Overwatch pro ANS apologizes for homophobic remarks on Twitch stream - Dexerto

Overwatch pro ANS apologizes for homophobic remarks on Twitch stream

Published: 27/Sep/2020 0:05

by Bill Cooney


San Francisco Shock player Seonchang “ANS” Lee has apologized after clips of him using homophobic language began to make their way around social media.

ANS has been a well-known player in the Korean Overwatch scene for a while, but he’s been making a name for himself on a worldwide scale after he was signed to the San Francisco Shock prior to the 2020 season.

However, he started getting negative attention on September 26 following clips of the pro using homophobic language during one of his recent Twitch stream.

“If we had a rematch, I might still lose to Diem again. But even if I win in a rematch… I mean, I know all them gays on the forums are listening,” ANS said according to a translation on Twitter. “If I win they’ll be like ‘he played so gay does the win even count,’ If I lose, they’ll be like ‘he played so gay he lost.’ So it just kind of feels like a waste of time.”

A couple of hours after the clips were posted to Twitter, ANS took to social media and apologized to fans, insisting that he had “used the word gay in the wrong context.”

“I was going to say goat, but I think the choice of words I made was wrong,” the pro wrote. “I made a mistake last time, but I’m sorry to the fans for causing a problem again.”

At the time of writing, no action has been taken yet by the San Francisco Shock, but based on similar situations the team has faced in the past, it’s probably pretty safe to say ANS faces at least a fine or temporary suspension, from the team and/or the Overwatch League.

ANS apology Twitter

ANS’s teammate on the Shock, Park ‘Viol2t’ Min-ki, found himself in a similar situation in July 2020 after clips of him using various slurs on stream began to surface. This was followed by the player receiving an undisclosed fine and a one-game suspension.

Whether or not this will play out in the same way remains to be seen, but it does come at a particularly inopportune time for the Shock, who could be a player short when they face the Seoul Dynasty in the first round of the Overwatch League Grand Finals bracket starting on October 8.

Call of Duty

How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:37

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the massive $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch the action live.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting one of their biggest Warzone showdowns yet in the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

the haunting of verdansk teaser
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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23, with the action getting underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now live in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is also expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that the full list of competitors will be shared before the event starts.