A professional esports player just decided to end their promising career in a vulgar and immature tirade filled with racist language. It all happened during a livestreamed game of Overwatch.
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Toronto Esports’ Matt “Dellor” Vaughn, aged-28, was having a bad game of Overwatch, thanks to an unusually effective enemy Widowmaker keeping him down.
After being on the end of one-too-many headshots, Vaughn (aged-28, remember) broke down into an angry, hate-fueled tirade, repeating the ‘n’ word for about 40-seconds straight. I won’t link to the video, because it’s just the most awful thing and nobody should be subjected to it.
Basically, Vaughn’s Twitch followers (some perhaps younger than 28) took clips of the moment and forwarded it on to his organisation, Toronto Esports. They responded correctly.
“Toronto Esports is an organisation built on inclusivity, and we have always had a zero- tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination,” said President Ryan Pallett. “Immediately upon learning of the incident, the player was interviewed, admitted to the offence, and was notified that his contract with the organization was being terminated”
Vaughn’s Twitch channel was also taken down due to a violation of the ToS.