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Global Esports Phoenix Removes Baila From Valorant Team Due to Account Sharing

Indian esports organization Global Esports has made the decision to remove one of its main players, Abisha “Baila” Joseph, from their Valorant team. Baila's removal came just three days after the team qualified for the VCT 2023 Game Changers APAC Elite, a regional finals event.

The reason behind Baila's removal was her involvement in account sharing, which is prohibited by Riot Games' Terms of Service (ToS). Account sharing can lead to temporary or permanent bans, especially for professional players who rely on their main accounts for their careers.

This is not the first time Baila has been caught engaging in account sharing. She received a warning in April 2023, just a month after joining Global Esports Phoenix, and then again in July 2023. Her second offense ultimately led to her departure from the team.

A statement from Global Esports CEO Rushindra Sinha confirmed Baila's removal and expressed that she acknowledges her mistake. He also assured that the organization will be working towards ensuring that its players abide by Riot's ToS in the future.

Global Esports Phoenix, despite this setback, has successfully qualified for the VCT 2023 Game Changers APAC Elite tournament. The team obtained the last slot on the regional leaderboard and now has ample time to find a replacement for Baila and prepare for the upcoming event, which is scheduled to take place in October 2023.