Pro Counter-Strike Player Suspended After Making Racist Comment


  • Pro Counter-Strike Player Suspended After Making Racist Comment

    A "professional" Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player has been suspended from the Faceit Pro League for one month after he called another player a "fucking monkey." Those were the words uttered by Nils "k1to" Gruhne of Alternate Attax towards Joao "felps" Vasconcellos during a European FPL game.

    Gruhne later issued a remark via Twitter saying that "we have (all) made mistakes and learned." Faceit still decided to take action against Gruhne. Milos "Mikey" Nedeljkovic issued this statement about the suspension.
    What happened yesterday is something that went beyond being a genuine joke among players at the point that one member could have felt being insulted on a racial base, which is something that cannot be acceptable and that is the reason why K1to has received 1 month suspension.

    We would like to close this short statement by publicly saying that the issue between players has already been resolved. K1to has already gave his excuses to Felps on private and public channels and he sincerely understood and accepted the reason of the ban.

    Alternate Attax issued their own statement on the matter, claiming that what was said "was never meant as a racist insult."
    "The word is practically harmless in German and our player was unaware of any implications that the word might carry in other languages.

    "This does of course not excuse the offense caused, but at least reveals that there was no racist intent to his actions... We will not be taking any kind of disciplinary action against [Gruhne]. He received a month-long FPL ban and we feel that this should be enough."
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