The host of the 2017 H1Z1 Invitational has been criticised for the way he treated the runners-up of the $200,000 tournament.
Three separate H1Z1 competitions with a total of $500,000 of prize money took place across TwitchCon 2017, between Friday October 20th and Sunday 22nd.
Host and interviewer, Don Fubar, has come under scrutiny over his dismissive attitude towards players who were awarded second and third place.
Attempting to make a joke about them needing to try harder in order to place first, on multiple occasions throughout both the All-Star and Legends Invitational, he asked the runners-up how it felt, before pulling the microphone away and telling them they couldn’t speak because they didn’t win.
CS:GO pro player Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin was the first to receive the treatment during the All-Star competition, but it was the way Don Fubar treated former Halo pro player Chance ‘MoNsTcR’ Duncan that has really caused a stir.
The Twitch clip has been viewed over 40,000 times with the title “Don’t hire him again, he’s so disrespectful and thinks he’s funny”. It’s currently the second most viewed clip from the weekend on the H1Z1 Twitch.
The clip caught the attention of a number of high profile people on Twitter, who all expressed their surprise at how unprofessional it was of him to do it.
Popular streamer Pineaqples brought the situation to light.
— Pineaqples (@Pineaqples) October 23, 2017
CoD World League commentator Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop was also unimpressed.
Legit DM’d him about this 30 mins ago. One of the worst things I’ve ever seen from an on-air talent
— Jack Dunlop (@CouRageJD) October 23, 2017
Hiko was shocked it happened to more than just him.
Was super surprised how he treated me, can’t believe he did the same to an actual pro from h1 😡
— Hik🎃 @ Twitchconn (@Hiko) October 23, 2017
Halo host Elamite was at a loss for words.
I am at a loss for words. I even wanna know who hired this guy. This is a disgrace
— Kyle Elam (@Elamite) October 23, 2017
McJuggerNuggets found it difficult to watch.
Wow…So disrespectful. That hurt to watch.
— The Devil Inside (@McJuggerNuggets) October 23, 2017
Finally, MoNsTcR had his say.
I was literally going to tweet about this… I was kind of salty.
— Noble MoNsTcR (@MoNsTcR) October 23, 2017
Don Fubar has since responded to the backlash.