As gamers, we have all dealt with toxicity while playing online. Even the top players in the world like Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan aren’t immune to these common struggles.

With all the top North American Valorant players grinding as many ranked matches as they can before the start of the new Episode 3 Act 3 competitive leaderboard, ShahZaM found himself being griefed by his own teammate.

What is a griefer?

When a teammate completely gives up on the intention of winning the game, and is focused on disrupting or annoying his team instead.

Players who grief are toxic, and ruin the gaming experience for their team as well as the opposing team.

ShahZaM gets griefed in a Valorant ranked match

The VCT Stage 2 Masters Reykjavik champion was playing with his duo partner, joshqt, when someone by the name of GS Warmest Aloha started griefing him in their Radiant ranked match on Fracture.

As the match progressed, their toxic teammate wasn’t providing any type of calls or comms. The disruptive player didn’t even buy a weapon when the match hit overtime.

This resulted in a close 14-16 loss for ShahZaM.

ShahZaM gets his revenge by winning 13-0 against his former toxic teammate 

Sentinels ShahZaM, VCT Stage 2 Masters
Credit: Riot Games

Right after his loss on Fracture, ShahZaM was queued against GS Warmest Aloha in his following ranked match on Split. With revenge on his mind, the top Valorant pro played to the best of his ability and motivated his teammates throughout the match.

He kept targeting the GS Warmest Aloha and even got him tilted by landing an incredible headshot during the opening pistol round.

With the game getting out of hand, the opposing team shared how GS Warmest Aloha started griefing them as well. This concluded in an triumphant 13-0 win for ShahZaM.

Remember gamers, always take your games seriously, and be kind to your teammates and opponents because you never know whom you might match with in the future.

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