Former pro Lane “Surefour” Roberts has left Overwatch behind and joined the Sentinels as a Valorant Content Creator.
Surefour is best known for its epic Overwatch League strata on the Los Angeles Gladiators. He played for the Toronto Defiant most recently, but was split from the team last season. Fans speculated where he might land, but he seems to have jumped over to Valorant.
The decision to move to Valorant comes after Surefour announced that he was taking a break from competing in the OWL.
He said he wasn’t “in a great state of mind” because of what he had been through in the OWL for three seasons, and he thought it was best to take a break. By signing up as a content creator with the Sentinels, it is not clear whether Surefour will ever return to competitive Overwatch.
Surefour leaves behind a legendary Overwatch career
During and after his Overwatch league career, Surefour had amassed a huge following on Twitch. He’s always been a fan favorite, especially after the “Great Bamboozle” of 2018, when Surefour tricked the enemy team by waiting in the starting area as Brigitte, only to switch to Widowmaker to surprise the enemy who was looking in the other direction. He also won first place in OWL‘s first ever Widowmaker one on one competition.
Sentinels is an organization that hosts teams in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends and Halo, among others. With all of their active rosters apparently settled, the organization is going to focus on bringing attention to the content creators that it signs.
Will ever return to Overwatch?
Based on a statement made by Sentinels Director of Esports Charlie Lipsie, Surefour’s return to Overwatch is uncertain. While Surefour said he was taking a break for the fourth season of OWL, Lipsie’s statement indicates that Surefour may have entered into a multi-year contract.
“Adding Surefour to our content creation marks the next step in continuing to build Sentinels for the future. We are convinced that his personality will shine like a member of Sentinels for years to come.” Lipsie said in a press release.
Jay “Sinatraa” Won is already on the Sentinels’ Valorant roster, who left the OWL in the middle of the season last year to play Valorant competitively.