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Fan's surprise proposal to Lottie at CWL London ends in embarrassment

by Virginia Glaze

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There have been a string of proposals at major esports events across the globe as of late - but one surprise proposal at CWL London didn’t wrap up in a happy ending.

During the CWL London Grand Finals, a fan approached esports host and presenter Lottie Van-Praag with what looked to be a plastic ring from a gallon of milk, getting down on one knee to “shoot his shot.”

However, his romantic strategy didn’t go according to plan, as Lottie can be seen rejecting the fan with a sympathetic touch to his arm.


Lottie herself addressed the matter in a humorous Tweet shortly after the proposal video made the rounds on social media, simply writing, “I’m sorry, Joe.”

Lottie Van-Praag, Instagram
Lottie Van-Praag, Instagram
Lottie is a popular esports host and desk analyst, and was the surprise target of an affectionate fan during CWL London.

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May is the month for esports proposals

This is far from the latest proposal at an esports event, by far; in fact, a fan in Sydney, Australia proposed to his longtime girlfriend during ESL’s CS:GO IEM Sydney on May 4 - just a day prior to Lottie’s unfortunate rejection.

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    Professional PUBG player Mert 'ABeautifulDeath' Ozturk popped the question on the main stage following the Cup’s Group A matches on May 2, using his post-match interview as the perfect opportunity to shock the world with his romantic gesture.

    Even the production crew got in on his plan, covering the surrounding monitors with hearts as he got down on one knee while the host brought out balloons after Ozturk’s now-fiance said yes.

    A tear-jerking Twitch proposal

    Livestreamed proposals are becoming more and more common as time goes on, with popular Twitch streamer ‘Edisonparklive’ also proposing to his girlfriend during an April broadcast, after breaking the record for most hours streamed during a 30-day period.

    Park’s proposal was made even more sentimental due to his use of a Rubik's cube to house the ring, which he had given to his fiance at the start of their relationship with missing colors as a means to symbolize how much more they had to learn about each other.

    At the time of the proposal, Park had filled in the cube’s colors, showing that they had learned a lot about each other within their three years of dating.

    As for Joe, it doesn’t look like things panned out so successfully.