Paul "Redeye" Chaloner has introduced his choice to go away the esports trade after allegations of abuse of energy and blackmail.
Veteran esports host and commentator Paul “Redeye” Chaloner has determined to step away from the esports trade amid allegations of abuse, the 48-year-old revealed on Twitter as we speak. Redeye has been engaged on esports broadcasts since 2002, making him some of the skilled veterans within the trade.
The accusations got here to mild on June 27th, when fellow CS: GO host and interviewer James Banks launched a Google Document detailing Chaloner’s alleged abuse and blackmail. Banks reveals his personal experiences with Redeye’s alleged abuse of energy, and shares screenshots of discussions with different unnamed people, every with comparable tales. “Redeye has executed some extremely horrible and disgusting issues to me and others inside the esports scene,” Banks states, “abusing his place and energy for a few years.”
The allegations proceed up via Chaloner’s time with esports expertise company Code Purple. Banks claims that Redeye, backed by Code Purple, has tried to blackmail him into not going public with these allegations. Redeye launched his personal Document sharing his aspect later that very same day. Banks published a response on June 28th, revealing additional data on sure allegations towards Chaloner.
Redeye launched one other assertion on Twitter as we speak, the place he revealed he can be stepping away from the esports trade, and would not host any esports occasions. “Following the assaults made on my character over the previous few days,” Chaloner begins, “I’ve determined to stroll away from esports.”
Redeye states that he has resigned as Managing Director of Code Purple, efficient instantly. “Code Purple is an unimaginable firm full of wonderful individuals who have executed some good issues already for esports and can proceed to take action with out me,” Chaloner writes.
Lastly, Redeye affords an apology, stating that this expertise has been a “enormous eye opener” for him. "I by no means supposed to upset you and hope that you’ve lengthy and profitable careers."
In closing, Chaloner states, "I’m really grateful for all the things and proud to have been there to look at the [esports] trade develop and share the final 18 years of my life with you."
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