The Sentinels franchise has undergone a significant change to its Halo Infinite roster for the upcoming 2023 competitive season. The team has decided to build a new lineup around the veteran player, Tony “LethuL” Campbell Jr., who has been a mainstay in the team for over half a decade.
This change comes after three of LethuL’s teammates, Paul “SnakeBite” Duarte, Bradley “Frosty” Bergstrom, and Mathew “Royal2” Fiorante decided to move to FaZe Clan to join forces with Jonathan “Renegade” Willette. Sentinels has responded to this move by signing Tyler “Spartan” Ganza, Nick “KingNick” Panzella, and Kahari “Kuhlect” Miller to join LethuL on the franchise’s 2023 Halo roster.
The esports franchise unveiled the roster highlighting the new additions on its Twitter page. With the core of the roster being former FaZe players, the announcement caption was designated with a pun – “Unfazed.”
Spartan and KingNick have a history of playing together, having been teammates on eUnited. Last year, Spartan made the bold decision to bench himself on eUnited, ultimately leading to his move to FaZe over the former in-game leader Ryan “RyaNoob” Geddes’ attempts to replace KingNick. The two players re-united when KingNick was signed by FaZe prior to the World Championship. Now, Sentinels has chosen to keep the duo together as it heads into the 2023 season, owing to their consistent top-four finishes on both eUnited and FaZe rosters.
Kuhlect is a young and talented player who made a name for himself with a successful tenure at Esports Arena Red in February 2022, which earned him a spot on Spacestation Gaming’s roster in March. Although the team struggled to deliver consistent and promising results, the experience provided Kuhlect with the exposure and recognition needed to establish himself as a top player in Halo Infinite esports. He later joined Oxygen Esports in October and had a successful year, culminating in a top-six finish at the Halo World Championship.
The team will be coached by Kyle “Chiig” Lawson, eUnited’s former coach, who will reunite with Spartan and KingNick after the two left eUnited prior to the World Championship last year. The coach will have an opportunity to work with the duo again and help them continue their success in the new team.
Sentinels is counting on the leadership and experience of LethuL, a two-time Halo World Champion in 2016 and 2017, to guide the new roster to success in the upcoming 2023 season. The team had an inconsistent year in 2022 with the previous roster of SnakeBite, Frosty, and Royal2.
Despite winning the Kansas City Major, there were also some low points such as a top-six finish at the Halo World Championship, which was its worst result as a team since the roster was formed almost seven years ago. Sentinels is hoping that with LethuL’s guidance, the new roster will be able to overcome these challenges and find success in the upcoming season.
The new Sentinels roster will make its debut this weekend in Spacestation Gaming’s Spartan Showdown tournament. The tournament which has a $25,000 prize pool, will be live on the franchise’s Twitch channel.
This will be a great opportunity for fans to see the new roster in action and get a sense of the team’s chemistry and skill level. Sentinels is one of the most successful franchises in the Halo esports scene, and with the addition of Spartan, KingNick, and Kuhlect, it is looking to reclaim its spot at the top of the leaderboard.