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ardiis cleared from cheating allegations after official investigation

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The VALORANT competitive scene is still in its infancy to say the least. The only official events so far are the Ignition Series partnered tournaments around the world. However, this didn’t stop us from getting the first cheating and match-fixing allegation, and Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks was on the receiving end of it.

The Latvian player was accused of being in communication with cheating code developers, and being involved in match-fixing across VALORANT and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive prior to his switch. The evidence presented featured Snapchat conversations between him and ROYALS’ player, Jack “kpiz” Pragnell. VALORANT’s Anti-Cheat Police Department Twitter user revealed more information on the matter and how he got in touch with the cheating code developer and what they offered him.

A few days after this went public, ardiis responded himself and denied all the allegations directed towards him. However, he admitted to taking the cheating and match-fixing offers into consideration, and even sitting down with the people who could set it up, but he emphasized the fact that he never acted upon these intentions.

Riot Games anti-cheat lead and programmer, Paul Chamberlain, revealed the studio conducts thorough investigations of all VALORANT players participating in esports tournaments before and after the events take place. In a recent statement from the player himself sent to 1pv.fr, he revealed the developer conducted an official investigation and confirmed he was innocent from any of those cheating accusations.

“I am delighted to announce that the allegations against me have been proven FALSE after RIOT have conducted a full investigation. I am not sure exactly what they investigated, however, they did say that they looked into every accusation and found no wrong-doing on my part. Thank you to everyone who has supported me. I am now fully focused on developing as a player and cannot wait to compete at the highest level,” stated Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks.

In a recent interview for THESPIKE.GG, he already defended his situation and was fully confident in Riot Games confirming his innocence. Not only that, but he also mentioned the studio’s investigation during the interview, and his cooperation with the studio to provide them with everything they needed to make an educated decision.

Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks has already been linked with multiple tier 1 organizations, but is still without a home after his departure from fish123. Where do you think he will sign now that G2 Esports already confirmed two members of their VALORANT roster, Patryk “Patitek” Fabrowski, and Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas Coloch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

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