August 16, 2022

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NIP Valorant coach absent from VCT walkout amid sexual harassment allegations

NIP interim coach Vinícius ‘Fluyr’ Menegatti was not on stage throughout the group’s VCT Stage 1 Masters: Reykjavík match in opposition to DRX amid sexual harassment allegations levied in opposition to him by a feminine participant following a ranked match.

Fluyr didn’t stroll out with the group of their second match at VCT Stage 1 Masters: Reykjavík, a 0-2 defeat to South Korean aspect DRX. This got here simply someday after a recording was launched wherein he seems to sexually harass a feminine participant in a ranked match, as first reported by VALORANT Zone.

The participant, Michelle ‘Miiizzy’, a 17-year-old who has appeared in skilled matches with Rix.GG Lightning and competed in Europe, Center East and Africa Recreation Changers occasions, posted on Twitter a video of the incident. The clip has since been deleted however could be discovered right here.

“Hey Jett, thanks a lot for supporting me throughout the spherical,” Fluyr stated within the clip after successful a spherical. “You made me develop throughout the spherical, you understand.”

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Earlier than the match, throughout the group’s walkout introductions, NIP supervisor Augusto ‘Geto’ Nobre took Fluyr’s place subsequent to DRX coach Seon-ho ‘termi’ Pyeon. In line with ge, the printed later confirmed Fluyr in NIP’s teaching space, although he was not seen fist-bumping with DRX after the match, nor was he current on the post-game press convention.

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“We condemn any actions that threaten the protection of gamers and are awaiting the outcomes of Riot’s investigation into the matter,” NIP stated when contacted by Dexerto for a touch upon the state of affairs.

Riot Video games has not confirmed if an investigation is ongoing.

NIP will play in opposition to ZETA DIVISION on Wednesday, April 13, within the decider match for Group A, with the winner transferring on to the playoff stage. Fluyr is guiding NIP’s group in Iceland as head coach Rogério ‘Roy’ Teve was unable to attend the occasion resulting from well being causes.