Going into Saturday’s NA VCT Stage Two matches, Sentinels fans were hoping for a win against the 2022 Masters Reykjavík champions OpTic, with the team barely hanging on to hope of advancing out of groups.
Unfortunately, barely two hours before the scheduled start time, Sentinels announced that they would be having Rawkus and Dani come in as emergency roster substitutes. The team went on to lose to OpTic 2-0, giving them an overall record of 0-3 in the group stage.
“It feels like everything that could go wrong is going wrong for them right now,” caster Smix said on the broadcast.
The match started off on OpTic’s map pick, Fracture. OpTic went with a standard composition, only moving yay onto Chamber, while Sentinels were forced to change up their roles due to the last-minute roster changes. Kanpeki shifted to duelist, throwing it back to Neon’s release when he was one of the best players on the agent in NA. Despite some clutch plays from coach Rawkus (who also currently has COVID) and Kanpeki’s expertise on Neon, Sentinels lost the map 13-5.
After OpTic’s dominance on the first map, the teams moved to Sentinels’ map pick, Bind. The map started off with a pistol round that would end with Marved taking a knife fight against dapr.