Sentinels add new analyst, ShahZaM calls him their ‘secret weapon’
New stats wizard on board.
Sentinels have lastly bolstered their teaching employees with an analyst, simply forward of the VCT NA Final Probability Qualifier in August.
Stats guru Matt “Weltis” Liu will probably be becoming a member of head coach Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty in getting the retooled roster in form for the upcoming LCQ.
Weltis’s signing comes a month after the group stated that it was in search of two strategic analysts.
After the bombshell addition of Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and former Version1 participant Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, all eyes will probably be on the group as they try and qualify for Valorant Champions.
Weltis joins Sentinels as an analyst
Weltis has been a supply of a number of eye-opening statistics within the VCT over the previous months. From graphs that make clear group performances in particular eventualities to new methods to interpret participant worth, Weltis has turn into a mainstay amongst Valorant stats gurus.
Within the group stage at Masters Copenhagen, he teased out a brand new statistic dubbed “true” first kills, outlined as a gap kill that’s not traded inside three seconds and subsequently creates a real benefit.
On the time, the gamers that ranked the very best had been Northeption’s Kim “Meteor” Tae-O, DRX’s Goo “Rb” Sang-min, and XERXIA Esports’ Thanachart “Surf” Rungapajaratkul.
Sentinels will want all the assistance they’ll get — in a current stream, in-game chief Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan even described Weltis as their “secret weapon.” The group missed out on each Masters occasions this 12 months, going 0-5 within the VCT NA Stage 2 Challengers group stage, the place they solely managed to win one map of their opener towards the then Luminosity Gaming roster.
The group additionally needed to play three video games with out Hunter “SicK” Mims, whereas star participant Tyson “TenZ” Ngo additionally missed the Week 3 match towards OpTic Gaming after coming down with COVID-19.
Sentinels are actually bootcamping in Texas as they work to iron out the kinks of their new roster. The competitors on the VCT NA LCQ will probably be stiff — groups like The Guard, Cloud9, 100 Thieves, and NRG Esports are in attendance, however just one could make it to Valorant Champions.
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