I feel bad because I handled it poorly, and it wasn't my intention to be rude in any way. So I'd love it if you take me up on the offer so I can redeem myself. A SC2 LAN should be a fun event for everyone, and I want to make sure the next one you go to is made better in some way. I want to also make clear that my actions are in no way a measure or reflective of my teammates in Fnatic, either for Starcraft or Halo (of which we had teams in attendance at MLG Anaheim), or the NASL staff or organization.
Second, I want to respond to this thread on Reddit.
I'm really disappointed at the hyperbolic and one sided account of what happened being taken incredibly out of proportion on Reddit.
I was standing in front, and saw two empty seats. I sat down with Evoli because the seats were empty. The person who was sitting there came back and asked me to move, and I explained that it was unfair to save seats that way, especially given that it was in the front rows, which are reserved for players, vip, press, etc. Initially I didn't know that it was a reserved seat for a contest winner (there was absolutely no indication that this was the case: no sign on the seat or anything).
I absolutely didn't tell him that I was more important. He had a spectator wristband, and I pointed out that the seating was for people with player/press/etc, which I was. I never said anything about being more important, and I never laughed at him. The guy behind me was joking about seat stealing with his friends [at least that's what I thought at the time]. So he asked me why I stole the guy's seat despite him earning it, and I joked that I earned it too through years of hard work [I became the manager of a good SC2 team because I worked hard for a long time to get that position, etc]. I didn't think much of it because I thought it was all in jest, but apparently this thread starter had other ideas. I wish you would have had the courage to actually say what you thought about me to my face rather than wait until you got home to write something behind your computer screen, but that's ok.
LiquidGaga, guy who made this reddit post -- I'd love to talk to you personally about this if you want to clear up any misconceptions you have about what happened, or me. If you read this, I can PM you my phone number and feel free to give me a call any time if you want to talk, or to tell me what a jerk I am!
Initially, I didn't know that the guy was a contest winner. I told the security lady that there were dozens of seats being taken by people with spectator passes and that they should free up more seats and I'd gladly move if she would get myself and Evoli two more seats. It didn't really go anywhere, the security lady walked away and the guy whose seat I sat in left, and I didn't see or hear from them for the rest of the time.
I'm sorry for everyone involved in the situation and for not relinquishing my seat. My offer is open, so again, please PM me! My intention is never to offend or wrong anyone, I always try to do what I can to help the community, and I'll keep doing that. Thanks again and I hope people read my side of the story, and I hope qetuoadgjlxvn will accept my apology.
Here's a funny video I filmed at my house with TT1 and KawaiiRice the day before MLG Anaheim, hope you all find it as funny as we did at the time
PS (I'll do the same for your friend as well, because I don't know which of your seats I sat in).