

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The Turn of Events

Facing adversity, LOUD managed to narrow the gap with a hard-fought victory on Icebox, securing a 13-11 win from the defensive side. In Bind, the Brazilian squad delivered a solid first-half performance on the attacking side, leading with a 9-3 scoreline at halftime.

Although Sentinels staged a comeback in the second half, it wasn’t enough to secure victory as LOUD forced a fifth and final game with a 13-8 win.

The Decisive Victory

The series reached its climax on Lotus, with Sentinels dominating the Brazilian squad on the attacking side. Led by Zachary “zekken” Patrone and Sacy, Sentinels secured a commanding 10-2 lead at halftime.

Despite LOUD’s attempts to mount a comeback in the second half, Sentinels’ solid defense proved insurmountable as they clinched the series and the championship of the VCT Americas Kickoff.


With their victory at the VCT Americas Kickoff, Sentinels secures the top seed for VCT Masters Madrid, solidifying their position as the region’s premier team. Despite their defeat, LOUD will also participate in the first international event of the season after securing their spot by reaching the final.

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