While rumors abounded, Riot finally confirmed that both Agents are in a romantic relationship, causing some divisions within the Valorant community.
Riot Games finally confirmed the question almost every Valorant fan has had since they saw two Agents interact with one another - are Raze and Killjoy in a relationship? The answer, with utmost certainty now, is a resounding yes.
Riot was as blunt as possible with the situation, simply posting an image of Raze and Killjoy leaning for a kiss amid a small publicity blitz depicting some Valorant Agents, including Phoenix, Yoru, Neon, and the aforementioned couple enjoying a nice, cozy time, in El Salvador.
Kumusta na. First day in Salvador! Feels like I ran head-first into a brick wall, but at least I didn't forget all my stuff like some people... Can't wait for tonight, though! Raze is hyping up the live music scene here. pic.twitter.com/uodGpYxx1G— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) December 7, 2022
Sadly, instead of celebrating inclusiveness, which doesn't feel forced but rather a natural progression of both characters, a portion of the Valorant community has taken their pitchforks, lit them on fire, and raised them against Riot Games, expressing their discomfort with the situation.
That's it. I'm deleting thr game and never playing it again. I didn't think yall could get any lower, but here we are.— DEAN (@deandraker) December 11, 2022
Fortunately, the vast majority of players, fans, influencers, and more, have received this confirmation as something positive. Hoping it serves to weed out those players that have homophobic rants during a ranked as means to express their discomfort with how things are going.
In fact, players have come up with a cute name for Raze and Killjoy's relationship: Nanobomb. A combination of the German's Nanoswarm ability and Raze's Paint Shell.
Everyone looking at them kiss after 2 years worth buildup congrats Nanobomb!! pic.twitter.com/c2Td5lZJJ8— Incorrect Valorant Quotes (@IncorrectValo) December 11, 2022
In all honesty, it feels like Riot took long enough to reveal their relationship, it was, as they call it one of the "worst-kept secrets" in Valorant. Sadly for all the Killjoy-Cypher shippers, that basically ends their dream of seeing both Sentinels together. Not everyone can win in love after all!
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