Previously, “Guru”—whose real name is Szymon Nieciag—was very popular on Twitch. He has since then been ostracized and has lost all his sponsors. His team has dropped him as well. True E Sports published the following tweet in response to the incident:
We distance ourselfes from what Guru said on @LiquidTLO‘s stream. We don’t share his opinions and he is not part of the team anymore.
— True eSport (@TeS_eSport) November 9, 2016
You can watch the video of this incident below. Scroll to the 1 hour 44 minutes mark and hit play to watch the relevant event.
Professional e-sports may be one of the most inclusive sports anywhere worldwide, so it is reassuring to see that the community is willing to take swift action against bigotry. If hate speech is not tolerated, it loses its destructive power, and this is as it should be.