Less than a month after taking the throne at Valorant Champions 2022, Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi decided to leave LOUD to join the Sentinels and since then has led to a series of threatening messages from the Brazilian fan community.
Sacy is set to begin a new chapter in her career, after joining the North American giants Sentinels with fellow countryman and LOUD teammate Bryan “pANcada” Luna. The move comes from a successful year for LOUD that culminated in a world championship in Istanbul after reaching the final of VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters – Reykjavík earlier in the season.
Sacy and pANcada right after being crowned Valorant Champions 2022
Joining the Sentinels gave Sacy the opportunity to fulfill his dream of playing for an international team, but his decision was not warmly received and supported by some fans of the Brazilian community. In a Twitter thread, Sacy couldn’t help but express surprise at the number of hate comments he’s received since leaving LOUD.
“I think I’ll never understand the hate I’ve been receiving from the very people who used to be our fans. I’ve never said anything about this before. People who have been following my career since the beginning know about my dream and i am very grateful for the support i have received from everyone In the year 2021 i have turned down many attractive offers from teams from outside the region just to stay in Brazil because at that time I was convinced that I could win the world championship with LOUD I chose to wear the LOUD shirt with the ‘project’ that I worked with Saadhak was very passionate, remember this was just one of the many options we had at the time. We ended up conquering the world together. I understand that people can feel sad (because of the decision). plan to move to Sentinels) but why is everyone hating on us after trying our best? I’m really disappointed about this.”, the 25-year-old player heart.
Sacy will make her Sentinels debut in the kick-off tournament for VCT 2023, where all 30 teams have qualified to become VCT’s “partners”. For Sacy and the other Brazilian players present at this event, they will have a very special feeling as it will take place at “home” São Paulo. As the Sentinels look to return to the top team after a disappointing year, Sacy says he’s “very much looking forward” to seeing what 2023 will bring.
“I have a very strong squad by my side, a new challenge in my career when it comes to communicating in English. I’m really living my childhood dream,” said Sacy. “I’m so grateful for everything we’ve been through this year and I wish nothing but success for the old teammates who have been with me.”