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Jay “Sinatraa” Won, nicknamed the “LeBron James” of the Overwatch League and is now a pro Valorant player, is back after being suspended after being charged with sexual assault.
Sinatraa took to Twitter to announce his return to competitive play on Tuesday (April 12). In a tweet, the former Overwatch League MVP wrote, “It’s been a year since I was forced to take a step back from competitive play. During this period, I learned a lot about myself and grew as a person. I am now ready for a return to competitive play and will begin tryouts this week.
Last year, the famous esports star had his controller cut off by his Valorant team, the Sentinels, who slapped him with a six-month suspension due to sexual assault allegations. and refusal to cooperate with the investigation. Sinatraa is currently a free agent but has expressed his desire to return to the Los Angeles Sentinels, and it looks like he will. According to Esports point and ComingSinatraa could replace Jared “zombies” Gitlin, who has been noticeably absent from the Sentinels.
Sinatraa was accused by his ex-girlfriend of sexual assault a year ago. She details the abuse she suffered during their nine-month relationship. She even shared an audio file of Sinatraa continuing to have sex with her despite telling him no multiple times. The Sentinels acted quickly, suspending him after the news broke in March 2021. Two months later, Riot Games suspended him for six months after conducting their own investigation for “not fully cooperating”.
The news of his return was enthusiastically received by professional NRG streamers. Flexinja and veiled. This is where the love ends as many are unhappy with his return as the allegations still hang over his head.
“sinatraathe whole situation makes me so sick. the amount of PUBLIC SUPPORT people in the valiant scene have shown him is disgusting. ppl acted like they didn’t see a full video of cleo’s sa she was lying. like she’s not saying continuing the investigation makes her suicidal,” one Twitter user wrote.
She is not alone. You can see more reactions to Sinatraa’s return in the gallery below.
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