A professional player is apparently trapped under debris as a result of Monday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, prompting several members of the Turkish VALORANT community to appeal for assistance from the authorities.
Turkish VALORANT professional player Gizem “Luie” Harmankaya, who played for the UnknownPros Female team, was not responding to those looking to contact her, as reported yesterday by Dot Esports.
Luie lived in the Kahramanmaraş region of Turkey, which was struck by the 7.8 earthquake. The disaster has killed more than 5,000 people at the time of publication with the death toll continuing to rise, according to BBC News.
Today, however, unconfirmed statements online suggested Luie has been found but is trapped under rubble from a collapsed building. “Her boyfriend Doğukan touched [her] or something, she didn’t get a reaction and her body is cold, please, can the teams GET HELP NOW?,” according to human resources management student Selin Tok.
A Turkish VALORANT player who has monitored the situation told Dot Esports that Luie is not responding to calls for help from those on-site.
An image has circulated online that appears to show a hand under the rubble, which has been shared extensively (Warning: The image in question is graphic, and viewer discretion is advised). Dot Esports cannot confirm whether this is Luie in the image.
Others online have said Luie has been awaiting help from authorities for over 36 hours.
If you’re looking to donate to support those affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, you can visit UNICEF’s website.