Riot Games has announced they have banned multiple Valorant closed beta accounts due to unauthorized selling of accounts. This comes after Riot Games decided to hand out beta codes for their upcoming competitive shooter only to people who watch the Twitch streams. Because of this, specific people decided to start profiting off this by creating multiple Twitch accounts, getting a beta code and selling the account to a potential player.
eBay had a handful of Valorant closed beta accounts for sale starting at $50 and going all the way up to $200. Riot Games announced early this morning that they were aware of the situation and had been banning these botter accounts to free up beta slots for actual players. The developer also revealed that they would be monitoring the system and online marketplaces to watch for new sellers that pop up.
We’ve banned a pile of VALORANT closed beta account sellers and botters to free up more entitlements. Tracking more. Don’t buy accounts, you might lose them!
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) April 9, 2020
But Riot Games could be going a bit overboard with the bans. According to multiple users, the developer has been banning innocent gamers simply for sharing their login details with family and friends. This is to say, it could be against their terms of service, however, only one person can be logged in at any given time. It seems you cannot account share your Valorant beta account at all. A fair warning to those looking on doing that.
The Valorant closed beta has been a massive success. The beta raked in more than 1.7 million viewers on Twitch. Many of them joining the event in hopes of claiming a beta code.