Dallas Fuel release HarryHook over 'misogynistic' Discord messages - Dexerto
Overwatch

Dallas Fuel release HarryHook over ‘misogynistic’ Discord messages

Published: 6/Aug/2020 0:38 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 0:56

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch veteran Jonathan ‘HarryHook’ Tejedor was released by the Dallas Fuel on August 5 over “player misconduct.” The move was apparently in response to ‘misogynistic’ comments he made on Discord.

If you’ve been following Overwatch esports, there’s a good chance you know who HarryHook is. The support player has been a member of the Dallas Fuel since the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League, and before that he was part of the storied team EnVyUs that competed in APEX.

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Now the Spanish pro’s time in the Overwatch big leagues seems to have come to an abrupt end, as the team officially announced his release on August 5. The Fuel themselves didn’t give a specific reason for why they were cutting ties, only officially saying it was a result of “player misconduct,” but the decision seems to be based on comments HarryHook made on Discord.

According to several Twitter users, HarryHook made disparaging comments towards women on Discord, which he then refused to back down from. Images of the messages started circulating on social media and Reddit, which caught the attention of Fuel management.

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Following his release HarryHook doubled down, tweeting that he wasn’t going to “make a big deal” out of the situation.

“I tried to help this person for some time, and all I was getting sh*t on, this person want more than just being friends,” he tweeted. “I told her no, she wanted more attention, well… I can’t give it, that’s it, sorry for calling some girls wh**es.”

Speaking to Dexerto, HarryHook said he would be looking for opportunities outside of esports following the situation. “I was about to quit in 2 months,” the pro said. “Nothing really changed.”

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“Dallas is in a sh**storm atm, and I f**king love the org,” he clarified. “I don’t think is that bad, but… you know much sh*t going on [at the moment]. So I respect totally their decision.”

Dexerto has also reached out to Regina (@icysorrows), the person who shared additional screenshots of her conversation with HarryHook on Discord, and will update this story as soon as we get a response.

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HarryHook is the second Fuel player to be released within a week.

The Fuel’s roster has been bleeding players over the last few days. On August 3, the team also parted ways with Gui-un ‘Decay’ Jang for “refusing to work with staff.”

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Dallas still has enough players to field a full roster ahead of this weekend’s Countdown Cup though. They will face off against the Washington Justice on August 7 in the final dash towards the post-season.

Additional reporting by Dexerto’s Michael Gwilliam.
Call of Duty

CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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