100 Thieves finally released an official response regarding the recent competitive ruling from Riot Games that fined the org $5k and put their VALORANT coach FrosT on probation.
Riot recently released a statement regarding a recent competitive ruling that targeted 100T. All this began when 100T delayed an official match by an hour in the recent VCT Stage 1 Masters NA event.
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In their match against Immortals, 100T apparently refused to start the match due to a server dispute. Hector “FrosT” Rosario who is the coach for 100T’s VALORANT roster made a call to the tournament organizer and during that exchange, he threatened the tournament admin with 100T’s social media presence, according to Riot Games.
As Riot Games’ investigation found FrosT guilty of breaking tournament rules, FrosT was put on competitive probation for the rest of VALORANT Champians Tour 2021. The org as a whole was also fined $5k.
100T disagrees with Riot’s ruling
Following the announcement of the competitive ruling, 100T made an official response and expressed their disagreement with the competitive ruling made by Riot Games in this instance.
100T claims Riot’s public release and mischaracterization of the incident around a minor competitive matter was blown out of proportion after they complied with the investigation. On top of that, they also believe their coach was only fighting for their players and the competitive integrity of the matches.
Furthermore, 100T also released the video of the incident that made Riot Games take action upon 100T’s coach. The clip shows FrosT telling the tournament organizer “if you DC us, you are in a bigger sh*tstorm than we are”, but they claim FrosT didn’t threaten to leverage social media presence as it was stated by Riot Games’ press release.
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Lastly, 100T ended their statement by stating that they intend to pay their fines and move on from the matter. But they claim their coach was unfairly targeted by Riot Games in the competitive ruling.