Sentinels' decisive move to sign up Johnqt as IGL might be the game-changing strategy that reshapes the Valorant esports squad and leads Sentinels back to the top
Sentinels, one of the most renowned esports organizations in North America, has made a significant move to strengthen their Valorant roster. According to @anonimotum, they have reached a verbal agreement with Moroccan player Mouhamed “johnqt” Ouarid to become their new In-Game Leader (IGL).
Sources: Sentinels 🇺🇸 has reached a verbal agreement with Johnqt 🇲🇦 to be its new IGL.
The M80 🇺🇸 player will leave the organization to make his debut in VCT America.
— Alejandro Gomis (@anonimotum) September 11, 2023
Mouhamed, who previously played for M80, has swiftly risen to prominence within the Valorant competitive scene. His impressive skills and leadership abilities have caught the attention of Sentinels, who have been actively searching for a new in-game leader to enhance their team dynamics.
Johnqt's Journey to Prominence
Before joining Sentinels, Mouhamed's journey in Valorant was characterized by dedication and determination. Born in Morocco, he initially had to rely on streams and impressions to gauge whether Valorant would become his primary game. The absence of a Closed Beta in his home region made his decision even more challenging.
However, his perseverance paid off when Riot Games announced their commitment to supporting the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. This development ignited his excitement, and he decided to transition from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where he had represented Morocco while playing in South Africa for team Viboras.
One of the key turning points in his career was his shift from the “clutch” role to the Duelist role. He recognized the carry potential of Duelists for climbing the leaderboards as a solo queue player. This strategic adaptation demonstrated his flexibility and adaptability in the game.
Mouhamed's presence in the Valorant competitive scene was further solidified when he briefly played in First Strike before having to leave for his studies in Montreal. While focusing on his university education, he continued to grind the leaderboards, using them as a measuring stick for his progress as a Valorant player.
A Rising Star in the MENA Region
Johnqt's hard work and dedication eventually paid off when he earned a spot among the most prominent names in the Valorant scene after Act I of Valorant's leaderboard standings had locked. This achievement brought him recognition from the gaming community and his home country of Morocco.
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
An M80 VALORANT Ascension documentary. pic.twitter.com/1Pp6ZilfMM
— M80 (@M80gg) July 28, 2023
Morocco, like many other Arab countries, has a burgeoning esports scene with a scarcity of famous or well-known players. Therefore, every achievement by a player like he is celebrated and acknowledged across the region, from Morocco to Jordan and beyond.
Sentinels' Pursuit of Excellence
A force in Valorant esports since April 2020, this esports organization gained recognition with star signings like Jay “sinatraa” Won, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, and Hunter “SicK” Mims. Their roster expanded to include Michael “dapr” Gulino and Tyson “TenZ” Ngo. Their pinnacle moment arrived with a flawless victory at VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík, solidifying their global status.
Recently, they've made significant roster changes and partnered with Riot Games for Valorant Champions Tour Americas League 2023, showcasing their commitment to excellence. With Mouhamed as the new In-Game Leader, the team is primed to reinforce their Valorant dominance. He brings a unique blend of skills, leadership, and adaptability, promising an exciting journey in VCT America.
As Sentinels continues to refine their lineup and strategy, Valorant fans eagerly await the synergy between Johnqt and his teammates as they chase victory in the Valorant Champions Tour. Stay tuned for updates on their pursuit of glory in VCT America.