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Valorant: Movistar Riders dismisses Rapaztriste for cheating

Valorant: Movistar Riders dismisses Rapaztriste for cheating

Movistar Riders have terminated the contract of Valorant player Rui "Rapaztriste" Fonseca, after he was found to be 'using resources not allowed within the game' to gain a competitive advantage.

Valorant: Movistar Riders dismisses Rapaztriste for cheating

Cheaters are plaguing competitive games and Valorant is no exception. Those who use aim bot and wall hack greatly damage their competitive integrity. The issue is even more serious when it reaches professional level.

Pro players are well aware of the heavy penalties if they're caught cheating. Rui "Rapaztriste" Fonseca — who used to play for Movistar Riders — has no excuse and shouldn't receive anyone's sympathy. The Portuguese pro player was fired from his team after an investigation concluded that he cheated in competition.

Movistar Riders isn't the biggest Valorant European organization. However, it's trying to grow and has been holding small tournaments since last November. It has notably tried to qualify for the main tournament of First Strike Europe but was relatively beaten by Prodigy.

While it's trying to progress and be recognized, the team would surely have done well without this bad-buzz that comes just one day after the announcement of its new roster.

During the first qualifier of the LVP Rising Series, the Portuguese player aroused suspicion by performing dubious actions during the matches. These were so blatant that they were questioned his own team.

Movistar Riders, in partnership with Riot Games, conducted the investigation, exposing Rapaztriste's reprehensible behavior. He only played one day before being fired.

As a result, the Spanish team was disqualified from the competition. The organizers didn't blame the team, and praised its cooperation and transparency. The future may be much more complicated for Rapaztriste.

His name will be tarnished for a while and it isn't clear whether another professional team will want to give him another chance any time soon. As for Movistar Riders, they now have to find a new player.

Original content by Léo "Tipsalewo" Lecherbonnier.


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