Jay “Sinatraa” Won, reigning Overwatch MVP and 2019 Overwatch World Cup champion, has retired from the Overwatch League and has joined the Sentinels VALORANT team as first reported by ESPN.
The 20 year old was a flex DPS player for the San Francisco Shock and brought them a championship in Season 2 of the Overwatch League.
In a TwiterLonger post the now-retired Overwatch pro cited losing passion for the game as his main reason for retiring.
He also apologies to his fans and goes on to leave a personal message to each of his teammates in the post.
After the announcement, Sinatraa took to his stream to respond to fan questions and explain his decision in detail. He said 2-2-2 lock along with the Overwatch League going online, because of the coronavirus, were the two biggest factors in his decision to retire.
“The thing that held me was playing for the fans, playing in front of people,” Sinatraa said.
Sinatraa is the first Overwatch pro to switch to VALORANT. With games popularity, along with the Overwatch Leagues constant criticism from fans and experts, he may not be the only one.
He will be joined by Jared “Zombs” Gitlin, who previously competed under the Sentinels organization as an Apex Legends player, along with Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan and Hunter “SicK” Mims, both are Counter Strike: Global Offensive veterans.
Sinatraa is no stranger to shooters like VALORANT. He played CS:GO online before he made his splash into Overwatch. He has also said that his idol in esports is Jake “Stewie2K” Yip.