Esports organization SoaR have dismissed Call of Duty trickshotter and Twitch streamer Carl Riemer from their team after he fired a gun during a drunken live broadcast.
Riemer went live in early March with a stream that ended up being his last with SoaR, an esports and entertainment organization partnered with a slew of top pro players and content creators.
In the clip taken from his now-defunct Twitch stream, he appeared to jokingly challenge his audience, before cocking a pistol and accidentally firing the weapon into his desktop.
Although he quickly put the weapon down in surprise, his channel was taken offline, and the expected Twitch ban came shortly thereafter.
SoaR also released a statement via Twitter revealing that they had removed the streamer from their team.
“We do not condone the actions on livestream by Carl last night,” they wrote. “He has been removed from the SoaR Gaming roster effective immediately.”
We do not condone the actions on livestream by Carl last night. He has been removed from the SoaR Gaming roster effective immediately.
— SoaR (@SoaRGaming) March 5, 2020
Riemer has also opened up on the situation with a Tweet of his own, where he apologized to his community for what he called the “biggest mistake of my entire life.”
“I just want to thank SoaR for doing what they needed to do,” he said in a short video addressing his removal from the organization. “…I hope you guys know that I have no hatred towards them, or anything like that. I have nothing but love for those people.”
The content creator also admitted that he had been drinking during the offending stream, confirming that he had been “clearly intoxicated” in another video discussing the situation.
He also denied rumors that he and fiance Aliciya allegedly split up due to the drama, explaining that his relationship is still intact and that she is “unbelievably upset” for him.
Just so you guys know Aliciya and I are still together, idk who decided to start spreading that but she’s the most supportive thing in my life. She was unbelievably upset for me and still is, at least I still have her.
— Carl Riemer (@SoaRCarl_) March 5, 2020
An active Call of Duty trickshotter, Riemer still boasts an active YouTube channel, where he sports an impressive 850,000 subscribers.
While there’s no telling how long his Twitch ban will last, his community remains supportive in spite of a debilitating development that has brought a huge change to his plans as a gaming content creator.