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LA Gladiators coach dpei apologises for bumping into players

He accidentally collided with Houston Outlaws players backstage.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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The Overwatch League has had its fair share of incidents over the first few months, with a number of individuals banned and/or receiving criticism for their behaviour both in and out of the competition, and now the LA Gladiators have released a statement about their coach David 'dpei' Pei bumping into Houston Outlaws players backstage.

"During halftime of the match against the Houston Outlaws last night, Gladiators head coach, David "dpei" Pei, accidentally bumped into Outlaws players backstage. He wanted to share this with the players and our fans," the statement reads.

"Yesterday during the Outlaws match, I inadvertently bumped into two of the Outlaws players," dpei writes. "I hadn't been watching where I was going. I was distracted thinking about what to say to our team for Kings Row, but I wanted to apologize immediately. I apologized to their players immediately after the game and Tairong shortly after. I am sincerely sorry for my actions and assure you that there was no malicious intent. Even though it was an accident, it was still unprofessional of me to shoulder bump players from another team so again, I am sorry."

After the Twitter announcement of this statement some thought it was a joke considering the number of incidents and statements in the league already, but it seems as if this was serious, although that hasn't stopped figures like MonteCristo questioning the whole process. "Why can't you just apologize in person? Why does this have to be a public announcement? This is ridiculous," he wrote.

Do you think this should have been handled differently? Or did Gladiators do the right thing?

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