Rohith KR, CEO of the Indian organization Gods Reign, made an “open offer” on Twitter to sign Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won on a one-year contract. A total of $144,000 USD was offered to the North American player through a public tweet.
Rohit further clarified that sinatraa would receive 30% of his annual salary up front, excluding services like health insurance, travel, and hospitality.
Following abuse claims made by ex-girlfriend Cleo “cle0h” Hernandez in 2021, sinatraa was moved to the Sentinels’ bench. Sentinels had to replace sinatraa with Tyson “TenZ” Ngo when he was banned from every VCT competition.
However, sinatraa declared his comeback to competition in April 2022, stating that he wanted to play Valorant at the professional level for the Sentinels again.
In the past there have been several top tier organizations who tried to sign him in but failed due to the stigma of the lawsuit which revolved around him.
Teaming up with former Sentinels teammate Jared “zombs” Gitlin, former OpTic star Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen, and streamer duo Connor “PROD” Moran and Coby “dizzy” Meadows, sinatraa competed in the last-chance qualifier for NA Valorant Challengers as a member of UNTAMABLE BEASTS.
Despite being unfazed by their loss to Nearest Airport in the qualifier’s double-elimination round, the team still managed to place 13th through 16th.
His popularity persists despite being out of competition since March 2021, when he was left out by Sentinels.
Gods Reign is an Indian organization that was established in 2018, headquartered in Bangalore.
They are majorly known for their PUBG Mobile Squad who rose to prominence back in 2019.
Currently Gods Reign aims to qualify for the Pacific Ascension League Tournament. They ventured into Valorant in October 2022 and finished third at the Penta Pro Series which was a part of the Riot’s off-season Asian circuit.
Sinatraa is yet to acknowledge this offer from Gods Reign. Whether sinatraa’s return is for real this time can only be determined by the passage of time.
The interest that Indian organizations have shown in the human resources of North America is not a recent phenomenon. Jordan ‘AYRIN’ He, a former member of XSET who competed in the VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen and the Valorant Champions 2022, was recently brought on by Global Esports, one of the ten partner teams in the Pacific international league.
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