Gaming Win: This Pro Gamer Did Something Terrible And Everyone Is Sweeping It Under The Rug Like He’s A Real Celebrity

Gaming Win: This Pro Gamer Did Something Terrible And Everyone Is Sweeping It Under The Rug Like He’s A Real Celebrity

Gaming, Gamer

12/8/2021 2:15:00 AM

Gaming Win: This Pro Gamer Did Something Terrible And Everyone Is Sweeping It Under The Rug Like He’s A Real Celebrity

Let’s face it, readers, society at large has historically looked down on video gaming. Even as the medium has surged in popularity and esteem, many still don’t consider it a “legit” art form. Fortunately, though, that stigma seems poised to change! In a major gaming win, a popular pro gamer did something terrible, and…

Let’s face it, readers, society at large has historically looked down on video gaming. Even as the medium has surged in popularity and esteem, many still don’t consider it a “legit” art form. Fortunately, though, that stigma seems poised to change! In a major gaming win, a popular pro gamer did something terrible, and everyone is sweeping it under the rug like he’s a real celebrity!

AdvertisementHell yeah, gaming aficionados! There looks to be a bright spot on the horizon for gamers everywhere after dozens of accusers have come forward against esports all-star Elton Tapowski (AKA SpytF1re) for unmentionable comments, verbal abuse, and inappropriate advances. Hordes of online commentators are already claiming you never really know what went on in cases like this, and that we should give him a pass! Folks, it’s like he’s an honest-to-god A-lister!

While you’d expect this response from the fans of a popular comedian, actor, or athlete, getting to see supporters claim that we have to separate the art from the artist—or that SpytF1re should get a lifetime pass for his incredible speedrun ofDonkey Kong Country— headtopics.com

shows just how far gaming have come.It’s remarkable to think that even 5 or 10 years ago, SpytF1re’s unconscionable behavior would have been easily ascribed to a gamer’s creepy, basement-dwelling personality, and he might have even faced consequences. Today, though, taking actions that endangered the emotional and physical safety of another human being is quietly dismissed or outright ignored as though he’s just as valuable to society as a famous novelist or painter.

And if that wasn’t enough, esports fans are now taking it upon themselves to call Spytf1re’s accusers liars who are just trying to take down a good man for the attention and that they should kill themselves. If this sort of response, is any indication, it looks like the future of gaming is bright! Nice going, gamers!

G/O Media may get a commissionTrade Coffee GiftsMmm, coffee

Read more: The Onion »

NPR Cookie Consent and Choices

We made it fam When He Should Be Fake-Crying In His Fourth Apology Video Why can't these losers become drug dealers, like they did back in my day? Did he use cheat codes on contra? Dr Disrespect cried in his gamer chair

Cal edges top-seeded USC to win NCAA men's water polo titleCalifornia captures its 15th NCAA men's water polo title, getting a defensive stop in the final seconds of a 13-12 win over USC. I saw several people testifying of making so much money with the help of AmeliDavd on Bitcoin option trade and I decided to give a try and now I'm glad now she helped me and my colleagues to make $5000 in one week, thank you for transparency and trust. GO BEARS! And it's the second time this weekend we beat the University of $poiled Children!

'We found a way to win': Lions end weeks of agony with triumph over VikingsThe Detroit Lions are winless no more after beating the Minnesota Vikings 29-27 on Sunday to end weeks of agony and ridicule.

Chelsea thump Arsenal to win FA Cup and seal domestic trebleChelsea thrashed Arsenal 3-0 to win the 2020-21 Women's FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, completing the English treble for the first time after winning the League Cup and Women's Super League title earlier this year.

You Could Win Free Starbucks for Life When You Buy Coffee This DecemberHere's everything you need to know.

With Just Three Passes in a Win, Bill Belichick Paints a MasterpieceOn a windy night, the Patriots beat the Bills while passing the ball only three times—the fewest since 1974. It was a game that revealed the continued brilliance of the all-time great coach.

Who will win 'Succession'? The actor who plays Frank wants to know, too'I’m into the journey as much as you,' said actor Peter Friedman, who plays Frank in 'Succession.' 'I’m being kept on tenterhooks by what these cool writers have in mind.'