Sentinels’ Zombs Reveal Pro Valorant Retirement: “Not Worth It To Me Anymore”

published, 2022-11-25t11:13:33

Updates, 2022-11-25T11:17:00

Sentinels’ inactive Valorant player Jared ‘Zombs’ Gitlin has indicated he has no plans to compete anymore, stating he has “better” opportunities.

Zombs has been on the bench for the Sentinels since April 2022, when the North American giants decided to shake things up after a poor start to the year and signed Erik ‘Kanpeki’ Xu from Erikoo.

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With all 10 VCT America partner teams already announcing their rosters for 2023 (including the Sentinels, who signed Gustavo ‘Sassy’ Rossi, Brian ‘Pancada’ Luna, and Rory ‘Deaf’ Jackson, while Hunter bringing back ‘Sick’ Mims as their sixth player), a move to the Challengers team has been suggested as a possible destination for the Zombs.

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Valorant VCT Masters Sentinels WinColin Young-Wolfe, Riot Games

VCT Masters in 2021: Zombs was a key part of the Sentinels team that won Reykjavik

However, in a November 24 livestream, the 24-year-old revealed that, while he was indeed considering putting together a team, he has decided to stop playing competitively as he finds himself leaving the Sentinels. Do not see

“I was screaming for a week,” he said. “The team I was building had some potential and we had some potential organizations interested. But then I went to Los Angeles, I talked to the owner of SEN, and now I never want to leave SEN. I am living at SEN.

“I’ve been on SEN since the beginning because he had like zero followers. I’m not going to compete again. It doesn’t suit me anymore. I have opportunities that are better for the future.”

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a strong connection with the watchdog

Zombs joined Sentinels in 2019 as an Apex Legends player after retiring from Overwatch. He earned nearly $60,000 in prize money in battle royale titles over the next 12 months and switched to Valorant after the game’s release.

He enjoyed more success as part of the Valorant team of Sentinels, which dominated the North American scene in 2020 and also won the sport’s first international event, the VCT 2021 Stage 2 Masters Reykjavik.

Zombs playing Apex Legends for Sentinelssentinel

Zombs joins Sentinels in 2021 as Apex Legends player

But in 2022, the Sentinels lost their spot at the top of the game. They could not qualify for any international events, leading to a major reshuffle of the team at the end of the season.

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Like many other professional players, Zombs admitted that he had become disillusioned with life in e-sports.

“Playing pro video games is not what everyone thinks it is,” he said. “You have to realize how impossible it is to have a whole team of five people together. It’s like one in a million. Every team has a lot of problems all the time. Most of the time you don’t even get paid till that point. Where it is worth grinding years of your life.

“Esports is like the Wild West. Everyone is fucking everyone else.

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