We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the news about Yakumo Beni.
We would like to apologize once again to all the people who support Yakumo Beni and to all the people concerned for the trouble she has been causing.
Last night, I tweeted "I'm looking for a ranked friend" on Yakumo Beni Twitter. I was contacted by rion-sama, who had promised to play with me for a while, and when I asked him if he could play today, he replied that he could and we agreed to play together. Then rion invited zepher to join us, and after a few games, CR Ojiji and Francisco joined us to play premade. In this case, rion, zepher and Francisco played together using their sub-accounts.
We regret that we should have made the decision to play on Normal instead of Ranked at this point, as it could have been considered booing. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all our fans for any offence caused.
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We have apologised to Liat Games, the company that runs Valorant, for this matter and have been given a strict warning. Our office was considering to withdraw from the tournament and suspend our activities, but after discussing with them, they agreed to cooperate with us in order to make VALORANT more exciting, on the premise that our office will manage the tournament thoroughly to prevent the same thing from happening in the future. We will continue our activities and we will participate in the tournaments that are currently confirmed as scheduled. We will continue to work with them and will be able to compete in the tournaments that have been confirmed.
As a project, we are trying to promote esports and bring enjoyment to the sport, and we feel that this kind of thoughtless action should be taken seriously. We will be taking further steps to prevent this from happening again. Again, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.