A celebratory birthday stream turned ugly when CS:GO commentator Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett used a racial slur and other abusive language last night.
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Trivett linked to a livestream sometime after midnight in a pair of now-deleted tweets, in which he also said he was drunk. Between matches of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Trivett used the slur while talking about his prowess in esports.
Dot Esports reports that Trivett then answered a question about a community member by graphically suggesting that the member should kill himself.
Trivett has not made a statement about the incident as of this writing, but the tweets announcing the broadcast, as well as all videos on his Twitch channel, have been deleted.
Overwatch League commentator Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykkles mentioned the outburst in a tweet this morning:
If I could give Sadokist a birthday present, it would be to take away his ability to interact with the public while intoxicated.
— MonteCristo (@MonteCristo) March 31, 2018
Geoff “iNcontrol” Robinson weighed in as well, saying that he doesn’t believe Trivett is a racist, but that “slipping up” means someone has those words at the ready.
I’m a fan of sadokist and i follow most of the CSGO scenes folk.. respect em all. I will say though if you “slip” using some of these words it means it’s a part of your vocabulary. I don’t think sado is a racist.. I think he’s an idiot. Forgivable? Yes!
— Geoff Robinson (@iNcontroLTV) March 31, 2018
Trivett is one of the most popular casters in esports, known primarily for his work with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.