Origen Drops League of Legends Coach Over Abusive Language

Published 06/08/2020, 11:52 AM EDT


eSports team Origen has parted ways with coach Jack Kayser. During a League of Legends game, he made some negative comments in the chat. The announcement came along with a competitive ruling that explained the reason behind the decision. 

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Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez founded Origen after his departure from Fnatic. Since 2018, the team has been owned by Astralis, one of the biggest eSports organizations in the world.

League of Legends coach Jack Keyser dropped

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Riot Games. It is one of the biggest and oldest games in the eSports segments. It is easily one of the most competitive games out there. 

Kayser has courted controversy in the past for calling out teams, but this comes as a shocker to many. It is still unclear what Kayser said but he reportedly used abusive language on the in-game chat. 

League of Legends officially announced the following after their investigation on the issue. 

Through the periodic investigations carried out by League Officials prior to the start of each Split, the evidence demonstrated that Kayser displayed negative behavior in League of Legends in multiple instances over the course of the past months. Kayser’s usage of discriminatory language towards other players in the game is unacceptable and has no place in our competitive ecosystem. Although Kayser did not have any previous warnings, the violations were egregious and occurred in multiple instances which is why we are issuing an immediate suspension.

The LoL team had also mentioned the rule which forbids players from making such mistakes. However, they do not mention what Kayser’s comments were.

Jack Kayser responds

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Jack Kayser made a tweet, soon after the announcement, to clear his name. He admitted he was sorry for what happened and mentioned that no discriminatory racial language was used. Kayser went on to say that such things are not part of his character.

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Fans wished him luck for his future endeavors over Twitter. As a coach, he has had many achievements, and there is no doubt about his capabilities. 

Watch this space for further developments on the incident.

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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