In their remaining VALORANT Champions 2022 article-match press meeting, XSET’s mentor Don “Syyko” Muir mentioned that XSET did not talk to for the previous round to be replayed in their decrease bracket match towards FunPlus Phoenix.
In a reduce bracket match nowadays, EU’s FPX and NA’s XSET encountered a bug where a Killjoy turret faced the erroneous route, producing an XSET participant to search in the wrong path.
Riot resolved the glitch was poor sufficient to pressure a re-do of the very last spherical.
In the publish-match push conference, Syyko described the alternative to consider the Killjoy bug into consideration and replay the previous spherical of the match was not their conclusion. Dot Esports has attained out to Riot for remark, and Riot has confirmed it was their selection to replay the round.
“We did not at any time, at any level, in any way check with for this round to be replayed. This was 100 % a Riot conclusion, I hope that they place out an announcement clarifying that,” Syyko explained.
“I do not assume it’s honest for the gamers to be having hate from Twitter, or from this other staff. It is not just about anything we requested for, even remotely, so we are pleased Riot clearly noticed the bug and allowed us to replay the spherical and the match to be played out rather but that currently being claimed, I don’t want any person thinking it was sour grapes and one thing we questioned for.”
Soon after the match, players have been receiving ready for article-match conferences when Riot pulled the players back again in and explained to them they would be replaying the past round. When the teams sat back down to engage in, XSET received the recurring spherical, took the match into additional time, but eventually dropped in spherical 30. The time concerning the match’s summary and Riot’s announcement about replaying the spherical was a small above an hour.
FPX’s Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov reported he did not feel the VALORANT round need to have been replayed simply because it ruined competitive integrity.
“I feel it just a pretty lousy problem to have, which is why I was pretty angry about it. I do not assume it should really [have been] replayed just mainly because of the turret bug. It’s not our fault. We should not be concerned in this,” ANGE1 stated.
“I think it’s noticeable for anyone who’s watching that this bug is not some thing significant and from my position of watch, it ruined competitive integrity.”
For the reason that FPX ended up winning in extra time, the match final result stays the similar but with a several excess rounds tacked on. They will nevertheless transfer on in the event and will participate in DRX subsequent, even though XSET’s event operate is around.