Sentinels launches fan platform SEN Society

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North American esports organisation Sentinels has announced the creation of a subscription-based fan engagement platform called Sen Society.

The platform will host content created by the organisation as well as include special merchandise drops, digital offers and in-person activations. SEN Society membership costs $5 (£4) per month.

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Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo, one of the organisation’s VALORANT players, presented the new fan platform in a video shared on the Sen Society website. TenZ detailed that the fan club was conceived to provide more content to fans that might not be suitable for social media platforms like Twitter or Instagram. This includes bloopers and behind-the-scenes recordings.

There is also a chance to be in Sentinels content, fan graphic packs, opportunities to participate in Q&A sessions with players and staff, as well as other benefits.

Sentinels are widely known within the VALORANT esports ecosystem, with its roster winning 2021’s VCT Stage 2 Masters in Reykjavik, Iceland. Sentinels are a partner team for the VCT Americas in VALORANT. Apart from VALORANT, the organisation also fields teams in Halo and Apex Legends.

Prior to its rebranding in 2018, Sentinals competed in esports under Phoenix1.

The platform requires membership to access most features, including the shop. In the reveal video, TenZ did note that every member will have the opportunity to access exclusive merchandise items, with the first one being a set of pins for the first fans that become members on the platform. The organisation did not mention any future merchandise drops.

Every member will get a physical membership card that allows for merchandise discounts for in-person sales at events and access to meet and greets at certain events. More perks of the membership card will be announced soon.

The launch of SEN Society comes shortly after Sentinels secured a partnership with Influencer-owned North American custom PC company Starforge Systems.

Ivan Šimić

Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.

Halo Invitational and IEM set to take place at DreamHack Dallas

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Esports festival and tournament organiser DreamHack has unveiled its slate of esports events taking place at DreamHack Dallas in June.

DreamHack Dallas will feature CS:GO’s ESL Impact Dallas Finals and Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 events, as well as a Halo Invitational and Rocket Clash, an all-women Rocket League tournament. The tournaments will take place between June 2nd and June 4th, 2023.

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DreamHack Dallas is the latest event in the DreamHack gaming and esports ‘festival’ circuit. Set to take place in Dallas, Texas in June, the event will host a large-scale public LAN party, cosplay contests, arcade cabinet competitions and more. There will also be tournaments in fighting games, collegiate and women’s Rocket League, as well as a chance for visitors to try out Counter-Strike 2.

The IEM Dallas will see 16 top CS:GO teams compete for a total of $250,000 (~£200,000) and a chance to qualify for IEM Cologne 2023. In addition, a win will count towards the Intel Grand Slam race, which recently restarted following FaZe Clan’s victory.

For Halo fans, DreamHack will host one of two Halo Championship Series Global Invitationals, a tournament that will see 16 top teams from four regions compete for a $125,000 (~100,000) prize pool.

The eight best women’s CS:GO teams will also compete at the ESL Impact Dallas Finals, a $123,000 (~£99,000) tournament whose winner will be crowned the champion of ESL Impact Season 3.

Another large prize pool is reserved for Fortnite. The $250,000 (~£200,000) tournament is open to all interested ticket holders and will be similar to the DreamHack San Diego Fortnite tournament. The best-placed teams will get the chance to participate in the Gamers8 tournament in Saudi Arabia later this year.

DreamHack Dallas is a part of the 12-event series of DreamHack events around the world. The event will be preceded by DreamHack Japan and followed by DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden and DreamHack Valencia in Spain.

Ivan Šimić

Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.