VALORANT hacks are being promoted in YouTube ads while VCT Masters Berlin is going on. The VCT Masters began on the 10th of September 2021 in Berlin where 15 top-notch teams have traveled to win a ticket to the Valorant champions. The VCT Masters’ matches are live-streamed on YouTube and Twitch daily.
Along with such competitive high-intensity gaming action, we also see some unethical people posting videos of how to hack Valorant on YouTube. There have been thousands of videos reported that promote how to use Valorant hacks. Not just this, these videos are being promoted in YouTube ads which sometimes also feature in the VCT Masters streams!
This is a very shameful situation since the promotion of unethical behavior is being promoted over hard-working esports talent. Riot games have an anti-cheat technology called the “Vanguard” which has to be installed in order to play the game. They have a zero-tolerance approach towards hackers and unethical players however, the promotion of such hacks and cheats has raised several questions on their approach.
Players who work hard, grind daily, and make progress in the game are being demotivated by such incidents. They want Riot games to either take some strict action or at least ban such advertisements from such a diverse social network that is YouTube.
Google’s ad policy strictly forbids these kinds of ads from YouTube. Under the rules about “enabling dishonest behavior,” it specifically lists “hacking services” as one of the prohibited ad content examples. YouTube also might take some strict action soon regarding this matter pondering over their platform.
However, the actions need to be taken quickly before things get out of hand for both YouTube and Valorant. Due to such content shown in YouTube ads, the credibility of YouTube also goes down drastically for portraying such content. Valorant is an obvious target to be affected by such activities.