On its run of the lower bracket rounds, both T1 and TSM faced off in an elimination match. One team did get eliminated. However, in a way that no one expected. T1 was disqualified during the mid-match on map 2 against TSM. Here’s the complete drama explained!
1. T1 Disqualfied During T1 VS TSM On Map 2- Icebox
As T1 was about to close out the 2022 VCT North America Stage 1 Open Qualifier run for TSM, tables turned for them in an instant. With a dominating 1 Map on Split, with a score of 13-7, T1 was already looking forward to closing out the best of the three-match series on the second map Icebox.
It was during the 12th round of Icebox, with T1 in the lead with a score of 8-3 against TSM that the match was halted midway due to reports of T1 coach David Denis using comms with the T1 Valorant roster during the first map Split.
2. T1 Valorant Coach | Who is the Valorant Coach for T1 Valorant Roaster?
Currently, David Denis is the Valorant coach for the T1 Valorant Roaster. He’s now in the news of the comms that he used during the T1 VS TSM run for the lower bracket.
3. T1 Disqualified Official Ruling By Riot
Riot investigated the then alleged comms used by T1 coach David Denis during the first map of Split. The official competitive ruling was made soon after stating:
T1 has violated section 7.2.11 of the VALORANT Global Competition Policy and will forfiet their January 29th match against TSM in the North American VALORANT Champions Tour Open Qualifier 1, resulting in elimination.
The competitive ruling is based on the rulebook, which states:
7.2.11- Unathorized Communications
… During the match, communication by a player shall be limited to the other players on the Team.
Moreover, TSM duelist Matt “Wardell” Yu is the only player so far as to tell what Denis typed in all-chat: “help sewer.” Following the controversy, TSM made its free pass to Lower Round 5. TSM plays Akrew tomorrow at 4ET.
4. About Valorant
Valorant is a 5v5 character-based FPS shooter title published by Riot Games for Windows, that has been constantly giving neck-to-neck competition to already well-established CS-GO. In October 2019, the game was first launched under the name Project A, and on April 7, 2020, it launched a private beta program with restricted access for players, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.
It has been gaining huge popularity lately, many e-sports orgs have already set up their Valorant lineups and are looking forward to winning titles.