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Overwatch pro ANS apologizes for homophobic remarks on Twitch stream

Published: 27/Sep/2020 0:05

by Bill Cooney

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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 $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that, today, culminates with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

Warzone Florida Mutineers
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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)

Bracket:

Mutineers Warzone bracket
Florida Mutineers
The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.