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Riot suspends VCT Pacific player for racist comments

RRQ fl1pzjder receives an official warning letter.

Riot Games has suspended Northeption VCT Pacific player Tenten for his racist remarks during a public match. Another player, fl1pzjder from RRQ has received an official warning.

“We have concluded investigations on the incident involving former Northeption’s TenTen and RRQ’s fl1pzjder. Considerations were made around the levels of conduct by each player, in accordance to Riot’s policies on respectful behavior. Effective immediately, TenTen will be suspended for the next four VCT matches, while fl1pzjder has been issued an official warning letter, with any future misdemeanors resulting in further penalties. At Riot Games, we take matters surrounding sportsmanship very seriously, and we strive to create a positive environment where our players will always feel welcomed and safe,” read the announcement.

TenTen suspended for racist comments

Earlier this month, Norteption terminated its contract with TenTen following the player’s racist remarks in a pug match against other Asian players. 

The player apologized on Twitter for his remarks describing them as inappropriate and unforgivable. 

I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my inappropriate remarks. As a professional player and as a person, I deeply regret that I made unforgivable remarks. I also take the punishment from the team very seriously. I'm so sorry.

TenTen was one of the standout players for Northeption. The 20-year-old duelist player was instrumental in Northeption’s success in the VCT Regional Leagues. He is still on the search for a new organization following his departure from Northeption. 

RRQ fl1pzjder receives an official warning

Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad of BOOM poses onstage at VALORANT Champions 2022 Istanbul Groups Stage on August 30, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey. He received an official warning while Riot also suspends VCT Pacific player TenTen. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad of BOOM poses onstage at VALORANT Champions 2022 Istanbul Groups Stage on August 30, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey. He received an official warning while Riot also suspends VCT Pacific player TenTen. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

Meanwhile, Rex Regum Qeon player, fl1pzjder has received an official warning letter. Further misdemeanors by the player will result in penalties says the announcement. 

Rex Regum Qeon finished fourth in the VCT LCQ Pacific with a 1-2 loss to Gen.G esports in the lower bracket semifinals. The team needed a win to secure an invitation for VCT Champs. Zeta Division will be one of the teams representing the Pacific region in VCT Champs at Los Angeles 2023.

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