Sinatraa is Now Free to Play VALORANT Esports After 6-Month Suspension

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Content Creator
September 10, 2021  12:00 PM

Jay 'Sinatraa' Won's 6-month suspension from VALORANT competitive play is over. 

Back in March, the former Overwatch pro was accused by ex-girlfriend Cleo Hernandez of sexual abuse, and Riot Games issued a six-month suspension for "failing to full cooperate"  with their investigation into the allegations made against him. 

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Sinatraa was officially suspended for violating rule 8.1 of the VALORANT Global Completition Policy, but he started to serve it on March 10. “The Tournament Operator will have the right to monitor compliance with this Global Policy and the applicable Event-Specific Rules and investigate possible breaches", the rule notes. 

“By agreeing to this Global Policy, each Team Member agrees to cooperate with the Tournament Operator in any internal or external investigation that the Tournament Operator conducts relating to a suspected violation of this Global Policy, the applicable Event-Specific Rules applicable law. Team Members have a duty to tell the truth in connection with any investigation conducted by or for the Tournament Operator and have a further duty not to obstruct any such investigation, mislead investigators or withhold evidence.”

Following the sexual assault allegations made in March, Sinatraa was moved to the inactive roster of Sentinels, but he's still part of the esports organization. Tyson "TenZ" Ngo replaced his spot in their VALORANT team, helping the organization win VCT Masters Two in May, among other major esports tournaments. 

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Currently, it's unclear if Sinatraa will return to play VALORANT professionally again, but he remained confident that he will return to play in VALORANT esports competitions. According to Upcomer's George Geddes, there are teams interested in him already. 

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