Some Valorant and League of Legends pros are frustrated over Twitter not allowing them to change, following a recent update on the platform.
Professional esports players from the Valorant and League of Legends scene seem to be having trouble changing their names on Twitter. Many organizations recently announced new roster movements, which required players to edit their names. But it might take a while because of new Twitter rules.
Since Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter acquisition, the platform has seen many changes. The most notable was Twitter Blue, which allowed users to pay $8 to get a verified checkmark. This didn’t bid well as trolls decided to impersonate known personalities and companies, including video game giants Nintendo and Valve. Another update that some verified users have been frustrated with was not being able to change their Twitter names.
Some esports pros recently faced the same problem. Valorant players Ethan “Ethan” Arnold and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom tweeted that they couldn’t edit their names after announcing that they moved to Evil Geniuses and Karmine Corp, respectively. League of Legends player Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, who recently left Team Liquid, also experienced the same thing, adding that he couldn’t keep up with Twitter’s changes.
As of writing, ScreaM managed to edit his name to reflect his current organization, though he didn’t share how he did it. Ethan and Bjergsen still had their previous teams, NRG and TL Honda, respectively, on their names. Meanwhile, other pro players didn’t seem to experience the same problem as they were able to change their Twitter names immediately after announcing their roster move. It’s possible that they contacted Twitter Support to help them out, just like how rapper Doja Cat recently tweeted directly at Musk to assist her.
It’s still unclear whether Musk would keep this feature around, especially since he implemented this mere days after verified Twitter users impersonated and mocked him on the platform. Many people are understandably annoyed at Musk for making unnecessary Twitter updates that made it harder to use it, while others seem to be laughing at the business mogul for taking offense at the jokes and criticism at him.
Esports players and celebrities won’t be the only ones who would be affected by this update if it continues. Even publications, journalists, government officials, and other trusted people would be hassled by this. The reality is that not everyone would have the time to contact Twitter Support every time they needed their name changed, nor would they be lucky enough to have Musk do it for them. For now, netizens, including esports players, will have to wait and see if Twitter would get more updates to resolve the issue.
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