Although we have heard for a long time about the increasing professionalization of esports, there are still situations that would suit more amateur than professional players. One such offender was punished last night, the TSM representative in Fortnite, Anthony “ZexRow” Colandro.
What was the 19-year-old punished for? Well, after winning for TSM in the event organized by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, in vulgar words spoke about his rivals. In particular, there were players who ZexRow beat on his way to ninth place during last week’s FNCS Invitational.
“Anyone who did not finish in the top ten (FNCS – editor’s note) can suck my p*nis. They are the f **k,” Colandro said in a post-match statement. “I don’t know why they are trash, in fact they are also dog shit and mentally dead.”
The player’s statement quickly made a lot of noise on Fortnite’s professional stage. TSM’s authorities reacted quickly to inappropriate behavior, who decided to punish him with a fine of his monthly salary. In addition to the fine that will be donated to charity, the 19-year-old will have to go through professional advice and training to help the player behave.
“ZexRow has been a valuable member of our organization for a long time, and we hope to help him learn from this incident. Having said this, we informed him that TSM does not tolerate this kind of behavior, and that if such a thing repeats in the future, we will have to part with him,” we read in the official statement of the organization’s CEO, Andy “Reginald” Dinh.
Ninja also reacted quickly to the situation, who announced that ZexRow will not be able to appear in the upcoming tournaments of the Ninja Battles series.
Anthony “ZexRow” Colandro in his career appeared in many international competitions, including last year’s world championships, in which he took ninth place in duo mode.