Hangzhou Spark, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge and Shanghai Dragons have released statements condemning all comments made by player Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe“Park in one of his streams.
All four Chinese teams are now officially committed to boycotting events involving Saebyeolbe. What will the player’s fault ever be?
The boy has attracted the ire of Chinese franchises by commenting on the lack of free speech on the streaming platform Douyu, saying that one cannot speak, for example, of the question of the sovereignty of Hong Kong or Taiwan. Not only.
The player went even slightly further, stating that if he wants to make money with the platform he must be a “good little dog“and follow the Chinese government The remarks sparked outrage among Chinese Overwatch fans, which led to a handwritten note from the player himself apologizing for the remarks made.
“When I first heard a player’s erroneous remarks, I was very shocked and angry“Shanghai Dragons GM Yang explained on Monday.”From” From. “Such remarks, ignoring the facts and international approval, underscored his ignorance and were offensive. Being a beloved public figure in China, he should understand his public position, take his social responsibilities and focus on competitions, instead of making mistakes and challenging the sovereignty and unity of other countries “.
Van continued: “From the first moment we saw these remarks, we have reached an agreement to completely boycott any form of activity in which this player participates“.
Van also analyzed the player’s apology, saying: “although the player issued an apology later on, I personally don’t think these apologies deserve to be recognized and accepted, so a full player boycott will continue.”
The other three Chinese orgs issued more or less similar statements, also condemning Saebyeolbe’s statements and demanding that esports are separated from international political discussions.
Do you think this harsh stance on the part of Chinese organizations is right? In truth they too are, with this attitude, exposing themselves to contents and discussions of a political nature.