The BTC Valorant SEA Games 32, after conferring, decided to award gold to two teams, Indonesia and Singapore, because of a fierce controversy.
At SEA Games 32, Valorant is a young game when it was just put into competition as well as widely released in 2020. This year, replacing LoL Wild Rift, this game was chosen to compete.
After 3 days of competition, two excellent teams, Singapore and Indonesia, held hands to the final. But also in this match, there was a fierce controversy when Indonesia said that Singapore broke the law (using bug game). Evidence points to the “bug” cam angle of Agent Cypher and the team that decided to appeal.
However, BTC decided not to sanction. Dissatisfied, the Indonesian team decided not to play anymore for the reason of “national pride” and the organizers refused to accept the error at that time and switched to 5 am on May 11, but Indonesia still decided not to play again.
Immediately afterwards, the General Secretary of the Indonesian Esports Commission – Frengky Ong said that after announcing the cancellation of the Valorant final, Indonesia had filed a complaint with the Southeast Asian Sports Federation (SEAGF) along with the Sports Federation. International Electronic Sports (IESF). That’s why the organizers decided to give both teams a gold medal to avoid offending anyone.
This incident has surprised many people because this is the first time in the history of the SEA Games that two gold medals have also been awarded to an e-sports content. Currently, the BTC side has not made any announcements to the media about this rare event.