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User Info: LordCooler

LordCooler
7 months ago#1
http://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-league-pro-suspended-for-homophobic-insult-against-opponent/

He lost to a gay player and proceeded to insult that person while streaming. This resulted in a suspension of four games and $2000 fine.

User Info: DV8ingSources

DV8ingSources
7 months ago#2
Good. 'Pros' should be held to a higher expectation than the general populace. They are like it or not rolemodels for some people. Trump was a mistake.
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User Info: Fony

Fony
7 months ago#3
I'm cool with it. No matter what you do, the word "professional" has to mean something.
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User Info: spike_spiegel

spike_spiegel
7 months ago#4
It's almost as if there are consequences to your actions or something.

User Info: Tyranius2

Tyranius2
7 months ago#5
It is reasonable because he directed the insult at another pro. If he was just streaming and said that to a random player and blizzard still felt like policing his stream, that would just be the regular nu-blizzard idiocy that made me move away from all their games.

Valve does not police anyone's stream and the pro scene has absolutely zero toxicity.
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User Info: loader963

loader963
7 months ago#6
Well the dude he was talking about was gay, so why was it a big deal? If someone told me that he bet that I’d like to motorboat a playboy bunny, I’d be like, “So?”.
I can be patient, but I'm not waiting!

User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
7 months ago#7
Is this the same dude who was suspended by Twitch before, and then Overwatch League still picked up this human garbage anyway?
https://twitter.com/ClunkerSlim

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
7 months ago#8
Tyranius2 posted...
It is reasonable because he directed the insult at another pro. If he was just streaming and said that to a random player and blizzard still felt like policing his stream, that would just be the regular nu-blizzard idiocy that made me move away from all their games.

Valve does not police anyone's stream and the pro scene has absolutely zero toxicity.


You know what happens if you're caught insulting another pro in real sports? Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and possible ejection. There's no excuse for that s*** at a pro level and if games want to be taken seriously as such it needs to be dealt with harshly. Oh and f*** Valve and their half assing like... literally everything.
Even I'm not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality

User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
7 months ago#9
loader963 posted...
Well the dude he was talking about was gay, so why was it a big deal? If someone told me that he bet that I’d like to motorboat a playboy bunny, I’d be like, “So?”.


So by that logic if you're playing against someone who's black/latino/asian/mexican it's perfectly ok to fling racial slurs at them because they're the target race?
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User Info: R_Jackal

R_Jackal
7 months ago#10
About time. Professional gamers was a pretty worthless title by and large because a good chunk were still toxic idiots. Hope this becomes a thing.
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