After quitting the competitive scene and shifting to full-time streaming, TenZ joined Sentinels on loan with an option for a potential buyout back in April 2021. TenZ replaced Jay "Sinatraa" Won as he was removed from the team due to sexual allegations made by his former girlfriend. Since then, TenZ and Sentinels have been absolutely obliterating their opponents from NA and the rest of the world too. They won the first-ever Valorant LAN major- VCT Masters 2: Reykjavík without even dropping a single map and TenZ was arguably the best player of the tournament.
It won't be surprising that Sentinels might want to buy him as he was one of the key reasons of their success in VCT Masters 2. After the tournament ended, CEO of Cloud9, Jack Etienne tweeted a Gif saying "money in the bank" suggesting the potential buyout of TenZ.
Later on, Jack Etienne cleared that the deal was done before VCT Masters 2 so the TenZ and Sentinels could play without having the fear of being left with just 4 players again and TenZ forced to leave Sentinels because of his contract.
It's safe to say that from now on, TenZ and Sentinels will be under immense pressure of performing well as the money that Sentinels had to pay for TenZ must have cost them dearly and they have to make it worth it.