Riot Games has made an official decision to remove T1 from the Valorant tournament for violating the competition rules.
Recently, T1’s Valorant team was accused by TSM team members of cheating in the match at the VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers 1 Open Qualifier.
According to TSM Subroza and other team members, the T1 head coach spoke during the match on Split map. After discovering this, TSM accused T1 of the coach talking to the members for the entire duration of the match. The tactical help from the coach plus the ping difference is said to be the main reason for TSM’s loss.
“I’m playing against a team whose coach is texting and most likely chatting with them mid game, gg 6v5.” – TSM Subroza posted on Twitter.
According to Riot Games competition rules, Valorant coaches are allowed to talk to players during breaks and between matches. However, during the match, it is absolutely forbidden to talk because it affects the competitiveness of the match.
Immediately after the match, TSM members’ Twitters were filled with statuses showing discomfort about the match against T1 and received mixed opinions. So TSM Subroza shared that: “Tweeting about what is happening is not to make an impression, but to make a change. Want us to shut up and embrace our defeat? Ok, we’ll do that and stream.”
After this incident happened, Riot Games has issued an official response to T1’s removal from the tournament. Currently, although the community still has mixed opinions about whether or not the T1 coach really helps the T1 members during the match, the fact is that the coach communicated during the match and violated it. Riot Games’ competition rules.
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