Turkish Valorant pro, Mehmet Yağız "cNed" İpek, has admitted to being part of a recent money-laundering scandal via Twitch, unveiled this past 31st October.
According to a report by Upcomer, cNed explained during his latest Twitch stream that he did not directly interact with the person behind the laundering, revealing that his brother, Alihan “deNc” İpek, was organising the ordeal.
“To be honest I don’t really have a statement to make about the topic because I’ve not even once messaged the bit-dude, he did not reach out to me once. He talked with my older brother… That guy sent me the bits, the bits transferred to me. I didn’t report those bits to Twitch, I acknowledge that. I didn’t report to Twitch and took the money. I acknowledge that even though I did not intend to, technically I got involved in this, unfortunately.”
The money came from stolen credit cards, with the person behind the scheme donating bits to multiple Turkish Valorant pros and content creators, with both parties splitting the revenue.
cNed has become known within Valorant's community for his impressive display during VCT representing Acend, winning Masters 1, where he was named MVP, and placing 5th-8th at Masters Berlin, securing a spot for Champions as a result.
Esports insider Jake Lucky has confirmed that Riot Games won't take action against the players "until all the proper information has been disclosed by Twitch." Upcomer also adds on their report that players have reached out anonymously explaining they all were under the impression the money was "legal."
We'll keep you updated as the story continues to develop.
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