On Feb. 4, two LCS groups who may simply reign supreme and snag the cup for themselves clashed—TSM and 100 Thieves. To hype up the viewers for the match, the LCS broadcasting staff ready a section that includes Reddit and Twitter posts on the TSM controversy that occurred in 2022.
After watching the section that dug deep into the delicate topic of office abuse at TSM, Doublelift commented on his stream how the section actually missed the mark, saying it was unfair to the victims who suffered the abuse. “This jogs my memory of child-focused theatre, the place it’s over-the-top theatricals, however for leisure and comedy… This isn’t humorous, this not entertaining,” Doublelift stated.
Doublelift, a former TSM participant himself, defined that it was bizarre office harassment and legality have been featured in an LCS section. “That is simply bizarre, that is simply so bizarre, and the best way that it’s introduced is so fucking bizarre should you actually give it some thought. I imply, it’s office harassment, it’s like legality is concerned, there’s like precise lawsuits concerned… this is sort of a deeply traumatic collection of occasions that occurred to lots of people, not simply me,” he stated.
Seeing the backlash from the neighborhood, the caster who was featured within the LCS section, Gabby “LeTigress” Durden apologized on Twitter. She emphasised how this section missed the mark and solely additional damage individuals affected by these occasions.
To this, Doublelift replied saying the caster ought to apologize to everybody who suffered verbal abuse and harassment. Along with that, Doublelift stated LeTigress ought to take away herself as “the ineffective strawman the place you continue to see your self because the sufferer” and it would truly appear to be an apology.
LeTigress’ fellow caster, Azael, nonetheless, applauded her for accepting the accountability for this and defined the way it was not her fault fully, however quite the fault of the manufacturing staff that allow this undergo.
“Takes lots of guts to just accept accountability for one thing like this,” Azael stated. “You might have introduced it, however on the finish of the day it’s the accountability of the entire LCS staff to verify issues going out hit the best notes…”