CNed might not be a household name in the States, but in Turkey he’s an established professional gamer, with big tournament wins in “Valorant.” CNed took to a livestream to speak directly with fans about the alleged scandal and his involvement in it. He admitted that he knowingly participated in the money-making plan, but that he never directly spoke to the person in charge of the operation. “He talked with my older brother…” CNed said (translation via Upcomer). “That guy sent me the bits, the bits transferred to me. I didn’t report those bits to Twitch, I acknowledge that. I didn’t report to Twitch and took the money. I repeat once again, the guy did not contact me. I acknowledge that even though I did not intend to, technically I got involved in this, unfortunately.” CNed also stated that the person behind the plan threatened to shut down his channel by donating too many bits if CNed did not split the money with him, essentially flagging Twitch to pay attention to the suspicious activity.
Ultimately, it seems that many of the players involved in the ongoing situation entered into an agreement under false pretenses, or without getting an accurate picture of the plan before complying. Jake Lucky, noted leaker and esports reporter, commented that Riot Turkey cannot issue bans until Twitch discloses more information about the situation. That being said, it’s expected to disperse bans when it can.