Riot Games has decided to make a nice tribute to Luie, the player who died in the earthquake in Turkey. Therefore, the new VALORANT battle pass has a nice gesture in honor of the professional player.
A professional VALORANT player lost her life in the earthquake in Turkey
It has been almost three months since southeastern Turkey and northeastern Syria were severely affected by 7.8 and 7.5 magnitude earthquakes. The natural disaster in these two countries left painful images.
According to Turkish authorities, these two earthquakes caused the death of almost 50,000 people, a frightening figure. This large number of victims also includes players from the esports ecosystem. Professional VALORANT player Gizem “Luie” Harmankaya was one of the victims of this terrible natural disaster. So Riot Games has decided to pay a nice tribute to her in the VALORANT game.
All the attention of the current 6.08 patch that has come to VALORANT has been completely monopolized by Killjoy and the Bind map. However, the professional gaming community has noticed a nice act included in this new patch in honor of Luie.
As we mentioned, a popular Turkish player was one of the victims of the earthquakes a few months ago. Luie’s death caused great commotion in the whole VALORANT community. Therefore, Riot Games made a nice tribute to the player, which has not taken long to reach the game.
Riot Games pays tribute to Luie, the player who died in the earthquake in Turkey
In the new VALORANT battle pass, which arrives in patch 6.08, Riot Games introduces a nice tribute to the Turkish player. To pay tribute to Luie, the game developers have introduced an unlockable reward in her honor.
VALORANT’s global community manager, Jo-Ellen Aragon, has posted this nice tribute on her social networks. As a tribute to Luie, one of the player titles bears the name Gizem and can be unlocked for free. People who want to get it just need to complete a small challenge. Players must complete level five of the game’s battle pass and get the reward. It can be said that this is a simple task that will not take much time.
A very special tribute in memory of Gizem “Luie” Harmankaya in the new Battlepass. pic.twitter.com/NGW9BIys17
— Jo-Ellen Aragon (@RiotJoEllenPDF) April 25, 2023
Usually, game developers include these titles for players who have been protagonists in tournaments and managed to win important victories in the competitive scene. However, this new title is much more special. The legacy and name of Gizem “Luie” Harmankaya will always be present in the VALORANT women’s pro scene. Without any doubt, this gesture from Riot Games was very special and nice.