Here is the official Fragbite Masters statement:
Fragbite The Ukrainian Terran Mihaylo "Kas" Hayda has been disqualified from Fragbite Masters due to inappropriate behaviour in connection with out StarCraft II tournament.
Fragbite Masters have decided to disqualify the Ukrainian Terran Mihaylo "Kas" Hayda from our tournament. This was decided tonight after Hayda acted inappropriately in social media, where he wrote an offensive post, claimed to be a joke, towards his opponent. Fragbite Masters do not tolerate this kind of behaviour. We strive to bring out the best of e-sports, and the said Twitter-post showed a part we all want to destroy from our community.
"First of all, I have to say that this is terrible. We will never stand for this kind of behaviour, and therefore a disqualification is highly appropriate. We need to show the players that these kinds of toxic acts have consequences. We have learned that the opponent in question has been dealt criticism for our penalty towards Kas, but we can assure you, this decision was made completely by the Fragbite Masters staff."
Pontus Eskilsson, Head of Fragbite Masters
As Group C has already started, there will be no replacement for Kas. This means the group now contains three players instead of four.
Here is a statement from Maddelisk:
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Should we allow this type of behavior in e- sport ? Of course not . There is something that organizers agree. They put their foot down and disqualified player . It's probably best that I make clear that this was not something I asked for. Fragbite sets the standard , I hope more organizers will follow. They took a tough decision and I think it was the right decision. As Fragbite thanks ! You made some very good today. You show that e-sports are serious and that whatever is not allowed .
The player apologized afterwards. After my blog post , he apologized again and again. He changed his mind , it was clear . He assured that it would not happen again. It had taught him a lesson , he said , and I thank them for . I was hoping more people would learn from it. However , I continued surprised by the so called pro players . Nightend makes it clear that he is at Kas page: "hello drama queen , in the hope of not gonna cry to much arent u? or u iodide alreadycontains ? pathetic " .
Those of you who are wondering what I mean by that the climate is sometimes quite hard for female players might begin to understand why . Those of you who are wondering what is meant by that girl tournaments are good ( among other things ) to creating a secure environment , you may also begin to understand . Those of you who are wondering why many female players choose not to play mixed tournaments might begin to understand why . Yes, you got it. This type of behavior is unacceptable and makes it harder for girls . E- sport has the potential to be a sport where guys and girls compete against each other without anyone think it's weird . Here you can compete on equal terms. We have a ways to go .
Are we together continue to emphasize that we do not want the e-sports associated with this stuff ? I think !
P.S. It is after all, only a small percentage of the community that keeps on like this. Thanks everyone else for the support today. It's thanks to you I can write about this! You are wonderful <3
I know for many this might be old news, but I just heard about it and was suprised to see no thread on TL. I know it's being discussed on Twitter and Reddit, but I think 140 characters don't do this topic justice and Reddit often heavily favours one opinion. For me TL is still the best place for a healthy discussion and my main source for Starcraft news. That's why I made this post.