Riot Games has decided to ban Sinatraa from Valorant Competitive Play for 6 months.
Jay Won or better known online as “Sinatraa” recently had sexual abuse accusations made against him. His ex-girlfriend made the accusations back in March of 2021. Sinatraa was apparently abusive and forced himself upon his ex-girlfriend multiple times during their time together.
Following these accusations, Sinatraa made a Twitlonger response and denied all the accusations. In his response, he said, “It is clear from Cleo’s recent post that she recalls our relationship differently than I do. What we do agree on is that it was unhealthy for the both of us. I apologize to Cleo and regret how things ended, but I never assaulted her in any way.”
In April of 2021 Sinatraa’s ex-girlfriend, Cleo filed a police report against him. Cleo wrote in a google document, “And for the matter of police: I did file a report. I do have a case. It’s open and ongoing. That’s all I’ll say on that.”
And now it seems like Riot has decided to ban Sinatraa from VALORANT competitive play for 6 months. The main reason for this is the break of rule 8.1.
The full competitive ruling was posted on VALORANT’s website. According to the ruling Sinatraa violated Rule 8.1 of the VALORANT Global Competition Policy.
“Jay “Sinatraa” Won has violated Rule 8.1 of the VALORANT Global Competition Policy for failing to fully cooperate with the Tournament Operator’s investigation and will be suspended for six months. He will also be required to complete professional conduct training.”
The investigation team failed to reach a final conclusion but showed concern regarding Sinatraa’s cooperation. The ruling reads,
“While the investigation did not come to a definitive conclusion on the underlying allegations, the Competitive Operations team had serious concerns with Sinatraa’s conduct during the course of the investigation.”
Sinatraa apparently did not comply with the investigation and misrepresented facts and made false statements more than once.
“It was determined that on at least two occasions Sinatraa misrepresented certain facts, made false statements, and did not cooperate with the investigation in a way expected of a professional VALORANT esports player.”
Sinatraa also did not provide the full audio and video clip which he promised to deliver to the investigative team on social media.
“Sinatraa’s public commitment on social media to provide the full audio and video clip referenced in the original post was never fulfilled.”
Sinatraa’s Suspension Duration:
Following Sinatraa’s unwillingness to cooperate the investigative team decided to suspend him for six months. His suspension was considered from March 10, 2021, to September 10, 2021 meaning he only has 4 months of suspension left.
“Jay “Sinatraa” Won has violated Rule 8.1 of the VALORANT Global Competition Policy and will be suspended for six months (which is considered to have begun with his administrative suspension on March 10, 2021), continuing through Sept. 10, 2021 (end of the Stage 3 Challenger season and final Masters event). He will be eligible to return for Last Chance Qualifiers and Champions.”
Sinatraa’s Response Regarding Investigation:
Previously Sinatraa announced that he will share a full audio and video clip related to the investigation. But in the Twitlonger response, he claimed that his ex-girlfriend made him delete it.
“I want to preface this by saying I do not have the video/audio that she used in her statement. After our relationship ended she had asked me to delete the video and I honored that.”
Investigation regarding the sexual abuse accusation is still ongoing and Riot might re-open the case in the future. We might also learn something new that can show a clear picture of what actually happend from the Law Enforcement officials involved in this case.