World of Warcraft

Asmongold explains how being a mom is closest thing to a WoW raid leader

Published: 24/Dec/2019 13:29

by Kamil Malinowski

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World of Warcraft streaming star Asmongold compared in-game raid leading to motherhood in a hilarious Tweet following an encounter in a store.

WoW Classic blew up on Twitch during its release in August 2019, as over 1 million concurrent viewers flocked to the re-release of the ever-popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Warcraft streamers like Asmongold thrived during the game’s popularity, drawing in all-time high numbers and are still riding a smaller wave in December. While he, like many others, loves the game, there are some vintage problems, which the American outlined with a hilarious tweet.

Asmongold twitchAsmongold is the biggest World of Warcraft Classic Twitch streamer in the world.

“Saw a mother screaming and yelling at her kids today at the grocery store” tweeted Asmongold, before expanding with a few quotes: “Come back! No, you can’t have that! Stop running ahead of me.”

He then added, “Just realized being a mom is the closest thing I’ve seen to being a Classic raid leader.” Poking fun at the fact that those are all similar things that a raid leader would say.

The raid leader’s job in WoW Classic is to organize and effectively lead 40 people through a lengthy dungeon, which includes directing people, as well as handing out items that drop from bosses.

Asmongold’s Tweet resonated with many fans, who all seemed to agree with his statement, and funnily enough, it’s fairly accurate as well. The raid leader is pretty much the mom of the group, and without them, there’s no doubt things would not go well at all.

The American streamer is currently on his holiday break and has not streamed for a while, but there’s no doubt he’ll be back soon enough, taking care of his group as they trudge through the Molten Core on their quest for loot.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.