The reason why sentinels lost to NV is simple. they’ve become predictable. They rarely use any strategy like lineups and agent combination I get it that’s not how they play but still valorant is not all based on being mechanically skilled and literally everyone in sentinels got some god like aim but they legit still play like they’re in Iceland for example. On haven, zombs/Dapr play back site and sometimes Dapr play on b site and Tenz is always on A unless they lose on A site defending Tenz would switch to another site (maybe C). Shazam is always rotating between A-C. Same executes. While observing the matches today they lost all C defend round because enemy team just know where they’re. Also I just don’t get why sick is still playing Phoenix in garage literally everyone in the world knows he likes playing garage and they’ve found a way to counter it. Anyways that’s just one example when I watch them play it’s like 80% the same as when they play in Iceland. Nothing changed same agents, poor executions, no strat. I know there’s going to be a comment saying that every team in the world is hard analyzing sentinels every game blah blah if that’s the case sentinels needs to be prepared and change their plays. Let excuses be excuses.
EDIT: I’m going to be straightforward with this. Sentinels could’ve lost way earlier on haven map vs Envy if Tenz didn’t carry it to ot . And sentinels is known for their haven maps. It just felt like sentinels was falling apart and the enemy just knew what they were up to yet they changed nothing still playing like normal everyone was just doing their own things, nothing was synchronized, they were baiting each other even on split map it was the same . Sentinels is also known for being an aggressive team but from today’s match I can see that enemy team arent scared of challenge peeking sentinels, if sentinels don’t find a way to change their play style and change their Agents this will be fr downfall of sentinels