‘Valorant’ coach suspended from tournament final over “offensive gesture”

Coach Rob ‘Robwiz’ Kennedy has missed the  Valorant Game Changers Championship final, after being banned from collaborating over an “offensive gesture.”

An announcement from Valorant Esports claims that on November 19, Kennedy – the coach of Shopify Rebellion GC – made an “offensive gesture” towards Cloud9 White’s gamers whereas on stage.

This breached rule 7.1.2 of the Global Competition Policy which states that coaches should “observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship at all times”.

The assertion went on to state that any behaviour that “disrespects and insults” gamers is a violation of requirements anticipated of coaches. Due to this “offensive gesture”
Kennedy was suspended from his subsequent match, which was performed yesterday (November 20) and likewise occurred to be the tournament’s grand final. He has additionally been fined and “warned that any subsequent violations of this policy will result in increased penalties”.

Kennedy took to Twitter himself to specific disappointment in lacking the grand finals along with his crew, saying that he “worked so hard with them” to get there. He additionally apologised to followers of the crew, saying “Sorry to anyone I have disappointed”.

Mel from the C9 crew additionally commented to state, “For what it’s worth, this was not instigated by my team. Lexi and I were just talking to Robwiz about the clip earlier to tell him we thought it was funny and that there’s no bad blood between us,” earlier than including, “Heartbroken for them”.

Across social media, followers of Valorant esports actions have been expressing concern that there are inconsistent requirements amongst penalties issued for breaches of the coverage.

Fnatic’s Derke has tweeted a collection of pictures that present different Valorant gamers and crew workers making offensive gestures of an identical nature, with crew Heet’s ec1s stating “If that’s the case then Fnatic are playing 3v5 next official with Derke and Boaster on the sidelines”. It’s famous {that a} $500 (£420) fantastic was given to those gamers, however a match suspension was not.

Twitter person Razur additionally talked about that based on the official guidelines for the Championship, two problems with “flagrant misconduct” are wanted to ensure that a match suspension to be given. “What other act of Flagrant Misconduct did Robwiz commit?” they requested, “Does suspending him from the Grand Finals uphold the spirit of competitive integrity?”

They do point out that, if there was one different occasion of this behaviour, it could not have been publicised and due to this fact can’t assume that there has not been one, however others have stated that this must also have resulted in a “separate competitive ruling statement”.

In different information, a God of War Ragnarook developer has revealed that one of many recreation’s aspect quests is a tribute to his deceased companion and former developer. 

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