In the wake of claims of unfortunate sexual behavior against Evo prime supporter and president Joey “MrWizard” Cuellar, the battling game competition’s next occasion has been dropped, and Cuellar has been expelled from his position. The charges about Cuellar were made at the beginning of today in a post shared by long-term battling game player Mikey “Crackpr0n” Pham, who made both general and explicit cases, including one that occurred when he was a minor. Pham is the main wellspring of the claims until this point, albeit 2011 Evo champ Jay “Viscant” Snyder said in a currently erased tweet that Pham had previously related a similar story to him.
Evo rushed to address the charges, saying in a tweet that Cuellar had been put on “managerial leave pending an outsider examination.” Despite that, a few hours after the claims were made, multi-time EVO champion SonicFox declared that they were dropping out of the competition.
“Dozens” of unique players and casters followed SonicFox’s lead by pulling out of the opposition, esports savant Rod Breslau said on Twitter. Capcom, NetherRealm, and Bandai Namco all certified autonomously that they were pulling back too.
Faced with falling assistance, organizers reevaluated the entire rivalry, which was to be held longer than a month-long course of action of online events beginning on July 4. It in like manner pronounced that it was cutting ties with Cuellar totally.
“Starting at now, Joey Cuellar will never again be related with Evo in any capacity. We are starting at now moving toward his absolute segment from the association and have moderated him of all of his commitments,” the affiliation said in a declaration. “Proceeding, Tony Cannon will go about as CEO; in this position, he will play a powerful situation in sorting out remarkable obligation across Evo, both inside and at our events.”
“Progress doesn’t happen unexpectedly, or without the mental fortitude of the people who contradict lamentable conduct and injustice. We are dazed and debilitated by these events, anyway we are tuning in and concentrated on revealing every improvement that will be basic in making Evo a predominant model for the more grounded, progressively secure culture we in general search for. Consequently, we will drop Evo Online and will work to give limits for all players who chose to purchase a distinguishing proof. We will give what may be contrasted with the profits as promised to Project HOPE.”