Riot Games recently announced that Jay “Sinatraa” Won must undergo and complete professional conduct training in order for him to return to the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT). Sinatraa had expressed an interest in returning to competitive play following a sexual abuse investigation and six-month suspension in 2021. In response to this statement, Riot Games’ President of Esports, John Needham, made acknowledged that the initial handling of the situation was a mistake.
“On Thursday, April 14th, the Competitive Operations Team became aware of an email sent by a member of our team that stated incorrectly that a mandatory component of a competitive ruling issued to Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won was not necessary,” wrote Needham. “We have informed Mr. Won that contrary to that communication, and in accordance with the competitive ruling, he is required to undergo professional conduct training.”
Needham went on to mention that Riot has already begun working with Sinatraa to complete his training, which is said to be focusing on “conducting oneself as a professional,” “complying with rules and regulations,” and “complying with investigations.”
Moving forward, Needham said that Riot has initiated an internal investigation with the individuals within the company who were involved, and is reviewing its policies and procedures to ensure competitive rulings are followed through correctly in the future.
(All information was provided by MSN)