Sentinels Valorant player Gustavo ‘Sacy’ Rossi has opened up about the “hate” he has received from certain members of the Brazilian community since leaving LOUD.
Sacy is set to begin a new chapter in his career, having joined North American giants Sentinels alongside compatriot and LOUD teammate Bryan ‘pANcada’ Luna.
The move came after a dream year for LOUD that culminated in a world championship title in Istanbul after the team had already reached the final of the VCT Stage 1 Masters event in Reykjavík earlier in the season.
Joining Sentinels has given Sacy the opportunity to fulfill his dream of playing for an international team, but his decision has not been received well by some members of the Brazilian community. In a Twitter thread, Sacy could not help but express his shock at the number of hateful comments that he has received since leaving LOUD.
“I think I’ll never understand the hate that I got and that I still get sometimes,” he wrote. “I have never said anything about it. Those who follow my career from the beginning know about my dream, and I’m very grateful for the support I have received from many.
“I refused offers from foreign teams in 2021 to stay in Brazil because I was sure I would be able to win a world title with the team. I chose to represent LOUD with the project I assembled together with Saadhak, one of the many options that we had. I don’t regret anything. We conquered the world. I can understand sadness, but hate? That’s kind of sad.”
acho que nunca vou entender o hate que recebi, e que recebo as vezes até hojenunca comentei sobre, quem acompanha minha carreira desde o comeco sabe do meu sonho e sou muito grato pelo apoio que recebo de muitosrecusei propostas de times de fora (2021) para continuar no BR…— SEN Sacy (@sen_sacy) November 22, 2022
Sacy will make his Sentinels debut in the VCT 2023 Kickoff Tournament, which will feature all 30 VCT partner teams. For Sacy and the other Brazilian players in attendance, the event will have a very special feeling as it will take place in São Paulo.
As Sentinels look to return to the top after a disappointing year, Sacy said that he is “looking forward” to seeing what 2023 will bring.
“I have a very strong lineup by my side, a new challenge in my career because of the English language. I am literally living my childhood dream,” he said. “I am thankful for everything we went through this year, and I wish nothing but success to those who were with me.”
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