Smash

Mew2King reveals rare condition that debunks sexual abuse allegations

Published: 5/Jul/2020 12:12 Updated: 5/Jul/2020 12:34

by Calum Patterson

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Smash pro Jason ‘Mew2King’ Zimmerman has responded to a since-deleted allegation of sexual assault, in a lengthy video explaining why the interaction that was alleged could not have happened.

Amid a flurry of accusations in the fighting game community, Zimmerman was just one of a handful of high-profile players to be caught up in the controversy, but has now debunked the allegation against him.

In a YouTube livestream on July 4, Zimmerman said: “I wanted to address a rumor about me that is not true. There is a screenshot on Twitter, that is a story that never happened”

Mew2King playing Smash
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Mew2King most recently represented Echo Fox, who he joined in 2016.

“That is a complete lie. There is something else related to that that I feel I need to explain, because it relates to my inability to do certain things anyway.”

He explained that complications from circumcision as a child left him unable to “feel pleasure, orgasm, or any of that stuff.”

It is the first time he has shared this information publicly, saying he felt forced to do so due to the situation, and that he had heavily considered removing it from his book because he wasn’t ready to reveal it yet.

“I was 70% sure I was going to remove that from my book, because I was never ready to reveal this for the rest of my life, because I don’t want to go through life getting made fun of,” he added.

M2K also said in his livestream that it had put him off streaming in the past because someone had found out, and he was fearful of being mocked or reminded of it on a regular basis from a viewer.

He also says that this condition and its long-term effects have contributed to “90%” of his depression and suicidal thoughts.

Speaking about the other allegations that have arisen about fellow players in the community, Zimmerman said: “I don’t know who to trust, I don’t know who is real, and everything I read just makes me sad.”

Later, he speaks on his friendship with some of the players who have now been outed. “I’m stupid, I didn’t know. […] It makes me extra sad to see all this stuff, because I literally didn’t even know and/or didn’t think about it because I was doing my own thing. Just Smash.”

Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios, who Mew2King was friends with and often made content together, has admitted to various allegations of misconduct, and banned himself from future events, as well as quitting YouTube.

Entertainment

LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.