However, with the game's Ignition Series event due to kick-off, Riot postponed the event due to concerns with participants cheating.
Valorant: Cheaters Rumbled?
According to Leon 'Aricune' Nexiri, the VALORANDOde Team Manager on Twitter, Riot pushed some matches back to check for cheaters.
As it turns out, they were right to do so, with Liquipedia Valorant confirming that nolpenki, a team from Lithuania, had been removed from the competition.
The team had won their qualifier, and while this could be down to something like a scheduling conflict, there's always the chance that the team will be perma-banned should they be found to have been cheating.
Riot has long maintained that Valorant is built on competitiveness, with the game requiring a proprietary anti-cheat software known as Vanguard to be running in the background at all times.
Back in April, the developers offered a $100K bounty to anyone able to find bugs in the software.