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Riot suspends Valorant pro six months for failing to cooperate in sexual assault investigation

Riot suspends Valorant pro six months for failing to cooperate in sexual assault investigation
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Professional Valorant player Jay “Sinatraa” Won has been suspended for six months by Riot Games for “failing to fully cooperate” with an ongoing investigation into an allegation of sexual assault. The investigation stems from an allegation dating back to March of this year, when Won was accused of sexual abuse by a former girlfriend, which was supported by recordings and screenshots of messages. At the time, Won was indefinitely suspended by both Riot, which develops Valorant and organizes most online competitions, and Sentinels, the team for which he plays.

According to Riot, this latest suspension is related to Won’s behavior during the investigation. In a statement, the company said:

The competitive operations team had serious…

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