Legendary Counter-Strike professional Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has weighed in on the abusive fans drama within the CS scene by sharing a story of his own personal experience.
North, a Danish esports organization, took to Twitter on January 21, to call on the CS:GO community to kick out the hate-filled comments towards teams and players. Many other orgs and players came out in support of North and echoed their sentiments.
Now, Swedish player GeT_RiGhT has joined their call to the community to tone down the hateful comments and abuse towards players.
In a 13-Tweet thread, the Ninjas in Pyjamas legend broke down how, in his early days of playing Counter-Strike, his mother would regularly receive phone calls in the early hours of the morning to the family home from a man looking to speak to GeT_RiGhT.
“She didn’t tell me about this 'til months past and I asked her what this person wanted. She said this person wanted to talk to me, even though I had almost moved out from the family house... but she never told this person if I was home or still lived there,” he added.
The Swede explained how the calls became a “routine” for his mother as she would answer the late-night calls and speak to the voice on the other end.
There was a person who called almost every night when I lived with my parents still, around 03/04 in the morning (landline) and asked where I was.— Christopher Alesund (@GeT_RiGhT) January 22, 2019
My mother, who was kind enough (not sure still tho) answered every night (she’s like me back then, being up all night)
The calls weren't from anyone looking to offer GeT_RiGhT a spot on a new team or sponsorship and they sound like they were somewhat sinister. They came from, in his mother's words, a "lost man that needed someone to talk to."
Get_Right also added that: "We live in a world (esport gaming etc) and we all do it for the love of it no? So don’t just wish someone to die because they “lost you money” or you think they are “terrible” because X/Y reason.. it’s never helping. Never."
I’m gonna stop here since I believed I talked about one thing and another thing that.. made a little no sense?— Christopher Alesund (@GeT_RiGhT) January 22, 2019
Oh well.. Ehm.. let’s now look on this beauty game called CSGO and enjoy the games that’s live now!