Overwatch professional player Matt “Dellor” Vaughn once played for Toronto Esports until, on Saturday, he went off on a racially loaded tirade during a live stream.
After releasing Dellor from the team for “for breach of contract”, Toronto Esports released a statement:
Toronto Esports has today announced the release of Matt “Dellor” Vaughn from their organization, citing breach of contract. The circumstances of the dismissal relate to an incident where Dellor used abusive and discriminatory racial language while streaming.
Team president Ryan Pallett added
Toronto Esports is an organization built on inclusivity, and we have always had a zero- tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination,”
Immediately upon learning of the incident, the player was interviewed, admitted to the offense, and was notified that his contract with the organization was being terminated.
A YouTube video of the tirade was captured and shared which you can see below. The incident happens when Dellor, playing as Widowmaker is killed by an opponent followed by a teammate saying “he was just sitting there” which set something off in Dellor that causes him to flip and start his racial slurs.
Caution, the video contains offensive language and can be loud at points.
After being dropped from Toronto Esports, Dellor Tweeted that he acknowledges that he messed up but he was no longer in eSports and that he wouldn’t be returning.
I am sorry. I fucked up. I am done with esports and won't be returning.
— dellor (@dellorlol) April 23, 2017