Valorant players dismiss instructions to avoid teabagging during VCT

Fariha Bhatti • March 7, 2021 5:38 pm

During a Valorant Champions Tour match, European Valorant players were explicitly advised not to teabag or shoot the enemy’s corpse. The instructions were brushed aside as clips of teabagging surfaced after the G2 esports versus Team Dfuse game. 

In professional matches, there are a strict set of rules that must be followed during the game. For example, cheating, hacking is prohibited to ensure fair play. But some other rules exist to maintain in-game integrity, respect among participants, and civility. Trolling, knifing in serious games, teabagging, and disrespecting enemy corpse in any way is often not allowed. 

Tea bagging has always been a casual part of FPS games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, in Valorant Champions Tour, European teams took the act to a whole new level, which is why a screenshot of instructions uploaded by Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski especially required the participating teams to refrain from disrespectful behavior. 

G2’s Patitek uploaded a screenshot from the game chat where the game’s lobby host requested the participants to avoid teabagging and shooting dead bodies. Instead of leaving a positive impact, the image turned into a meme. 

G2′ esports owner Carlos Ocelote also jumped on the bandwagon and refused to hold the team players back from their teabagging tradition. 

As expected, the rule was turned into a joke as a clip of G2’s patitek teabagging Dfuse rodeN’s corpse went viral. Despite the cold-headedness, G2 Esports ended up losing to Team Defuse, and were ultimately booted out of Valorant Champions Tour. 

Since patitek didn’t violate a hard and fast rule, it’s unlikely he’ll be facing any repercussions. However, the whole shebang proves that Valorant admins are clearly not fans of the classic teabagging method. It remains to be seen whether there will be stricter rules regarding the act in the future, or the admins will make their peace with players’ behavior. 

What’s teabagging in Valorant? 

Teabagging is a pro players’ way of mocking an opponent once they’ve shut them down. It’s common among FPS fans where players would stand on top of an enemy’s corpse and repeatedly crouch to assert disrespect. While in casual matches, teabagging is often disregarded as juvenile behavior, but in pro matches, this method is highly reprimanded. 

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