Sentinels superstar duelist Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, arguably the best Valorant player in the world right now, rued the missed opportunity to compete against Team Secret in the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: Masters-Berlin, Tuesday.
In a post-match interview after their 2-0 win over F4Q last Wednesday, the 20-year-old Canadian pro lamented the missed chance of going up against the Filipino squad – who missed the chance to compete in the Masters no thanks to visa issues.
“I’m really sorry to hear about what happened to you guys. It really sucks,” rued the former CS:GO pro.
“I really would’ve enjoyed competing against you guys and play against you guys in some matches. Obviously, it’s really fun to play against teams of all styles and I’m sure you guys would’ve brought some exciting things. So, see you next event.”.
Bren Esports, whose players are now under Team Secret, topped the VCT 2021: Southeast Asia Stage 3 Challengers, was cut by Riot a week before the Masters after failing to secure the necessary travel visas.
The team was grouped with Sentinels, G2 Esports, and F4Q in Group D. But with Bren Esports missing the cut, Riot decided to change the format to a double round-robin with the top two squads advancing to the eight-team elimination stage.
Sentinels are unblemished at the top of Group D after dispatching G2 Esports and F4Q with ease.
With their Southeast Asian counterpart left behind, Paper Rex — Bren Esports’ toughest competitor and closest ally in the tourney — also made a heartfelt gesture to honor the best SEA team.
On Saturday midnight, the Singaporean squad posted a picture holding the Philippine flag in the streets of journey with the caption: “You’re here with us in spirit.”
— Paper Rex | #VALORANTMasters Berlin (@pprxteam) September 10, 2021