According to Zellsis, the Sentinels VALORANT roster will begin in 2023.
Zellsis announced that he will continue playing with the Sentinels next year following the Sentinels' debuts for both Zellsis and Counter-Strike star turned VALORANT rookie Michael Shroud Grzesiek in the NA Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).
Im permanently with the Sentinels right now, according to a post-match statement. He will be on the starting roster next year, assuming Sentinels acquires a partnered slot in the 2023 VCT Americas league.
Oh, you thought we were done?We have acquired @Zellsis for the Sentinels Valorant roster pic.twitter.com/l5FC4SiMCU
Zellsis was signed by Version1 earlier this month, ahead of Sentinels' upcoming LCQ appearance. This move came just days after Shroud's stunning acquisition. Till now, Zellsis' status with Sentinels as a full-time member or as a stand-in was unknown, with previous organization Version1 saying he would join the Sentinels for the rest of the 2022 season.
Zellsis joined the Sentinels at boot camp in preparation for the LCQ, and said the camp was the most fun he's ever had and that he really enjoys playing with his new teammates.
The Sentinels' first game at the NA LCQ was beaten by Icebox, who then lost 2-0. Zellsis agreed that the team should have beaten them 2-0, but also acknowledged Shroud's effort that the current Sentinels roster is still a two-week old team.
The Sentinels' next scheduled VALORANT match in the NA Last Chance Qualifier is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 at 6pm CT, in the lower bracket.