G2 Esports’ VALORANT team has received a formal warning for its coach communicating with the players outside of the designated tactical and timeout pauses, Riot Games announced today.
During a match against Team Vitality in the EMEA VALORANT Champions Tour closed qualifier,G2 coach “pipsoN” communicated with his team. The communication was for “celebratory purposes,” which was later confirmed by pipsoN.
The coach apologized on Twitter following the ruling. “I’d like to clarify that this was unintentional and won’t happen again in the future,” he said.
The team has received a warning because it did not result in a competitive advantage for G2, Riot said in a statement. The communication also wasn’t informative for the team, contrary to the recent instance with T1.
Competitive ruling by Riot and cracking down on unauthorized communication
North American team T1 temporarily suspended head coach David “dd8” Denis following the team’s forced forfeit against TSM in the NA VCT Challengers open qualifier, which concluded on Jan. 31.
The coach said he provided “encouraging/supportive statements and general reminders” to his players but one instance included “help sewers”. This was seen as informative and thereby resulted in a harsher punishment compared.
G2 is set to compete in the VCT Stage One: EMEA Challengers, which will begin on February 11. T1 will play tonight for a chance to qualify for the NA Stage One group stage, which is set to begin on February 11.
Competitive Ruling – G2 Esports pic.twitter.com/8K6uMSwuIS
— VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA (@valesports_emea) February 3, 2022
I just found something interesting
If you use your mic: Valorant Officials will just give you a WARNING
If you type something ingame: Valorant Officials will give you a DQ.
I feel like Valorant Coach should just use their mic than type something ingame.
— Benjamin (@Benjamin_S_Jr) February 3, 2022