Indian esports organization Global Esports has a complete female Valorant roster named Global Esports Phoenix. Global Esports has competed in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023 Game Changers APAC, a grassroots competition for women. The team successfully qualified for the regional finals, VCT 2023 Game Changers APAC Elite, after facing three tough open qualifiers.
Surprisingly, Abisha “Baila” Joseph, one of their main players who had been with the team since the beginning, was removed just three days after the qualification. Rushindra Sinha, CEO of Global Esports, explained that Baila was found guilty of Account Sharing for the second time, leading to her removal from the team.
Baila Removed from Global Esports Phoenix Valorant Team
Riot Games has clear rules in their Terms of Service (ToS) that Account Sharing is not allowed, and players should avoid doing it. For regular Valorant players, this can lead to temporary or permanent account bans for activities like account trading, rank boosting, cheating, and scams.
For professional players, these rules are even stricter, as their main accounts are crucial to their careers and are well-protected.
In Baila’s case, it appears that she was found guilty of sharing her main Valorant account not once but twice. The first instance was in April 2023, just one month after joining Global Esports Phoenix, and she received a warning. Then, it happened again in July 2023, which led to her leaving the team.
Today we are announcing the departure of Abisha Joseph @BAILA000 from our Game Changers Roster
We wish her all the best in her future endeavors pic.twitter.com/dpKBXHSb97
— Global Esports (@GlobalEsportsIn) July 31, 2023
Baila has not spoken about the situation, but Rushindra explained why she left the team. He mentioned that Baila recognizes her mistake and is committed to avoiding any violations of Riot’s rules in the future.
Global Esports Phoenix secured the final spot on the regional leaderboard, qualifying for the VCT 2023 Game Changers APAC Elite. The tournament is scheduled for October 2023, allowing the team enough time to find a new player and get ready.
The current female lineup of Global Esports includes:
1. Keerti “KiRi” Mirani
2. Saloni “Meow16K” Pawar
3. Akanksha “Muffinloop” Sukhramani
4. Syeeda “Rose” Tabassum
5. Akshay “KappA” Sinkar (Coach)