The career of top Overwatch player Matt ‘Dellor’ Vaughn appears to be over after he was caught delivering a racist tirade while streaming.
Kotaku reports that Vaughn became frustrated during a match and let rip with a half minute long outburst where he repeatedly said the N-word. It seems that he was unaware that he was at the time streaming on Twitch.
As a result, Vaughn’s Twitch channel has been closed down for TOS violations and he has been dropped by his team Toronto eSports. The organisation cited a breach of contract over his use of abusive and discriminatory racial language.
Toronto Esports is an organization built on inclusivity, and we have always had a zero- tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination,” president Ryan Pallett said. Immediately upon learning of the incident, the player was interviewed, admitted to the offence, and was notified that his contract with the organization was being terminated”
Vaughn himself added the following on TwitLonger: I f****d up and deserve to be dropped from Toronto eSports, I won’t try to argue or make an excuse, I don’t have any. I just want people to know what happened.
I was having a really bad day. Didn’t get much sleep, twitch wouldn’t work for 2 hours after I woke up, and once it finally did, my internet was lagging. So I was pretty upset from the moment I woke up.
Then I get into a game against a widowmaker who is blatantly cheating. Everything was whatever, I’ve dealt with cheaters before, but when him and his entire team, and MY entire team start talking shit, it gets to me. I snapped. This isn’t the first time this has happened. I have anger problems.
The only thing I can say is that despite me using that word, I am not a racist. I was extremely upset, and I was trying to make the person I was angry with upset as well, and so I said the most offensive thing that came to mind.
Toronto Esports is a great organization and I am sorry to them for tarnishing their name. I’ve put my entire life into gaming/esports and this has been a massive wake up call.”