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Riot has banned Valorant’s top gamer Nisay for 12 months on grounds of cheating. Beşiktaş Esports has terminated his contract as well.
What can the use of third-party software do to a player you ask? Valorant’s top EU player learnt this the hard way. He now stares at a 12-month ban on doing exactly the same.
Riot games has banned player Yasin ‘Nisay’ Gök for a period of 12 months from participating in Valorant games as a part of his team Beşiktaş Esports. Following an official investigation, his contract was also terminated.
Riot had its eyes on Nisay for a while and post cheating allegations on the player he was de-ranked from Radiant to Immortal. This was apparently a precursor to more stringent measures against the top player, which culminated in today’s announcement.
The former Valorant player has challenged Riot’s decision, claiming innocence. Riot Games and the official Turkish VCT accounts are yet to respond to his claims even as his name has been struck off the leaderboard.
— Yasin Gök (@nisayFPS) February 4, 2021
Twitter’s Anti-cheat Police Department account confirmed this news. It independently verifies cheating claims across Valorant games for ranked and professional players.
Blaming community pressure for this hasty act by Riot, Nisay mentioned that if the developers had found any solid evidence against him, his ban would have been permanent.
He further claims that his account has not been banned from normal play. This is the regular course of action once a cheater is banned by Riot’s Vanguard anti-cheat system.
Many claimed the measure to be arbitrary and outright invasive. However, what cannot be denied is that Valorant has managed to ensure zero frauds in many of its events after this rule was implemented.
A chink in Valorant’s anti-cheat armour however, is the fact that Indian pro Valorant had banned Indian gamer Xhade permanently a few days back on similar grounds of cheating in a ranked game.
Nisay seems lucky to evade a perma-ban, but this disproportionate judgement does leave questions unanswered.
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