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06/11/21Esports

COMPETITIVE RULING: Zellsis

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TL;DR: During VALORANT Masters Reykjavík, Zellsis violated rule 7.1.2 of the Global Competition Policy which mandates that players observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship at all times. As a result, Zellsis is suspended for the first Challenger Open Qualifier and first Challenger Main Event of Stage 3.

Context

On May 28th, during the team’s player check in and rule review session, Zellsis made a categorically offensive and discriminatory remark about a tournament official.

Sanctions

Offensive comments made on the basis of gender or race are in direct violation of the standards expected of players participating in the VALORANT Champions Tour. Accordingly, Zellsis is suspended for the first Challenger Open Qualifier and first Challenger Main Event of Stage 3. Any subsequent violations of this policy will result in increased penalties including suspension, forfeiture of prize money, and/or forfeiture of circuit points.

Relevant Rules

Per rule 7.1.2 of the VCT Global Competition Policy.

7.1.2. High Standards

All Teams and Team Members must observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship at all times. Team Members must behave in a professional and sportsmanlike manner in their interactions with other competitors, Tournament Officials, the Tournament Operator, the media, sponsors and fans [...].


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