Esports

FGC organizers ban female Street Fighter pro for “unwanted physical contact”

Published: 13/Aug/2019 22:09 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 0:23

by Alan Bernal

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Street Fighter pro Leah ‘Gllty’ Hayes will not be attending various events after a wave of FGC tournament organizers have taken action against her for “unwarranted and unwanted physical contact.”

There’s been a lot of focus in the FGC to keep both competitors and tournament attendees safe from anyone that could present harm. Now, FGC event hosts are taking a similar stance toward Gllty for her “unwanted, inappropriate physical contact” with past event attendees, as more information is coming to light.

Gllty is also a current participant in the Street Fighter League’s second season. 

GoGraphtGllty will not be present in a lot of future FGC events.

“Due to recently collected information regarding unwarranted and unwanted physical contact between event attendees,” Combo Breaker said in a tweet. “Leah ‘Gllty’ Hayes will be barred from attending Combo Breaker LLC events until further notice.”

The announcement seems to have created a domino-effect around FGC organizers as even more notices released that will effectively prohibit Gllty from competing at or attending their venues.

Gllty InstagramMany FGC organizers are barring the Street Fighter pro Gllty from attending after looking into cases of wanted physical contact.

“As a result of recent accusations towards, and personal admission of, past instances of unauthorized sexual contact at FGC events, Leah ‘Gllty’ Hayes will not be permitted to attend Frosty Faustings until further notice,” the official Frosty Faustings Twitter account said.

Gllty took “ownership” of the allegations levied against her, and was open about how she “contributed to the toxic environment” within the FGC.

Sho NakamuraThe FGC is condemning Gllty’s actions in light of the new bans.

“I’ve flirted with a lot of women, and in more than once instance I’ve made them feel uncomfortable…” Gllty said. “It’s my obligation to take responsibility. I’m not sure what to do next, but taking ownership of my own actions is the first step.”

As a transgender woman, Gllty wanted to “separate [her] negative choices from the rest of the LGBT and trans community,” while also detract anyone who is looking to defend her: “If you are defending me, I would recommend you question yourself as to why.”

The FGC has been working toward providing a safer environment for all to create a space where everyone can feel welcomed.

On August 11, esports photographer Chris Bahn was similarly ousted from future events in the fighting game community. Bahn gave Dexerto an exclusive statement on his bans, as repercussions for the photographer saw him lose his finalist nomination for Esports Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Esports Awards.

Dexerto has reached out to Capcom to find out about Gllty’s participation in the second season of the Street Fighter League.

League of Legends

LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos

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The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.


  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm