On July 24, the mysterious Twitter account @nicekeybinds posted a complete Google Doc accusing MarsArxa, a member of the all-women Valorant esports crew Fallacy, and her boyfriend Nate ‘Payen’ Lopez of dishonest throughout a event organized by Galorants, a Valorant neighborhood house for feminine and non-binary gamers. Each gamers have been quiet because the allegations surfaced (Lopez didn’t reply to Kotaku’s request for remark in time for publication, Mars put her Twitter on personal), and Galorants has but to handle the difficulty, having as an alternative spent the weekend placing out fires made by its fuzzy Astral Clash Tournament rules and unsportsmanlike conduct unrelated to those allegations.
@nicekeybinds has additionally been silent since dropping the frilly doc, which was put collectively after the writers watched a profitable stream clip Mars posted and deemed her response disproportionately lowkey.
“We don’t know what sort of particular person says completely nothing after profitable a 1v5 versus a effectively revered signed crew,” the doc says.
Then, in devoted element, it factors out each discrepancy between Mars’ typical playstyle and settings and Lopez’s, which had been discovered by evaluating streaming clips posted on their Twitter accounts. That features totally different keybinds, mini-maps of various sizes, and totally different body charges. The doc additionally notes that Lopez performed a ranked recreation with 4 Fallacy crew members the day earlier than the event.
“Mars is lacking from this recreation,” the doc says, “maybe in order that this roster might observe collectively with out her.”
The event that Mars allegedly cheated in was a “final likelihood” qualifier to 4 groups incomes an all-expenses paid journey to the Astral Conflict finals in Southern California on August 6. Workforce Fallacy made it in, however their qualification actually will depend on whether or not or not Lopez performed for Mars, which esports persona Jake Lucky says Riot Video games is trying into.
Workforce Fallacy was in one other bind earlier this summer time, when screenshots emerged of gamers encouraging a male-identifying participant to “do a no binary change” in an effort to compete with them. Mars was concerned in that controversy too, writing on Discord that her crew was “simply attempting to compete in peace.”
Except for previous controversy, this new doc about Mars is notably elaborate contemplating it was written a few comparatively unknown Valorant participant with 136 Twitch followers and a modest $300 in competitors winnings. However I assume some individuals actually wish to go to California.