Riot has revealed just now that Turkish Valorant pro Yasin 'Nisay' Gök has indeed been banned. However, nisay has claimed the ban to be false.
Riot had removed Yasin 'Nisay' Gök from the ranked leaderboard a few days ago, without explicitly stating the reason. Prior to being removed, he was ranked at the first position in the EU Radiant leaderboards.
Yasin 'Nisay' Gök had been cheating for a long time?
The de-ranking did not come as a surprise for many in the Turkish Valorant community as he had been accused of cheating in the past too. However, after the de-ranking, 'nisay' had stated in his defense that, "Gentlemen, Ranking reduced from Immortal. I also don't know what happened. I don't have any more information", and he had reached to RIot for clarification.
According to several Twitter users, Nisay had been accused of cheating previously too. One such clip in which he allegedly cheated is attached below.
Riot has finally banned Yasin 'Nisay' Gök today, 05 February 2020
Riot Games has officially revealed today that Nisay was indeed cheating in the ranked matches. Nisay has now been banned from all official Riot Games' events for a period of 12 months.
Riot Games said in Turkish, "As a result of the evaluations made by the Riot Games fraud protection team, it was determined that Nisay was cheating in a ranked match and was banned from all official Riot Games organizations for 12 months", as translated by Google Translate. Nisay has been banned for using "3rd party software", as claimed by the pro.
Turkish pro Yasin 'Nisay' Gök challenges ban by Riot Games
After the official statement by Riot games, Nisay has claimed that he has been falsely banned due to "community pressure", and has challenged Riot to reveal why he was banned.
Nisay claims that, "When we asked them [about] what 3rd party software etc. [and] would you show us evidence, they said they would not."
He further says in Turkish, "I am being wronged, but I cannot do anything against a company like Riot. Just 12 months because of a ban that was banned for suspicion and conversations on the agenda. If they had actually detected that I was cheating, a permanent ban would have been applied. Anyone who is sane knows, someone who has cheated will not be banned for 12 months."
Valorant's anti-cheat Vanguard has been successful till now
Vanguard has been successful till now, and several pro players trying to cheat have been getting banned lately. In one such incident, a pro player was banned while competing against the female Dignitas roster.
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