The Overwatch League, the face of professional gaming in Overwatch, has issued fines to 2 gamers for writing inappropriate messages throughout a match, unaware that the staff chat was seen to match viewers. Los Angeles Valiant member Jung-won “Lastro” Mun and San Francisco Shock’s Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim have been the recipients of $1000 fines, as reported by The Loadout.
Both fines are listed on the Overwatch League Player Discipline Tracker as instances of “inappropriate chat” throughout a match over a number of immature messages. Lastro typed “sex” and “big dick”, which Rascal adopted with “big dick” and characters that (very loosely) approximate the form of a penis.
You can see their chat, together with the second the place their teammates allow them to know that the chat is seen on stream, within the tweet beneath.
Lastro has since apologized for the incident on Twitter, explaining that he didn’t understand that the chat might be seen by viewers.
I believed the viewers couldn’t see the match chat as a result of everybody was typing in it. I wrote it as a joke, though I mustn’t have achieved it no matter whether or not the viewers may see the match chat or not. I’ll be certain that one thing like this by no means occurs once more.
— Lastro (@Lastro_OW) April 5, 2020
For what its value, plainly LA Valiant teammate McGravy is taking it in his stride.