I was going to make a big post explaining the different approaches to having a personality in e-sports. Some people go about it in certain ways where you make jokes that are seen as risque or offensive to certain groups, other people think it’s best to edit out all of the offensive or controversial parts of your personality and present a fake, “controlled” exterior that will insult no one.
Originally I would have defended the former, and I was going to dissect Tasteless’ statement that ignoring the community is incredibly pompous/arrogant (especially considering that you owe them your livelihood), but I think I understand where he’s coming from, and (sadly) I agree wholeheartedly with him now. I guess that as part of e-sports going mainstream, things like purepwnage (homophobic), pwned,nl (homophobic), “leeroy jensen” (racist), baneling analogies (rape culture), red vs blue (homophobia, racism, sexism), etc…etc…are all too offensive and demeaning to be accepted in the new, “mainstream” culture.
I’ll be focusing hardcore on SC2 in Poland, I should be turning some results after I leave there. For those that have supported me, I deeply appreciate it. To the people who purchased lessons, subscribed to my stream, donated money, watched me without adblock, supported me in public forums, commented/followed me on twitter/facebook/teamliquid, I greatly appreciate it. To those who don’t watch me because they don’t like me, I understand and respect that, as well. To those who took so much offense with me that you find it necessary to sit in your basement and go on letter-writing campaigns, I hope you enjoy your doppelganger representatives.
If you want to reddit this, r/destiny, not r/starcraft, please, thank you.