And I do not weigh my words. I’ve been playing Valorant for two years (since the beta) and I’ve never been so threatened with r4pe. I play Valorant for its competitive aspect, I am currently in immortal / ascendant and I am insulted and threatened almost 10 times a day. I sent tons of messages to support in 2 years, seeing that my sexism reports were NEVER taken seriously (never feed back). The only answers I get are based on "I understand sexism is hard, you should stop playing this game". I was also confronted with p3d0 on Valorant which of course was not sanctioned. I can’t put examples here for fear of not shocking sensitive people because the things I’ve read and heard in 2 years of play will make someone normally constituted want to end his life. 😒
People on this game only want one thing, to make you cry and sometimes they succeed. And seeing that the suport isn’t understanding is ten times worse. It breaks my heart to see that millions of people (yes we’re not talking about just a few hundred) feel that I don’t have my legitimacy to play this game on the pretext that I’m a woman. I wish every man who sees this message would realize that insults even behind a screen hurt, that it is not normal to speak like that to a human in the same way as racism or homophobia.
I have since stopped asking for help from Valorant support because for them the solution would be for the victim to remain silent👎. They release bundles for pride month but for women’s day error 404. People have even told me not to talk or to use a voice changer, are we in the 18th century? Am I suppose to hide from people that I'm a woman lol ? I have been in the video game world for 10 years and no other video game has made me so ashamed of my status as a woman.
I hope that you will understand and that in the future you will be MUCH more respectful towards your neighbour, man or woman because at the end of the day, we are all human.
For the women who will read this message, you are incredible, do not let anyone make you think you are inferior. In the end half of the men who insult would not have the courage to endure what we endure on a daily basis.
For good men who would read this (and I know there are), stay as you are and don’t hide from the general public. It’s with people like you that the world could be a paradise. 😇