Grab your chairs, bros. I feel really bad that a semi-irrelevant player who streams a lot constantly shits up these boards with drama, but then I saw this as the first rated post and I didn't feel as bad. I've talked to Mark a lot over the past couple days, and we've come to the decision that it'd be best for both of our relationships for me to step aside from Quantic. I really appreciate the help/support from Quantic, and everyone on it, and everything they've done for me up to this point, but I feel like I've become more of a liability than an asset to them. I'm not about to release some hollow/empty apologies that mean nothing, and I can't even guarantee that I won't let any "bigot/racist/hateful/nazi/apocalyptic" speech cross my stream again. There were a few options on the table when we were discussing things, but all of the options left Quantic in a really rough position. The fact of the matter is, me leaving Quantic or forfeiting any sponsorship really doesn't hurt my income, or affect me, much at all. But it would be devastating to certain parts of Quantic if things continued down this road (and still might be, though there's not much that can be done at this point). I really appreciate everything they've done for me up to this point and I don't like to stay in some place where I feel like I'm hurting the environment around me too much, so I think it'd be easier for us to separate ties. I wish all of them the best, and hope to work with them in some ways in the future. For those that hate, continue hating, I love every second of it. For those that like to e-mail sponsors, good luck with your campaign, though it's sad that the only players you're hurting are those that don't stream and those that don't generate revenue outside of team salaries. And for those that support me, I appreciate all of you guys, too. And just for funs, if you think Razer's cleaning up the scene because they won't support teams who's members use racist/hateful/inflammatory speech, tell them they're doing a good job. Don't forget to mention all of the things some other players have said, like making fun of a kid who was sexually molested (ban number 11), or when teamliquid's own moderators use hate speech, because consistency is important! http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=submit On the other hand, if you think they're spineless assholes who want to police bad words in a game where you're nuking/murdering/destroying other people, or games where the main character has to endure torture or murder innocent civilians (MW2), that's fine, too. http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=submit Also, since TL has me unlisted for 30 days, I will shamelessly plug my stream: http://www.own3d.tv/Destiny <3
kinda sad to see it come to this at least i can take some solace in thinking maybe esports took a tiny little step towards more professionalism today but wish it could have made that step without Destiny having take a hit for it
Zidane United States. May 04 2012 15:50. Posts 1511
I really don't mind Destiny's stream, even the guy he offended doesn't think hes a true racist, I don't either. Destiny is just having fun, some people disagree with his way of having fun, for good reason. So I agree with all parties here really.
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On May 04 2012 15:48 ch33psh33p wrote: What a wonderfully toxic community.
How is it toxic. I believe that it was very just such as what happened with orb. Don Imus got fired basically doing the same thing. Players should be policed
Its toxic because it put the entirety of Quantic at risk over one disagreement that happened on ladder.
Now imagine if this trend continues, players will cease to have ANY personality for fear of saying ONE thing wrong, and having a bunch of children email their sponsors, tagging them as CRITICAL, and having their entire team suffer.
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Primadog United States. May 04 2012 15:53. Posts 4395
I give it another month until the locust-like elements in TL/reddit decide their next lynch target and mess with the sponsors again. The mob has tasted power and will abuse it.
For those that actually wrote to sponsors for this and that Orb thing, did you ever wrote anything to the sponsors outside of these lynch campaigns? Why not? Wouldn't positive thank you emails contribute far more than throwing one of us under the bus each month?
finally, idk why they would keep such a mediocre player who started so much drama on their roster.. at least their other "problem" players post results (i.e naniwa) I don't hate the guy but he certainly grated on me and overall didn't represent the community all that well so.. really i think this is for the best.
On May 04 2012 15:53 Primadog wrote: I give it another month until TL/reddit decide their next lynch target and mess with the sponsors again. The mob has tested power and will abuse it.
For those that actually wrote to sponsors for this and that Orb thing, did you ever wrote anything to the sponsors outside of these lynch campaigns? Why not? Wouldn't positive thank you emails contribute far more than throwing one of us under the bus?
I have only written positive things to sponsors.
I should have also written to them when Destiny was getting lynched.
In the future I will be consistent and not only praise sponsors for supporting SC2 but also lynch pro players that publicly throw around racial slurs the way Destiny did.