Almost 3 weeks into announcing the confirmed partnered team, Riot Games had to send warnings to a number of them for not complying with the ideal behavior expected of a franchised organization.
The excitement for the next season of VCT is through the roofs as Riot introduces a franchising system for the first time ever in Valorant. On September 22, Riot announced the names of the partnered teams for the VCT 2023 season. Now amidst the off season, many organizations that made it are reported to conduct themselves in a manner that does not go well Riot.
As per the sources, organizations to get handed a warning include RRQ, Loud, EG, and MIBR. RRQ is probably the one that faces most criticisms post-franchising. RRQ got their slot from the Indonesia region of APAC. However, they opted to sign only one Indo player and fill out the rest of the roster with players from other regions. Loud’s criticism stemmed from the fact that they made a botch of a work in transferring their 2 players, Sacy and Pancada to Sentinels. As for EG and MIBR, these two teams are seemingly making zero efforts to sign any T1 players and that does not sit well with the fans nor Riot.
Riot Games is known for being extremely harsh over disciplinary issues. We witnessed it first hand when we saw G2 get denied a franchised slot at the last moment as their CEO, CarlosR was seen partying with the controversial Andrew Tate. With the Kick Off tournament of VCT 2023 starting in February next year, we might see many interesting events play out in these 4 years.