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Just like in traditional sports and other competitive industries, the behavior of players and other esports personalities in and out of competition has huge repercussions. This was discovered in the worst way by a player who recently unleashed the fury of netizens for a series of very controversial statements.
On June 13, a gamer took to his Twitter account to criticize child-like characters that appear in fighting video games, sparking a heated discussion on social media. Shortly after, the user Luna (@unilunar_) joined the controversy with a very controversial tweet.
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“If you are annoyed that anime fighting games have anime characters, here are some alternatives for you to stop bugging discussions with your useless contributions!” commented the player. As we can see, in his publication he attached images of Street Fighter V, TEKKEN 7, The King of Fighters XV and Mortal Kombat 11.
if you’re upset about ANIME FIGHTING GAMES having ANIME CHARACTERS, here’re some alternatives so that you can stop shitting up discussions with your useless input!
please leave! YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED! https://t.co/zKavoMBolO pic.twitter.com/tHfXaEO6Sc
– luna (@unilunar_) June 14, 2022
Although he refrained from commenting further on this topic for a couple of days, Luna reappeared shortly after and shared a meme where we can see some childish-looking characters from titles like Granblue Fantasy Versus, Melty Blood, BlazBlue, Touhou Project, etc. All this while she expressed her fanaticism for this archetype of fighters.
in light of recent events, this character archetype is still GREAT pic.twitter.com/cnLo0IP5Rr
– luna (@unilunar_) June 15, 2022
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As expected, the fan’s image generated all kinds of comments on social networks. While some users were indifferent and even took advantage of the space to share their favorite characters, others lashed out at the player and accused him of glorifying the harassment of minors.
The controversy escalated to such an extent that the organizers of Climax Of Night, an event that hosts fighting video game tournaments such as Melty Blood and Under Night In-Birth, took to social media to announce that the player will not be able to participate in the competitions.
The organization of the tournament has already deleted the tweet
“Due to the continuous posting of harmful content and the defense of that content to the point of harassment against other members of the community, the council decided to indefinitely ban Luna from all future Climax of Night events,” commented the organizing team. .
Immediately, the organizers pointed out that “the event was built in the community and in [el principio]of being able to express ourselves through the only medium we all have in common: fighting games. It is not a place where there should be glorification of minors or harassment.”
Unsurprisingly, the tournament management’s decision generated its own controversy. Naturally, Luna lashed out at this situation in a series of posts. Today, June 20, the team responsible for Climax of Night acknowledged that they mishandled the controversy and that the wording of the original post was wrong; He also apologized to all the people involved, although it was not clear if Luna will participate again.
Furthermore, we understand that some of the fighting games we host have characters presented as what people may call “loli.” We get that. It doesn’t mean that it should be shown to people who do not want to be shown any vulgar material regarding those characters.
— Climax of Night S5: moonstrike (@NightsClimax) June 20, 2022
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