Fans Are Unhappy With Riot Games’s Decision to Deny Valorant Champion to Stream Masters Stage 1

Published 03/12/2021, 9:44 AM EST


Things have gone towards the worse for Riot Games with the latest Valorant drama. Valorant Masters has already commenced, with a few streamers gaining the right to officially stream the matches.

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However, new information has come up, suggesting that Valorant First Strike major champion Quan ‘Dicey’ Tran also applied for the same. Surprisingly, the professional player was denied the right to stream, which has now angered the fans.

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The official streaming partners contain experienced First-Person Shooter players in Ninja, Myth, and Shroud, and Pokimane, who’s addition into the mix has given rise to brand new drama within the community. A tweet from an esports podcast host, Jake Lucky, highlighted the issue, and he also stated that he hopes such things do not occur in the future, and that more people to gain the right to stream massive tournaments like Masters Stage 1.

Twitter reacts to Valorant denying Quan the right to stream Valorant Masters Stage 1

Fans are unhappy with Riot Games’ decision to deny Quan but allowing big streamers the right to stream. Others deemed it a bit unfair, as Pokimane in particular does not have any prior experience with first-person shooter games. Fans would have loved tuning to his stream, as he could have offered interesting insights regarding NA teams.

Jake’s take on the issue resonated with the community as fans shared similar thoughts on the thread.

EU professional players said they feel left out, as Riot Games did not extend the same for that region.

Fans are unhappy with the inclusion of Pokimane, as they vented out their frustration in thread.

Riot Games should reconsider its decision and add pro player like Quan into the list. He has played at the highest level and has a record that will surely put him on the path of acquiring legendary status.

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The inclusion of Pokimane is not the problem, it is the exclusion of pro players that fans cannot digest.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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