When you gotta go, you definitely gotta go. I just want that esports tournaments felt the identical about permitting their competition use the rest room. Professional participant Oliver “Skiter” Lepko peed in a bottle during an ongoing DOTA 2 tournament, citing the organizers’ policies against heading to the toilet all through a match. Here’s a photograph of the pee bottle for your…uhhh, enjoyment?
DPC 2023 WEU Wintertime Tour Division 1 is a DOTA 2 match arranged by the Romanian esports business PGL. 8 European teams contend towards every single other from January 9 to 29 for a prize pool of $200,000. But that is not what you are fascinated in. You want to know why a professional gamer was peeing in a bottle like he’s an Amazon shipping driver.
Lepko advised Jake Blessed that he would have incurred a level 2 draft penalty (which usually means groups are delayed in choosing their heroes) if he opted to go to the bathroom, which was allegedly towards the principles. Instead than place his team at a downside or wait out the 40 minutes of a normal DOTA 2 match, Lepko took a bottle and peed in front of his teammates. I can’t come to a decision if I must commend him for being a staff participant, or if he really should have just taken the penalty. He forced his innocent teammates to see his junk, which couldn’t have been enjoyable for any one associated. Kotaku attained out to PGL to inquire how limitless lavatory breaks would impact the fairness of the event, but did not get a reaction by the time of publication. Lepko’s workforce experienced even so managed to get three out of 4 matches in the course of the event.
The strangeness of the tale does not halt there. Instead than apologizing and telling competition that they could use the toilet as significantly as they desired, PGL allegedly advised Lepko to “clarify [his] earlier tweet” about the pee bottle. “I knew the rulebook said no rest room breaks ended up permitted,” wrote Lepko. “I go [to the] bathroom before just about every sport, but drank a ton of drinking water and had to go once again owing to the extensive game.” Kotaku attained out to Lepko to talk to if any of his previous tournaments experienced a no-lavatory rule, but did not acquire a response..
The incident would seem funny on the surface, but it is deeply fucked up that esports tournaments are just as terrible about letting persons pee as Amazon is. Increase up, pro avid gamers. You have very little to shed but your chains.