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Fortnite Battle Royale • Mar 07, 2019

TSM drop Fortnite pro Cowboy following accusations by underage streamer

TSM drop Fortnite pro Cowboy following accusations by underage streamer
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In response to accusations of inappropriate interactions with an underage female streamer, popular esports organization Team SoloMid have released professional Fortnite player Noah ‘Cowboy’ Cmiel.

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘Faith’ came forward with the accusations in a broadcast on March 2, where she showed inappropriate messages allegedly sent from Cowboy to a 16-year-old girl.

“Imagine messaging a 16-year-old girl when you’re married,” Faith said of the debacle. “Imagine you’re on TSM and you message an underage girl saying, ‘Looking good.’”

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In the messages, Cowboy allegedly sent the streamer an invite to his private Discord server, as well as told her that she “looked good” - complete with a winky face.

After Faith’s accusations went live, esports analyst Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau contacted the underage streamer, who wished to remain anonymous, claiming that she was made “uncomfortable” by the interaction.

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TSM later released Cowboy from their ranks - although no comments were made as to the nature of his expulsion from the team.

Cowboy has since made a statement on the matter via his offline Twitch chat, asking his fans to take the accusations with a grain of salt and denying any claims of being a pedophile.

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“Please don’t believe everything you read on the internet,” Cowboy wrote. “I am not married and have hired a lawyer to clear my name. I am not allowed to talk about anything, but I am not a pedophile.”

Cowboy has deleted his Twitter account and Discord server in light of the allegations.

UPDATE: The president of TSM, Leena Xu, released a statement on the matter via Twitter on March 7, claiming that she reached out both the underage streamer and Faith in regards to the scandal.

She then brought evidence of the messages to Cowboy's lawyer, later terminating his contract.

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