After the Sentinels' LCQ match against The Guard, Shroud said he would like to compete in the VALORANT Champions Tour's third year.
Shroud returned to the game after a five-year break with the Sentinels in an effort to qualify for VALORANT Champions at the end of the year. For shroud, the idea of returning wasn't something that he thought about, it was more a spur-of-the-moment thing.
According to Dot Esports, it's all about franchising. We don't know much about franchising, but the rumors say it might be in Los Angeles. I feel like that's a good guess because League of Legends is there and their whole headquarters is there, so why not keep it there? If that happens, I'd love to play because that's where I live.
Riot Games has announced that it will franchise VALORANT in 2023 in order to create combined leagues. Each region will have a limited number of teams competing within them, but until then, little is known about what competitive VALORANT will be like.
Dozens of teams in North America have applied for franchising, many of whom have been denied access or publicly disbanded their teams. Sentinels is one of the many top-tier organizations whose status for 2023 is still unknown. According to shroud, he would like to compete next year, particularly if it is in Los Angeles.