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CSGO Pro s1mple mysteriously gets banned in Valorant after hitting Immortal rank.

 CSGO Pro s1mple mysteriously gets banned in Valorant after hitting Immortal rank.

 




Oleksandr Kostyliev better known as s1mple is a Ukrainian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player for Natus Vincere. He is considered to be one of the best players in Global Offensive history. He began playing Counter-Strike at four years of age at the suggestion of his older brother. S1mple picked up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on its release in 2012, joining his first professional team a year later. The legend is known for his AWPing skills and exceptional gameplay in the shooter by Valve.



 

The 23-year-old has been playing a lot of Valorant recently, and it’s not going well for him. Two days after his Valorant Stream, s1mple has found himself under Riot Games ban hammer. The Natus Vincere legend shared the shocking news to his fans on Twitter. s1mple clarified that he updated his Platinum 3 rank to Immortal before going to bed and woke up and saw that he was blocked from ranked games. It's quite clear from s1mple’s tweet that he was only banned from ranked matchmaking and not from the game as a whole.



 

It very well may be found that this was either a chat ban or a penalty for being AFK that kept him from queueing ranked. Since patch 2.05, Valorant devs have pushed for tough measures against toxic player behavior. On the off chance that somebody has gotten different reports of voice chat abuse or has stayed in AFK multiple times during the game, a ranked matchmaking ban could be imminent. Both of these reasons have as of late been added to the list of possible causes for ranked matchmaking bans.



 

While the reasons for the strange ban actually stay indistinct, Valorant developer Riley Yurk offered help to s1mple and requested his account details, soon after which, the s1mple was unbanned from the title. Fans are guessing that s1mple's temporary ban may have been put because of getting an unnecessary number of reports during ranked games. In s1mple's words himself, he may have been "just too good" at the game and that may have resulted in him getting reported by his opposition. The 23-year-old has been playing a lot of Valorant recently and has managed to reach Immortal rank in the game quite swiftly.



 

Although the ban was lifted speedily, it actually makes a cloudy picture for the more extensive crowd, particularly because of s1mple's stature as being a standout amongst other CSGO players. S1mple's fanbase generally comprises CSGO players who didn't pass up on the chance to make fun of the mysterious ban. 

 

It will be interesting to see s1mple's Valorant Journey as he streams more and more Valorant going ahead.

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