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Opinion

Disconnect yourself

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

After DreamHack Montreal, a number of Immortals players went on social media to explain what happened from their point of view. That’s all fine, but kNg went too far when he tweeted (then deleted) to FNS, “Prove it or I’ll kill you.”

I usually give things like that a bit of leeway as people are emotional, especially after a loss. (Obviously not this case as it doesn’t seem like a joke, and a death threat is over the line). Perhaps there is some cultural context I’m missing here. In any case, I feel that anyone with a big social media presence should try to disconnect from it when they are feeling emotional as you will put things out there that you will later regret.

All of this isn’t to say that I condone what kNg tweeted. Just that if anyone is in a similar situation, it’s better to find a way to sign off and come back after you have had distance and time.

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