2021 is a great year for Valorant. We get regular content updates, balance changes, and the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) is an enjoyable experience. Riot Games has laid the groundwork for the Valorant e-sports in 2021, and VCT is about to get bigger in 2022. But at least there are some frustrating moments. From the match-fixing scandal to money laundering, there were crazy controversies that surprised and shocked everyone.
Riot Games Competition Verdict on Vivo Keyd in Champions
Riot Games launched a rivalry after the team used a Cypher exploit that allowed the agent’s camera to be immune to damage. The fact that the exploit is even used at an event like Valorant Champions is appalling. In fact, this exploit has been punished in the past as well as it happened in the VCT match between X10 and Giants. But anyway, Vivo Keyd used this exploit, and Riot Games was quick to issue some penalties.
Riot Games has decided to award the overall wins to any instance where Vivo Keyd uses Cypher mining. In the end, it revised the final score to 13-9 in favor of Acend but a section of the community was not happy about that. Riot then reverted to its verdict and let both teams rematch with Acend to get the score advantage. Keyd narrowly won the match, but Acend narrowly managed to win the match. The community has been divided over Riot Games’ decision, and Keyd winning the round could make things even worse.
In the future, there will need to be well-defined formal rules for such cases and a need to be more definitive with its decisions.
Turkey’s Money Laundering Scandal
Something almost unbelievable happens at the end of 2021 with many Turkish Valorant experts involved in the situation. Some Twitch streamers have been sent large amounts of bits, which is a digital currency that can be encoded for real currency.
Even the world champion team Acend is not without controversy. Its star player Mehmet Yağız “CNed” İpek has also and unknowingly become a part of it. He clarified his involvement and so did several other Valorant experts. The scandal is so big that it even and the government is taking measures to strengthen control of money laundering in the country.
Match-fixing scandal in e-sports Valorant in Southeast Asia
Former players from Team Resurgence, an e-sports organization based in Singapore, were caught manipulating the results of Valorant matches and Riot Games issued a competition judgment in April 2021. Some of the players involved have been banned until April 2024 and the incident once again highlights the presence of gambling and match-fixing in e-sports.
Immediately following the ruling, AFK Gaming spoke with WePlay Esports head of esports, Eugene Luchianenco, who. While match-fixing isn’t as common in first-tier scenes, it is something that has a profound effect on smaller competition scenes. Publishers, tournament organizers, and the community need to work together to solve the problem not just in Valorant, but in all of esports. Riot needs to build an ecosystem where players are not encouraged to turn to match-fixing. In particular, Valorant needs to build secondary and tertiary ecosystems where organizers can help players showcase their skills.
Toxic fandom in Champions
Regional rivalry exists in most esports titles, and there’s too much controversy going on in Valorant Champions. Brazil’s FURIA Esports looked like they had an advantage over the Sentinels in one of the first Valorant Champions matches and a so-called technical pause angered FURIA fans.
Fans sent harsh messages to Sentinels IGL (In-Game Leader) Shahzeb “Shah Zam” Khan for a technical error. Khan killed and didn’t fire but his teammate is Jared “zombs” Gitlin fanned the flames by retaliating on Twitter. It resulted in FURIA fans sending hateful and personal death threats to anyone who got in the way, angry fans and Sentinels had to take the ultimate internet abuse.
Brazilian CS:GO legend, Gabriel “Fall” Toledo helped calm the situation by going out “We need to change, especially the Brazilian gaming community, from threatening and trying to make the opponent feel ‘fearful’ to punishing something we’ve done and we don’t like that. This is by no means a reflection of our nature as human beings. “
Despite the controversy, 2021 is going to be a great year for Valorant and with VCT kicking off in early 2022, the community will look forward to a season that showcases integrity in esports alongside the likes of Valorant. delivering a breathtaking competitive viewing experience for fans.
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