- WePlayEsport Ignition has been delayed due to cheating suspicions.
- Nolpenki is on suspicion for cheating.
WePlayEsport Ignition delayed
Riot Games have postponed the WePlay Esports Valorant Ignition Series tournament amid cheating suspicions among the players participating.
During the WePlay Esports Ignition Series event, the developers paused the event following reports of a potential cheat being used.
With Riot hot on the heels of players trying to get an unfair advantage, the Vanguard team placed the European event on hold, according to VALORANDOde Team Manager, Leon 'Aricune' Neziri.
“Riot Games delayed games of the WePlay Esports Ignition Series Tournament of some teams by a couple of hours, to clarify the situation and double-check everything with Vanguard and his suspicions"
Is it due to Nolpenki
Thi?s was later confirmed by the Liquipedia Valorant account and extended the news and stated that “WePlay have removed Nolpenki from their participant list on their website.”
Nolpenki is a Lithuanian team who placed first in their WePlay Esports Qualifier, where they only dropped two maps throughout the entire tournament which is itself quite suspicious.
But at the same time it is important to note that, by no means it indicates that Nolpenki has cheated. If the squad would have been caught red-handed, it would result in a permanent ban from both future tournaments and the game.
While cheaters are almost an inevitable part of any popular esport game, it appears that Riot is doing everything in their power to clamp down on them.
And Valorant’s esport scene is no different from this, as Riot have also been actively monitoring their Ignition Series events to ensure that everyone is playing fairly.