Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro of Cloud9 participates in a post match press conference at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN Groups Stage on February 14, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Zellsis re-joins Sentinels after leaving Cloud9

By George Geddes


Sep 14, 2023

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North American Valorant player Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro has re-joined his former team Sentinels following his release from Cloud9, it was announced today.

At the time of publication, Zellsis has joined the team as the sixth player and will, therefore, not be on the starting lineup, understands. But this could change prior to the start of the season next year since there are several months before the 2024 Valorant Champions Tour begins.

Zellsis skyrocketed in popularity under the Sentinels brand when he joined the roster alongside Michael “shroud” Grzesiek for the VCT last-chance qualifier in 2022. At the time, everybody had their eyes on Sentinels from across the esports ecosystem since they signed one of the biggest streamers in the world.

Zellsis joins Sentinels after a stint with Cloud9

Zellsis has joined Sentinels following his year-long stint with fellow North American organization Cloud9. He played in the VCT Americas league this year but failed to win a championship under the brand.

Cloud9 was unable to qualify for a major international tournament this year outside of the VCT LOCK//IN event held in Brazil at the start of the year, where all 30 partnered teams were invited by developers and tournament organizers Riot Games.

Cloud9 had an incredible regular split during the VCT Americas league, finishing with an 8-1 record equal to LOUD. With qualification for Playoffs secured, Cloud9 looked to be one of the favorites to win the event.

But Cloud9 faltered and was unable to qualify directly for VCT Masters Tokyo with a fourth-place finish in the playoffs. Cloud9 was defeated by Evil Geniuses and NRG, which ended the team’s run in the tournament.

But Zellsis has returned to Sentinels, which equally failed to qualify for a major tournament this year. The team will look to change its fortunes with a new in-game leader in Mohamed “JohnQT” Amine Ouarid, who led M80 to the grand final of the VCT Ascension tournament earlier this year.