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Growing Pains: A History of esports' worst, most infamous and game changing scandals

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From media laughing stock to media craze, from thousands of viewers to millions—esports has eclipsed all expectations in the last decade. But while competitive gaming has come a long way since its humble beginnings, it hasn’t been without its own controversies. And that’s no real surprise, just look at sports. From the NFL’s Deflategate and head trauma controversies to the MLB’s doping scandals and match fixing that dates back to 1919, one thing is pretty clear when it comes to professional sports—sometimes the spirit of competition gets lost in the money and fame. And esports is no exception. Now, in 2017, with the announcement of NA LCS franchising and the continued anticipation of the soon-to-come Overwatch League, esports takes yet another step towards maturity. As the industry continues to move forward, the interest and investments from the sports world is bound to lead to more professionalism, stability, and yes, scandals. Footage Courtesy: CEVO, Starladder, Blizzard, ELEAGUE, ESEA, ESL, GOM eXP, Honor the Call, Tmartn, IeSF, JoshOG, MBC, MLG, mOE TV, OGN, NFL, MLB, PGL, PhantomL0rd, Procydicate, Riot Games, theDailyDot, Team Curse, SPOTV, Sky News, Team EnVyUs, The Bitfury Group, TheWarOwl, TSM, Valve, weusecoins, fluff, Greg Wroblewski Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”). Check out theScore esports on Android and iOS: Android: http://thesco.re/esportsAndroidYT iOS: http://thesco.re/esportsiOSYT Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thescoreesports Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Snapchat: theScoreesports
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Text Comments (950)
winterhawk. (13 hours ago)
Skadoodle didn't get banned because he didn't agree. Although former iBuyPower roster players can play in ESL minors that are not sponsored by Valve corporation
JustEgal (16 hours ago)
Here after optic india xD
Magic Morgan (16 hours ago)
"And we found this new site"
G MAXX (3 days ago)
That's ridiculous not letting girls play hearthstone the reason females and males don't play together in normal sports is because of their physical differences
iceowl OW (3 days ago)
why wasnt skadoodle banned? when the rest of ibuypower was banned
The BranBaxy (8 days ago)
10:49 what happened?
King Chris1st (10 days ago)
Fuckin finally some place for me
katelyn ast (11 days ago)
man i feel bad for the first pro e-sports players, forging a path is never easy.
JollyElektabuzz (16 days ago)
No mention of the adderall scandal?
Derek Beck (16 days ago)
...an outdated rule...that doesn't even have to be enforced because there are none or FEW ACTUAL biological females. The only females consistently in pro level gaming aren't even biological females. (Scarlette[SC2], Ricki Ortiz[SF4/5], and Ramilia[Formally: LOL LCS for Renegade] these are folks who don't play within a female only league. They tend to only play men.) I do agree that the rule was stupid, but really, who was it hurting. (some could say it was gross oversight, seeing as that would ultimately be reversed.) Every other sport. PERIOD. Are divided based on gender, doesn't seem to be a problem there. Why is esports any different? Does that mean it's not a 'sport' in the competitive sense of the word? (not even getting into the sports=physical) I mean just sit back and ask yourself why they made the rule. It was probably (as I stated, gross oversight) what they thought was part of legitimizing esports as a legitimate 'sport'. (Chess is a sport, so can video games). I don't think (as you seem to imply) that they did it for the sole purpose to literally keep women out of esports. Side Note: Hearthstone shouldn't be divided, really women would probably have a better advantage when it's a more cerebral game rather then one based on reactions and mechanics. (not saying women can't, it's just men tend to be better at those kinds of tasks, just like how girls in school do better just watching, listening and taking notes, and boys are easier to teach with visuals and activities. Just nature folks) Also you have to remember men have more of a competitive drive relative to females (biologically, again why the only 'females' in competitive gaming who play against and in strictly men dominated leagues...are transgender). Why more high positions of power tend to be dominated by men, despite being discrimination laws to protect women in their pursuit for the top.
ONE VS ONE (17 days ago)
Skadoodle is not even top 50 with the awp
KaliFornia Dashcamer (17 days ago)
Hahaha sports without physical activity
Slagg Magoo (18 days ago)
Stop using that cringey outro girl and I will sub.
studddue cow (22 days ago)
F... guess he gotta make part 2 with Dreamkazper
kalikid gamer (25 days ago)
420 dislikes nice ;)
Chris Lundell (27 days ago)
my life over here took 70 mill to match make. shit who wouldn't
Matixx Thelonious (28 days ago)
Never in the history of dildo. Overwatch is so gay
Gogeta Kurasaki (1 month ago)
We found this new site called csgolotto LMAOOOOOOOOO
sickhouse (1 month ago)
You need to move back from the mic a bit lol. I can feel every p and b through my entire body
- Zer0 (1 month ago)
The overwatch league is failing miserably.
Steakilicious (1 month ago)
Some eSports scandals *Cough* *Cough* iBUYPOWER *Cough* *Cough* Can greatly improve the economy of the game after a few years
Agentpig05 (1 month ago)
Outdated policy? We will have men and women’s sports...
Toomflr (1 month ago)
Smash is the best honestly
JackTR21 (1 month ago)
Man, makes me realize the fgc is not considered esports still
thesmf1210 (1 month ago)
threats of making sure u lose a house, U MUGGY FUCK!!!!
Allan Dsouza (1 month ago)
*322*
Royal Pain In The Ass (1 month ago)
“And i found this new site” will forever go down in infamy
LeCoolFace (1 month ago)
"Esports" is still a buzzword, in my opinion. I love games and competitive scenes, but video games are not sports.
anamitra das (1 month ago)
Me fucking your mom is a sport for me so stfu
LeCoolFace (1 month ago)
League of Plebeians and Overtrash are cringy as fuck, including their followers. The games are bad but sadly have a huge following.
Cocorobo (1 month ago)
*note to self: Don't put up a giant jumbotron at my gaming tournament.*
Angry JackJack (1 month ago)
You should do an updated one including the dreamkazper situation from owl
Galaxy (1 month ago)
..And then the DreamKazper Scandal happened in the OWL..
Jacob Rendall (1 month ago)
You know, eSports are very similar to normal sports. You got the people who play it professionally on TV as a job playing games like dota and LoL, and end up getting involved with scandals and aren't mentally prepared for the harsh world before they're plunged into the deep end in a worldwide competition. Then you got the people on the medium level, where its some well known game that has a decent number of fans, but it's not the first thing you think of when you hear "eSports", where its entertaining to watch and they play because of their love for a game as opposed to their need to feel like they've won at something. Then finally, you got people who play with friends, who actually have the potential to find a partner and live a fulfilled, normal life.
Jonathan Carswell (1 month ago)
So I found this new site...
Nage Heiren (1 month ago)
nerds gamble bigger.
Vedaant Bhat (1 month ago)
Is DreamKazper in this??
AlphaWolf464 (4 days ago)
Vedaant Bhat no, it was published in 2017
HomelessFooser (1 month ago)
Live stream oversaturation did this. Twitch ruined gaming.
Mudlij Al-Zakwani (2 months ago)
I thought the title said growing penis
narfle (2 months ago)
First scandal you show an article about starcraft 2 (notice the colossus? Hard to miss) when talking about starcraft brood war. Thats sloppy at best. No wonder you blurred out the area where the date of the article is.
Aidan Cael (2 months ago)
Millions of viewers..I can not believe it!
Emmanuel Mondesir (2 months ago)
Good thing melee barely makes money
Black_C*cks (2 months ago)
i mean esports is still a bit of a laughing stock tbh
Regular Logic (2 months ago)
The tragic irony for the IESF descision, is that it effectively ruled out female talent from being broadcast. Under segregated competition, female players had better representation, but as a result of the outcry for "fairer standards" the majority of female players were swept aside by their male counterparts...
William Szentes (2 months ago)
Does anyone know if he's ever done a video about Rainbow Six Siege Pro League?
Zero Todona (2 months ago)
I hate esports. It’s so fucking boring at times. Let gamers be gamers, not fine them allllll the time for cursing or something.
HomelessFooser (1 month ago)
Zero Todona what are you talking about
Bon -herpaderp2 (2 months ago)
3:45 is a founder of tsm
anottakenusername (2 months ago)
It was only a split second, but that clip with the media laughing off esports gets me all salted up like some french fries. The media is always so out of touch with the common people. Also, that story about separating male and female players isn't as sexist as people think it is. EVERY other sport separates males and females because males have a physical advantage. I believe that advantage extends to reflexes and improvisation and that's why despite being half the population you will never see females dominating most sports competitions where they have to compete with men. Even if women were built exactly like men biologically and mentally women just aren't generally interested in these things like men are and you can't force women to be interested. Even at conventions most girls show up to do things like cosplay because it more aligns with their interests.
anottakenusername (2 months ago)
By the way just to be clear, some people assume this sort of topic is brought up to put down women, but that's not the point. Underdog wins and surprise upsets are the best kind of stories so I would love to see a girl win it all. At the same time I can't help but feel the need to face the reality of how unlikely that is, and unfortunately there will always be politically correct sjws calling anyone sexist for noticing this trend and proposing solutions like separate sex leagues. The girl you mentioned who gave up to pursue college did the smart thing because statistically she is much more likely to be successful and happier down that path. The real question is not how come women can't be dedicated enough to reach higher levels of play, but why is it that there are men insane enough to dedicate themselves to tasks to such an extreme degree without any guarantee of success?
anottakenusername (2 months ago)
You say "societal norms" as though it's a hurdle women have to deal with because of the "patriarchy" but if something so small holds you back from having fun or from what you are most passionate about then it just shows a very fragile resolve which would never be enough to stop a serious male. These guys know of the gamer stigma and how they most likely aren't going to get laid playing video games all day, but that doesn't stop them. I bet girls can get good enough to beat most guys, but to compete against guys who take this seriously, nah. Here is a video that perfectly illustrates my point about reflexes. Whenever you see mixed sex doubles tennis it always ends up the same way with the females simply not being able to handle male serves. Even Serena Williams in interviews admits she can't deal with it and you might argue that strength is a factor but a lot of times girls can't even react fast enough to reach the ball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLNIbgt6gJc
Atropa Belladonna (2 months ago)
I don't think physical advantages hold much (if any) advantages in the eSports scene. I think it's pretty inherent with low female population counts and the fact that female gamers tend to play more casually than male players (likely due to societal norms). Of the girl gamers that I have actually played with competitively, I've never noticed a solid difference between their performance and the performances of the guys. I played on a D1/Masters team in Smite and the girls in that clan could go head-to-head with the guys, with two of the girls actually getting picked for the main roster but turning it down to pursue college. I grinded that game for 4000+ hours after already being skilled with PC games, and they could certainly pose a threat to my roster spot. Other games show a similar trend to what I saw in Smite, with very few girls seriously competing but with many of them still reaching the top levels of the game (examples include Geguri and Barcode_ow in Overwatch for instance).
Kelvin Marte (2 months ago)
can you do a video about 2015-16 sc2 matchfixing scandal and its consequences?
KaOs ! (2 months ago)
Gaming is more powerful then people think It can bring so many people together yet tear people apart. But the media doesn't see often saying gaming is the cause of crimes when in reality is the opposite people don't kill because of video games but the media hates games and gamers and they don't realise what gaming can do.
Soliton FPV (2 months ago)
i hope Life burns in hell for what he did to the Starcraft scene
Tobias Schmitz (2 months ago)
This is so funny one tournament allows only male players and here we go having female only tournament all over the place and Noone cares
OrganizedKhaos (2 months ago)
SCARRA IMAQTPIE HOW COULD U
Jim Tore Oshaug (2 months ago)
Keep franchising out of CS:GO atleast! Unfair, closed enviroments spawn from it. Open league play like European football leagues is fairer by far
BADASS FISH (2 months ago)
Esports is a sweat fest
Instances RotMG (2 months ago)
Your doesn't get abbreviated with I
Rich Sherman (2 months ago)
Worst part about esports is always mentioning the prize pool. Every sport has a prize pool, but the prestige of winning a league/tournament is enough. For most traditional sports, you have to go online and look up how much teams get for winning. It has always looked to me as if they are saying, 'look! We have loads of money too! Please take us seriously'.
Bokononist (2 months ago)
a n d w e f o u n d t h i s n e w s i t e
Konrad von Schnitzeldorf (2 months ago)
There were people getting DDOsd and disconectet intentionally during the Smite pro league a few seasons ago
Aiden Snacklad (2 months ago)
You forgot to add that DaZeD owned NetcodeGuides team.
venzan (2 months ago)
#freeswag
EarthShake Spear (2 months ago)
Hahaha dota2 has less scandals.
Naotnoot (2 months ago)
gotta update with overwatch league xd
Cú_ Mara (2 months ago)
male, female brackets for Esports is weird. But no its not outdated when was the last time you saw a female competing with males in actual sports? You dont because they get destroyed by even the lowest ranked males.
mr Exia (2 months ago)
"Why divide male and female" ? Dumbass they want to give you a bit of the spotlight, if it wasn't a female-only section no one would never see you. If you play CSGO for example, pro fe teams got trashed 16-0 , 16-1 by tier 3 male teams or male friends mix. And they are paid at the difference of those teams. Just because they are women. So i think this question was pretty fucked up, Iesf just not had the balls to tell the truth.
Eugene InLaw (2 months ago)
Overwatch league is such a piece of shit, I can't even
Soulo (2 months ago)
Csgo.. Short competetiv lifespan... So we just forget about source, cz, 1.6 and earlier versions
Playstation Player (2 months ago)
Where is my prosor prosor 322
Pedro Paulo Biselli (2 months ago)
No scandals on the fgc? Lul
Joshua King (2 months ago)
I love these documentaries! My only knock is that I wish that links to the articles and other info referenced in the vids was in the description. Sure its all searchable but it would be a nice touch.
Jhakri (3 months ago)
lol overwatch league
Alain Aenjelo (3 months ago)
just hate it .... banning DaZed , Swag and all IBuyPower ??? FCKIN LIFETIME??TF
Rawb Wasab (3 months ago)
IeSF esports gender segregation doesn't matter because esports is male dominated for a reason: they are better players period.
AlphaWolf464 (2 months ago)
Rawb Wasab lol, not true. Girls aren’t as common in competitive games, but I don’t think there’s any proof. If you can show me legit evidence for that claim, please do, but you’re clearly pulling stuff out of your ass.
xXJackirBlackBloddXx (3 months ago)
owl is NOT a step towards proffessionallism, it's a step backwards
yaroslav coloskov (3 months ago)
barely mentioned Solo's 322, even thought it's still a meme to this day...
Nigel Baboolal (3 months ago)
Looking up is cheating? Maybe the organizers need to do a better job planning their stage layout.
Pedro Sugiyama (3 months ago)
Dreamkasper (playing for the Boston Uprising in the Overwatch League) got arrested for sexually harassing a girl.
Nadim Kazi (3 months ago)
0:53 is that Snax?
Nate Tidwell (3 months ago)
Imagine calling Dazed the best IGL. Lul.
kys (3 months ago)
csgo and short competitive lifespan? god,how high was the guy writing the script?
Attysu (3 months ago)
Might as well add on how Remilia was treated by that one guy who lied to her about her medical expenses being paid if she played and being forced to play while in pain from surgery and stuff.
SeniorsGoneWild (3 months ago)
dreamkazper :d
Steven4547466 (3 months ago)
It's not really a scandal if everyone knew about it
Smiles ツツ (4 months ago)
Theyre back babaaayy
Rick Rickson (4 months ago)
I don't see how its cheating if you all go random
judi2.0 2 (4 months ago)
6:45 they were right, women are slower then men by 1 frame and rember every frame fucking counts
judi2.0 2 (4 months ago)
But hearthstone is kind qeustionable, since it's more chess then skill
Kroniside (4 months ago)
*H E Y !* ITS TMARTN HERE!
Maya C. (4 months ago)
So weird..separating men and women on an e sport???? Its electronic??? The girls can choose male characters and the guys can choose female characters? How the hell??? Wtf?!?!?
Robin Nilselid (4 months ago)
I love how a male only tournament got some much hate but there are alot of female tournaments every year in different esports
Pyrex TV (4 months ago)
But you dont see woman and men playing basketball football boxing ect do you? Esports should be the same
Hender (4 months ago)
CSGO=best esport.
HIIAMKAM (4 months ago)
“Redditer”
Sakkehattu (4 months ago)
About that gender divided tournament. Its stupid, for sure. I think esports tournaments should be "gender neutral", as in both men and women (and attack helicopters) should be allowed in the same teams and tournaments. What I don't get is, there are female only CSGO tournaments etc, but no one is losing their shit because of that?
Eat Sleep League (4 months ago)
i am so happy to b a Part of this community where we play games and try make them better no matter what other call us and say about us we know who we are and what we are doing #Gaming for life ^__^... nice vid.
skotgun (4 months ago)
so... nothing on the BS that happened with the FGC and MLG in 2005 or 2010? sad.
Qimodis (4 months ago)
No 'chance of redemption? What?
Marcus Mitchell (4 months ago)
If there are female only leagues, why aren't we allowed to have male only tournaments?
LFX Gaming (4 months ago)
6:06 Jesus christ M0E has really let himself go he looks well buff there 😂
TheVoicz (4 months ago)
The number one scandal? Naming competitive gaming an actual sport. 🤣
AnimateLing (5 months ago)
Overwatch league has a pedophile in its history now
Jackson Hayes (5 months ago)
Dreamkazpers a pedo

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