A Pro Overwatch team announces a sponsorship deal with a PYRAMID SCHEME COMPANY and fans are obviously outraged, NY Subliners Win Their First Ever Grand Final at CDL New York; Sweep Chicago Huntsmen and Land At 5th in Overall Standings, and a CSGO pro is criticized over a homophobic in-game knife name used during a huge national tournament.
Overwatch League team announce Herbalife sponsorship and fans are not happy about it
Having a big sponsorship reveal is usually met with excitement since it’s perceived as a step forward for any organization striving for longevity in esports. This has been far from the case for the Guangzhou Charge. In a league like the Overwatch League that usually embraces corporate sponsors, the deal with the recently announced Herbalife and Guangzhou Charge partnership seems to have been roundly rejected by fans of the esport considering Herbalife’s sketchy past as a pyramid scheme. Call it a Multi-level marketing company, call it a distribution company, it has a horrible past with being banned in multiple countries and has been sued by multiple class-action suits in the past few years in the US alone.
NY Subliners Win Their First Ever Grand Final at CDL New York
The New York Subliners are champions of their own Home Series, taking down the Chicago Huntsmen in the Grand Final to become the fifth different team to win a Call of Duty League tournament this season. After having reached three semifinals in a row previously, they finally were able to clinch the win and head to their first Grand Final and dominate for the win over the Chicago Huntsmen.
CSGO pro criticized over homophobic in-game knife name
During the Perfect World Asia League Summer 2020, Chinese team Invictus Gaming was taking on the Mongolians on D13 when, after a great round from Invictus Gaming, Invictus’ ‘Destroyer’ displayed his knife with a homophobic phrase emblazoned across it: “LGBT Slayer.”