G2 Esports’ founder and CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez confronted neighborhood backlash after being noticed with Andrew Tate in a video he posted on his Twitter account.
Within the video, Carlos and Tate seem facet by facet at a celebration given for G2’s current success and signing an all-female League of Legends group initially of this month.
Andrew Tate is called a controversial on-line determine as a result of his alleged misogynistic views and was banned from social media platforms as a result of a number of violations of neighborhood tips, together with hate speech insurance policies.
The video instantly drew criticism from the esports neighborhood. “I get together with whoever the f*** I would like“, mentioned Rodriguez in response to booing feedback from the Twitter neighborhood. A lot of the feedback have been relating to disapproval of Tate’s presence.
Many notable esports personalities replied to the tweet in regards to the perspective of the G2 CEO, expressing their issues and disappointment.
Individuals won’t be able to police one other individual’s friendship
Nevertheless, individuals WILL be capable to really feel dissapointed by that individual’s alternative of friendship, the initiative to double down on publicizing it. Individuals will be capable to choose you and consequently G2 for it
— Ashley Kang (@AshleyKang) September 18, 2022
G2 Esports later posted a Tweet stating that Rodriguez has been suspended for eight weeks with out pay on a mutual settlement.
Rodriguez apologized to the neighborhood with tweets afterward.
He additionally shared and pinned a tweet stating that the group is at all times above himself, and he’ll do something to guard the group and the individuals in it.
The suspension given by the group signifies that Carlos is not going to be with G2’s League of Legends group on this 12 months’s World Championship, which takes place between August 29 and November 5. The earliest Rodriguez will be capable to return to G2 is November 13.