Valorant Pays Tribute to Professional Player Luie in New Player Card
Riot Games has immortalized the late professional Valorant player, Gizem “Luie” Harmankaya, in the game through a new player card called 'Luie' which will be handed to everyone as a free reward soon.
Luie hailed from Turkey and sadly passed away following the earthquakes that devastated her home country in February earlier this year.
She had been a part of multiple teams like Galaktiucos Sirencs, Vivace Vista, and Unknownpros Female during her time in the Valorant Game Changers scene.
Valorant had offered condolences and tribute to Luie, and now has immortalized her in the game forever with this well-thought-out player card that will forever keep her alive in the memory of players.
New Player Card Immortalizes Late Professional Player Luie in Valorant
Valorant had offered condolences to Luie's friends and family by sharing how deeply saddened they were to lose her, echoing the thoughts of many from the community.
They immediately released a player title called 'Gizem' which was named after her and made it available for free as part of the Episode 6 Act 3 battle pass.
All that was required by the players was to reach tier five of the battle pass and obtain the reward, making it accessible for almost everyone to claim without requiring them to grind too much.
Now, several months later, information has been revealed that Valorant has added a special player card along with the recent 7.10 patch to immortalize Luie in the game forever.
The discovery was made by a popular Valorant data miner who goes by the name of Shiick on Twitter. The person has shared how the player card called 'Luie' will look like following its official announcement.
The above design clearly shows a purple colored jersey with Gizem's name on it along with her actual player number 7. It also shows a bunch of other things like a Killjoy beanie, bunny-ear-shaped headgear, and posters showing agents like Jett, Sova, Raze, and Killjoy.
This player card will be given to all players as a free reward when they login to the game with the following text accompanying the item, 'This one's for Luie' and 'Celebrate the life of Gizem 'Luie' Harmankaya'.
However, the release date of the Luie player card has not been revealed till now. So players must be patient and wait for this reward to arrive in the game.
Luie's unfortunate demise was confirmed on 8th February by Unknownpros Female, the team that she was a part of at that time. It was reported by her friends and those on the ground that she got trapped under rubble due to the earthquakes that had caused massive destruction in the region.
This is a great decision taken by Valorant to truly immortalize the late professional player in the very game that she used to compete in and enjoy.