The whole world may turn its back on ocelotes but not Perkz!
Carlos”ocelote” Rodriguez has resigned as CEO of G2 Esports – according to a press release issued by the organization at dawn this morning (September 24) Vietnam time. Initially, ocelote was forced to take eight weeks of unpaid leave after he was spotted partying with Andrew Tate – an alleged human trafficker and abuser – on Twitter.
After less than a week since the incident broke, ocelote broke up with the organization. “We have no tolerance for misconduct of any kind. We continue to prioritize promoting inclusivity and supporting a diverse community of players,” G2 wrote in a press release.
ocelote has founded and operated G2 since 2015 until now. In the early days of “birth”, G2 was born with the goal of focusing on League of Legends and since then has reached out in many e-sports. The organization also established many all-female Esports teams competing in VALORANT and League of Legends. ocelote announced his resignation as CEO of G2 through a video posted on his personal Twitter account. “I take full responsibility for everything that has happened in the past few days. And believe me when I say I feel ruined because of it.”
The Spanish former professional League of Legends player once claimed to be friends with Tate – a controversial figure in the whole social network for expressing his views on the abuse of women, being accused of fraud and having to participate in support. Assist in the investigation of many cases. After G2 fans and many other celebrities in the esports world noticed a video of an ocelot participating in Tate’s party, the former G2 CEO stated that, “no one can control our friendship.” and he himself could “party with whoever I wanted.”
Almost immediately, the ocelote suffered the consequences of her own statement. In addition to being cut off from the job that has been so familiar for nearly 10 years, the private relationship between ocelote and Tate is also said to be the main reason why G2 lost its place in the VALORANT franchise tournament of the year. 2023. It is unclear if any other G2 esports teams were implicated in this incident. At least for now, G2’s League of Legends team is staying away from troubles to fully focus on the 2022 World Finals in New York City, USA early next month.
“I created G2 over eight years ago and I started it with what I got as a player, investing everything in it not only money but also time. Things that were initially just a dream for me eventually took shape with a group of people with similar ambitions, cultures, and goals. That is something that I will always look back on and feel happy about.” – Ocelote shared.
While G2 has not announced the character who will sit in the vacant CEO chair, one of their former people has spoken. Perkz – a former G2 player and worthy of being considered the organization’s successful creation legend from the very beginning – expressed his gratitude to ocelote on his personal Twitter account. “From 30 cents on the floor buying gum to the first LAN prize and then hundreds, thousands and millions of dollars…Thanks for everything, boss!” – The Croatian player briefly tweeted along with a clip taken by ocelote in the cramped engine room of the new G2 founded in 2015.
They raised the bar to make G2 the greatest organization in LEC history with nine championships, Perkz the most successful European player with eight titles, etc. Not to mention the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational trophy. (MSI) – the first and only victory of a Western team in the professional League of Legends era (excluding Season 1 amateurs),… Despite facing many controversies after Perkz left G2 after the 2020 season – culminating in a clause banning the player from going to great rival Fnatic and pushing him to the LCS to play for Cloud9 – but the 23-year-old still respects ocelote.
“There are a lot of people gloating on Twitter who see it as a part-time job praying for someone else’s demise. Meanwhile, all day now they just hide in the basement and wait for their mother to make toast with ham and cheese for dinner” – Perkz mocked those who were gloating over the ocelote’s death.