Jay “Sinatraa” Won suspended by Sentinels after abuse allegations

Jay "Sinatraa" Won. WIKIMEDIACOMMONS/PLAYOVERWATCH

Los Angeles-based esports organization Sentinels has suspended star player Jay “Sinatraa” Won in the wake of abuse allegations from a former girlfriend.

In a Twitter post, the Sentinel VALORANT team wrote the following:

“We are aware of the current situation regarding Jay “Sinatraa” Won and have launched an investigation internally. While the investigation is pending, he is suspended from the team.

“We will provide a further update once the investigation has concluded.”

Sinatraa has been accused of sexual abuse by ex-girlfriend Cleo “cleOh” Hernandez. In an extended Word document posted on her Twitter, Hernandez said that she lived in “constant fear” over the course of their relationship.

That document includes audio files from their time together, as well as text-message screenshots and Discord conversations. It also suggests that Hernandez was selective in what she chose to reveal in her statement.

“If I included everything, this document would be over 15 pages long,” she notes.

Won has yet to respond to the allegations of Hernandez, and has not been charged with any crimes.

Won has long been one of the most prominent faces in esports. The American esports athlete first rose to prominence in the Overwatch League. Piling up career earnings of over US$400,000, the famously vocal player led the San Francisco Shock to an OL championship in 2019.

In announcing his departure from Overwatch last year, Won noted that he had “straight up just lost passion for the game”.

Suspended star player Jay “Sinatraa” Won decided to make the jump to Riot Games’ breakout first-person shooter game VALORANT. He was then signed by Sentinels.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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