VALORANT players have to deal with a lot of online toxicity just like every other online game in this day and age.
All of that toxicity sometimes gets amplified when players queue for ranked. When players use abusive language in either chat or voice communication in ranked mode, it creates a really unhealthy environment for players.
Additionally, female gamers also face a lot of unwanted attention if they use their voice chat to communicate with others in the lobby. If a player is using foul language while addressing teammates that player usually gets a chat ban for a certain period.
However, a chat banned players can still queue for ranked mode. This may cause problems since these penalized players usually are not a good fit for team play which is essential in ranked.
Riot to ban chat restricted players from ranked
Riot dev claimed that with future patches they are going to restrict chat banned players from participating in the ranked mode. Meaning if you have any offense in your name while playing you may not be eligible to play rank for awhile.
This change is supposed to arrive in the live game within the next two or three future patches. Massive overhaul to the reporting system is also promised to arrive fairly soon. But this new chat restriction change may come sooner than expected.