Esports photographer Chris Bahn banned from a number of FGC events for “Unwanted physical contact”

Connor Bennett

Esports photographer Chris Bahn has been banned from a number of fighting game community events, with one organizer citing “unwanted physical contact”.

Allegations against Bahn, a former gaming journalist, surfaced on August 8 through a post made by James Fink on the On Blast Show Facebook page.

In the post, Fink also named a number of alleged victims who had “compared FGC ‘war stories’” and noted that they all realized that Bahn’s alleged actions were a common theme throughout. Since that point, a number of FGC tournament organizers have stepped forward to ban him from attending.

CEO Gaming, who host the annual CEO event in Flordia, tweeted that Bahn would no longer be welcome at their events or any hosted by CEO’s Alex Jebailey. 

“Due to recently revealed information, Chris Bahn is no longer welcome at any CEO Gaming event or related event hosted by @CEOJebailey. We believe in the safety of our attendees and will continue to provide a safe & fun environment for all to the best of our ability.”

A whole host of other North American based FGC event organizers, including COMBO BREAKER, Big E Gaming, and Texas Showdown, followed CEO’s example with bans and similar statements on attendee safety. 

“Combo Breaker LLC wants its attendees and fans to know that it will continue to work on providing a safe and inviting environment for you to celebrate competitive fighting games,” tweeted the COMBO BREAKER account.

Dexerto have reached out to Bahn for comment.

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