VALORANT fans are outraged after Riot Games forced Vivo Keyd to lose their card win over Acend at VALORANT Champions due to an allegedly illegal cypher camera. Just a few hours after the announcement, the hashtag #justiceforkeyd started trending on Twitter.
After Vivo Keyd used an illegal cypher camera on the A-site on Breeze against Acend in the third card of their series, Riot Games issued an official statement regarding the verdict. Jonathan “JhoW” Glória from Vivo Keyd used the Cypher camera exploit in six rounds in defense during the game.
“The six (6) rounds in which the camera exploit was used will be forfeited by Team Vivo Keyd and given to Team Acend, resulting in an adjusted score of Acend 12, Vivo Keyd 9,” said Alex Francois, Head of COmpeitive Operations at Riot Games in their official statement. “To account for the economic impact of the six (6) lost rounds on subsequent rounds on the map, Acend is awarded an additional (1) round.”
#justiceforkeyd receives global support
The hashtag gained global attention on Twitter after the Riot Games verdict. Within a few minutes, the hashtag took first place among the world’s most popular tweets with over 20,000 tweets. That number continues to rise as fans around the world band together in favor of the Brazilian team. The hashtag is not only trending worldwide, it also takes first place in the trend Brazil. the founder by Vivo Keyd tweeted when the hashtag hit number one worldwide.
Top 1 in the world? pic.twitter.com/WvqfCGS5Pf
– EduKkim (EduKkim) December 4, 2021
Other VALORANT professional players, including some currently competing in Champions, spoke about Vivo Keyd’s mistreatment on Twitter.
tbh the verdict seemed really harsh @VivoKeyd
to me it just seemed like it was being repeated. they just forfeited it to avoid hassle / schedule changes.
idk, a really crappy situation.
– bow (@yayFPS) December 4, 2021
“The verdict seemed really tough for Vivo Keyd,” said Envys Jacob “yay” Whiteaker on twitter. “To me it just seemed like they weren’t repeating them, but simply forfeiting them to avoid hassle / schedule changes. idk, a really shitty situation all around. “
The former substitute for Version 1, Jamal “jammyz” Bangash also tweeted about the situation from his own perspective.
It is important as a player to speak about this situation. A win at the biggest tournament of the year is not a tiny one. If the camera was previously deemed illegal, the officials should have stopped the game and replayed x rounds after seeing the camera 6 times. failure
– jammyz (@jammyzx) December 4, 2021
“It is important as a player to talk about this situation”, explained jammyz. “To take away a win at the biggest tournament of the year is not tiny. If the camera was previously classified as illegal, the officials should have stopped the game and repeated x rounds after seeing the camera 6 times. “