Riot Games Forced Teams to Replay Last Round Due to Killjoy Bug

Riot Games forced teams to replay the final round of a VALORANT Champions 2022 match due to a bug with the Killjoy turret. Recall that the day before in the final round of the match between the XSET and FunPlus Phoenix teams, a bug occurred, as a result of which the turret placed by Killjoy worked in the wrong direction and caused the XSET player to receive false information. As a result, the organizers forced the team to replay the round, which was originally reserved for FunPlus Phoenix.

In the final round of the match, a bug caused the Killjoy turret to fire in the wrong direction. This led to false information, which directly caused the XSET player to look in the wrong direction, and had a big impact on the team losing the round and the match.

Despite the official statement from Riot Games, some FunPlus Phoenix players spoke negatively about their opponents, suspecting that they were deliberately asking to replay the round.

We never, in any case, asked to replay this round. This was the decision of Riot Games, I hope they released an announcement clarifying this. I don't think it's fair that players get negative comments on Twitter. It's not something we asked for, even remotely, so we're glad that Riot Games obviously noticed the mistake and let us replay the round and the match was played fairly, but as they say, I don't want anyone to think that all this happened with our filing - said SyykoNT

I think it's just a very bad situation, so I was very angry about it. I don't think the round should have been replayed just because of the turret error. Its not our fault. We should not be involved in this, said ANGE1

It is noteworthy that several hours have passed since the actual discovery of the error and the resumption of the match. All this time, the teams tried to find the culprit, but ended up replaying the round, which this time was left to the XSET players. Despite the victory in the 24th round, the North American team lost to FunPlus Phoenix in overtime with a score of 14:16, thus leaving VALORANT Champions 2022.

VALORANT Champions 2022 takes place from August 31 to September 18 in Istanbul at the Volkswagen Arena. As part of the championship, sixteen teams from Europe, North and South America, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, China and Southeast Asia are fighting for a total prize pool of $1,000,000.

VALORANT Champions 2022 Interim Results