In an unexpected turn of events, popular Overwatch pro Sinatraa has announced leaving the game for Valorant pastures and the Sentinel esports organisation.
Jay 'Sinatraa' Won just so happens to be 2019's Overwatch World Cup champion and the reigning Overwatch League MVP, so he's definitely leaving on a high note.
He's stuck with the San Francisco Shock for the entirety of his competitive Overwatch League career, playing his last match for them against the Los Angeles Valiant at the end of March.
Sinatraa tweeted out the news himself, after which the Shock and Sentinels followed, the latter being his new home for Valorant. The Sentinels have quite a reputable roster for most of the esports leagues, so Sinatra's colleagues are no slouches.
His Valorant sidekicks have been confirmed as Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan and Hunter 'SicK' Mims, both renowned CS:GO players, and Jared 'Zombs' Gitlin, who's already an Apex Legends veteran.
Sinatraa even gave a lengthy explanation saying, "straight up just lost passion for the game. idk what the real killer was for me but maybe it was 2-2-2 lock maybe it was bans im not sure ... i did not make this decision in 1 day it took a full month of non stop thinking every day and sleepless nights from being so stressed."
A representative of the Overwatch League confirmed the news to ESPN, stating, "We appreciate the great play and personality that Sinatraa brought to the community, we'll miss him, and we also wish him the best for the future."
Riot Games did say that there's overwhelming interest in Valorant's esports future , which isn't surprising given the studio's track record with League of Legends, and now we see they definitely weren't kidding.