Sinatraa Valorant suspension

sinatraa’s Valorant esports suspension is over, but what’s next?

By Olivia Richman


Sep 10, 2021

Reading time: 2 min

Valorant star Jay “sinatraa” Won is no longer suspended from Valorant esports.

sinatraa received a six-month suspension in May following sexual assault allegations made against him by his ex-girlfriend, Cleo Hernandez. Hernandez opened up about her negative experiences with her ex-boyfriend, claiming emotional and sexual abuse during their time together. These allegations included screenshots and audio recordings.

Riot Games opened up an investigation into the allegations. This resulted in a six-month suspension after sinatraa failed to “fully cooperate” with the investigation. The young gamer had promised proof of his innocence, which he ultimately never produced. Riot Games ultimately decided to suspend him from official Valorant competitions.

While sinatraa still streamed on Twitch, fans were wondering about his return to the competitive scene. Now that the six-month suspension is over, sinatraa is free to compete once again.

Will sinatraa compete in Valorant esports again?

sinatraa has yet to make any comment about his suspension coming to an end. This has left fans curious about his competitive career.

During the investigation, sinatraa was benched from Sentinels’ Valorant roster and was replaced by Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, who cemented himself as a key member of the team and helped the team win the first major Valorant championship at VCT Masters Reykjavic.

sinatraa is still part of Sentinels, which means he could end up back on the active roster for upcoming events, but Sentinels may not be the only ones who want to be a part of his return to Valorant’s esports scene. According to Upcomer’s George Geddes, there’s “plenty of interest” in the player.

Geddes didn’t mention any organizations in particular, but fans immediately started speculating where he will end up. sinatraa was a highly decorated player in the Overwatch League before transitioning to Valorant, and looked ready to add to his legacy after making the switch.

For now, fans will have to wait and see what sinatraa does if he met the terms of his suspension.