Earlier this week, a player who walked on the handle left Ellie – neither first nor last name – Overwatch . The second tournament team of junior opponents after being harassed and threatened in their identity. There were rumors that night that they might have been cheaters. Now her former team has confirmed so much.
In a TwitLonger post, Second Wind's management did not clarify the actual identity of the player, but confirmed that Ellie was definitely not who they said they were.
"To date, Blizzard has returned to us in the context of Ellie and has told us that they are not the ones she claims to have used the Ellie account for purposes we do not support ", wrote the team. "We apologize to the whole community that we can not handle this situation better if we should, and we will do our best to make it better." Overwatch's Competition Manager the management of the team admitted that they had "urgently needed to find a replacement after losing players", did not encounter something that had immediately aroused suspicion, and wanted to respect Ellie's privacy , "We really had no idea what was coming, and at the time we underestimated the importance of becoming the first team to be a role model in winning a female Contenders player," writes Second Wind.
"Blizzard had been the background of Ellie returned to us and informed us that they are not who they claimed, and that Ellie was discovered the account was used for purposes that we do not support. "
" Unfortunately, due to our desperation to occupy a line-up, we have overlooked important information to look out for, "said Second Wind. "We did not spend enough time communicating with the public as a means of supporting our players, which has led to more questions that could have been avoided."
Prior to Second Wind's statement, the Overwatch scene was full of speculation about Ellie's true identity. A streamer named Aspen claimed today that the top 500 player Punisher – a friend of hers who was early linked to Ellie and even accused of being her – was Ellie. "Ellie is not Ellie," she said during a river. "The whole situation should be sort of a social experiment. Ellie is actually Punisher, and he told me yesterday, so let's go. "
Aspen could not pinpoint why Punisher did it, who delivered Ellie's voice in Streams or how he did it all, but she painted it as a" social experiment that went awry ", Which finally showed how difficult it is to be a woman in competition halls. Currently, Ellie's true identity is not fully understood. Aspen, Punisher and the Ellie report have not responded to the request of Kotaku for comments.
These new revelations have baffled and upset the competition Overwatch that this whole fiasco will be another unfair hurdle for future players who manage to pull themselves up onto the deterrent mountain, the as esport.
"I'm seven thousand damn levels about this Ellie situation" said Liz Richardson editor-in-chief at Overwatch esports site Overwatchscore . "Apart from those involved, this" stunt "will have lasting effects on ANY woman / [non-binary] trying to get into Contenders, ALL of them will now be molested" lol are you ?? ".