‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast
Over the weekend, overwatch contenders happened. During that event a few things happened. Richard Lewis reported that Fusion University’s jerseys were banned because the front had the acronym FU for Fusion University. On top of that the twitch stream decided to ban monkaS because it was a frog. Other words included “sucks” and “lmao”. They then banned a player’s ID which was Climax.
So I’ve thought about this for a long time. A seriously long time and I don’t understand why? As far as I know, none of the League of Legends streams ever went that far. I’ve never seen it in CS:GO, SC2, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Quake, Smash 4, Street Fighter, FGC, or any other console games that I’m aware of.
What exactly does this help? It’s not like doing those things gets more sponsorship (as far as I’m aware). Does it actually attract more mainstream audiences or casuals that play the Overwatch game? I haven’t seen anything that could prove that is the case. Does it help make the community a better place? No, none of those are even charged emotes or words.
I’m just completely bamboozled as to why? I don’t know what it accomplishes or why it was done at all.
*This thread implies that for at least the jersey it was a matter of red tape more than an outright ban with comments from kirby, the Philly Fusion Coach.