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Acend vs Vivo Keyd to be replayed at Champions Berlin after Riot's ruling review

After taking some extra time to review the ruling, Riot has decided to replay Acend vs Vivo Keyd on Valorant Champions: Berlin Day 4.
Acend vs Vivo Keyd to be replayed at Champions Berlin after Riot's ruling review

Riot received a huge backlash after they overturned the result of the Acend vs Vivo Keyd match following the use of the Cypher Cam bug by Jonathan “JhoW” Glória resulting in a 13-9 victory for Acend.

As a result, Riot announced that they would be taking extra time to review the ruling against Vivo Keyd. After further review, it has been announced that there will be a rematch between both the teams starting from the score Acend 7-0 Vivo Keyd on Map 3, Breeze.

The management determined that instead of six, they should have awarded three rounds to Acend, but it would bring the score to 12-10, resulting in no clear winner of the match. 

"Given the implications for the future match schedule, we issued a ruling as quickly as possible to allow teams to properly prepare for their future opponents." Riot explained.

"Unfortunately, in our haste we incorrectly attributed four of Vivo Keyd’s rounds to this exploit, rather than the correct count of three." they further added.

Valorant vivo keyd vs acend replay
The starting score of Vivo Keyd vs Acend rematch on Valorant Champions: Berlin Day 4 will be in the favour of Acend. (Picture: Riot Games and Getty Images)

This was a new situation for Valorant esports, so they worked with Acend, who were at a disadvantage. So, instead of reversing the decision again, they decided to replay Map 3 with the score in favour of Acend "to account for the total number of exploited rounds plus an additional round for economic impact."

The rematch will happen on Valorant Champions: Berlin Day 5 at 6:30 am CT before other games of the day. 



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Featured image courtesy of Riot Games and Getty Images.