Canadian esports player goes on career-ending racist rant

Nick Ashbourne
Overwatch player Matt “Dellor” Vaughn made some seriously objectionable comments that ended his pro career.
(AP Photo)

It’s not uncommon for gamers – professional or not – to engage in heated exchanges during online matches, but Toronto Esports’ Matt “Dellor” Vaughn was recently caught taking that norm to an exceedingly offensive place – and his esports career is over as a result.

The 28-year-old accidentally streamed a game of “Overwatch” to his Twitch followers on Saturday that included a tirade of racially abusive language. Be warned the video is loud and contains continued use of a racial slur.

Toronto Esports responded to this by cutting Vaughn loose and releasing the following statement:

“Toronto Esports is an organization built on inclusivity, and we have always had a zero- tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination,” said President Ryan Pallett. “Immediately upon learning of the incident, the player was interviewed, admitted to the offence, and was notified that his contract with the organization was being terminated”

Following the incident, his Twitch channel has also been taken down for terms of service violations.

As well as losing a spot on his team and having his Twitch channel disabled, Vaughn also announced that he’s leaving esports forever.

“I’m sorry. I f—-d up,” he said on Twitter. “I’m done with esports and I won’t be returning.”