YouTuber Deji causes controversy at Esports Awards
YouTuber Oladeji Daniel Olatunji AKA ‘Deji’ pulled a fast one at the 2018 Esports Awards while announcing the winner of Esports Publisher of the Year.
Rather than announcing the correct winner for the award, Deji opted to fake out the audience by first saying the wrong name.
“This award goes to… Epic Games!” Deji announced as the representative from Epic walked towards the stage.
After letting the moment linger for a few seconds, the YouTube star brought the whole room to a halt by saying, “No I’m joking, I’m joking, It’s a joke, it goes to Blizzard, well done Blizzard.”
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The Blizzard representatives look a bit confused as they get up and head towards the stage, not knowing what to expect at this point in the night.
Pulling the jebait wasn’t the only thing Deji did on stage, as he also called out Twitch for allowing free streams of his brother KSI’s fight with Logan Paul to happen, “Yo, shoutout to Twitch for illegally streaming our fight, you owe us money! Woo!”
The Youtube star’s time on stage definitely kept things interesting, but award shows might take a hard look at having him on in the future after that fake out.
Other winners from the night include Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who won Streamer of the year and Esports Personality of the year, as well as Overwatch, which took home the award for Esports Game of the Year.