Former Valorant pro turned content creator Matthew ‘Wardell’ Yu was criticized on social media for playing with a sniper in stream and lying about it.
Live sniping is an epidemic in competitive titles, as some players will do anything to rank up. The latest controversy surrounding this issue has culminated in Valorant around former TSM pro player Wardell.
The professional player retired from competitive play in 2022 and was last seen playing as a substitute for Edition 1. Since then, he has become a streamer and content creator. content.
Wardell is currently in trouble because he was caught playing with a sniper in a stream and abusing his caption to win against one of the most famous Valorant creators, Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik.
In clips circulating online, players on tarik’s team noticed that Wardell had a player named ‘kittymeowmeow’ on his team. They told Tarik that this player was a notorious sniper and was probably following him as they talked.
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On Wardell’s stream, kittymeowmeow can be heard giving annotations about enemy positions and what they plan to do in certain rounds by watching tarik’s stream. According to the clips, Wardell even made a Discord call with the player.
Tarik ended up messaging Wardell through the Valorant client while the game was in progress to ask if he was playing with a sniper in the stream. On Wardell’s stream, viewers saw the former pro player “na” respond.
After the match ended, with Wardell’s team winning, Sova on Wardell’s team informed tarik’s team that someone should watch the first few rounds on his livestream.
“Someone get Riot and ban this guy’s ass. Truly embarrassing for the entire game,” they wrote.
The incident has since caused a stir on social media, with one creator directly calling Wardell out.
“When streamers with millions of followers are intentionally lining up with in-stream snipers to earn elo, it’s no wonder Valorant ratings are so terrible,” they said.
According to Dot Esports, Wardell claimed at the end of his stream that the entire team was streaming sniper tarik, then blamed the creator for not going live without some sort of delay. .