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Opinion

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

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

At the final of DreamHack Montreal, Immortals showed up late and was forced to forfeit the first map because of it. Since then, speculation has run wild that they were late because they went to the club the night before, were hungover and missed the first game (whether or not that’s true, I don’t care).

I hate talking about professionalism because I think people use the word in a way I’d never use it. I just use it to describe someone doing their job. Or in this case, show up on time. Unless it’s a justifiable emergency or physical illness, that is the threshold you have to get across. Outside of that, you can do whatever the hell you want. You can go nuts on social media, you can go party, you can do whatever you want.

But the critical part is showing up. I never cared when I heard stories about pro players drinking into the morning before their tournament as long as they were there on time. At DreamHack Montreal, Immortals showed up late and held up everyone. The production, the other team, and the fans. That’s too disrespectful. Just show up on time.

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