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Team One subjected to racist taunting in ECS Closed Qualifier
This is hardly the way to welcome someone America.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    February 19th 2018 6:01 pm    #One #2K #ECSS5 #devastation #Hiki #juice #Snakes #h00liGaNz #ESEAMDLS27 #FACEIT #GorillaCore #WESG2017 #Nervous #kakavel #juice  

iDk's reaction to devastation (not actual footage)

Yesterday in the ECS Season 5 Closed Qualifier match between American mix team and the Brazilians of Team One, some of the American players were on less than their best behavior.

While some of the actions of Dylan "Hiki" O'Kane and Andy "devastation" Parr were bad manners and rude, at one point the h00liGaNz player imitated a monkey. The player did not respond to a request for comment by*

ECS Season 5 Closed Qualifier comes to an end

After the match concluded in a 2-1 victory for the Brazilians, despite a stellar performance from Ryan "Snakes" Amann, Team One owner Alexandre "kakavel" Peres took to Twitter to apologize for his own player's responding to the taunting:

Anthony "Nervous" Boring, who played with the team in the open qualifier, but was replaced by Adam "juice" Sar yesterday due to being at LAN, shared that he had received some love from upset Brazilian fans:

It will no doubt help the players of One to brush off the slights with the knowledge they were able to defeat their adversaries and advance to the ECS Season 5 Challengers Cup, which will take place in early March. Later that month, the team will head to China for the WESG World Finals.

In less good news, the team have been marked dead in ESEA, apparently due to not respecting the roster restrictions imposed upon them because of taking over the roster spot formerly held by their countrymen Gorilla Core.

h00liGaNz remove Hiki; in search of AWPer

As of now, none of the 2K players who participated in the match have acknowledged the drama publically, and FACEIT/ECS have also not commented. devastation and h00liGaNz will continue their ESEA MDL campaign this week with two matches against RONIN and No Tenemos Nada.

* UPDATE: devastation has responded to this article in the comments.

#1 Joe
2018-02-19 18:20

That's a shame about their ESEA Main season, but, could they not have gone thru the application process to get an ESEA main spot instead of replacing Gorilla Core's roster?
#2 ArthurL
2018-02-19 18:44
Exactly what I thought.. they played ESEA GX and Americas Minor, for sure they could've been invited to ESEA Main
#7 tolkienfanatic
2018-02-19 19:37
I believe that whole arrangement was done before the invite process was announced.
#3 dev
2018-02-19 19:19
What a great article Joe Cardali. Glad people keep spewing out false information without having any clue what happened. All that was typed to them throughout the game were smiley faces and question marks (only from me and hiki). I guess the team owner had to apologize for his team typing those horribly rude question marks in response to ours. Everything said in team voice chat ("too easy", "brazil is lost", "fuck brazil") was not over-the-line and was just us getting hyped; paired with the fact that they obviously can't hear it. This "monkey noise" that I made was directed at my teammates and in relation to what we were saying in Discord: "lets run and jump through mid like monkeys". The context in which I said it was describing a play style which many players relate to a monkey: holding w and jumping around corners. The context that apparently everyone in spectate thought was a direct racial insult to the other team. Considering we were well aware of everyone watching and that they could hear our in-game comms, I'd say it's pretty obvious I wouldn't knowingly be racist in front of thousands of people. With that being said, I'm still confused as to how we taunted them and how they are victims of racism. Kind of ironic since during the first 2 maps our steam profiles were littered with Brazilian teenagers threatening to hunt us down and calling us NA trash. All in all, pretty good showing for a pug team full of drunk, cheeseburger-eating racists.
#4 tolkienfanatic
2018-02-19 19:26
"The player did not respond to a request for comment by"
#5 dev
2018-02-19 19:34
Only been on this site a few times and I have no idea where you requested a comment.
#6 tolkienfanatic
2018-02-19 19:37
You were DM'ed on Twitter 18 hours before this article was posted.

Nevertheless, happy that you put your side of the story here.
#10 Joe
2018-02-19 20:41
18 hours is a long fucking time for this kinda shit lmao.
#11 JoeCardali
2018-02-19 20:43
A great article? Thanks for the compliment, friend!
#12 CS_CeeJ
2018-02-19 22:34
kill em with kindness
#8 el_jack0
2018-02-19 20:22
I do not think anything done was over the line. I do not think it would get the same reaction if they were caught saying "Fuck NA", "NA is lost", etc.
#9 junera
2018-02-19 20:35
Disgusting attitude
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