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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

K1to suspended by Faceit for racist comment against Felps

The comment was caught on stream.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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CS:GO player Nils 'k1to' Gruhne was recently caught on stream (in a video clipped from Twitch) using a racial slur towards SK Gaming's João 'felps' Vasconcellos, also being called out by felps himself on Twitter, and now Milos 'Mikey' Nedeljkovic, community relations representative for esports competition organiser Faceit, has announced that k1to has been banned from the Faceit Pro League as a result.

"What happened yesterday is something that went beyond being a genuine joke among players at the point that one member could have felt being insulted on a racial base, which is something that cannot be acceptable and that is the reason why K1to has received 1 month suspension," Mikey wrote. "We would like to close this short statement by publicly saying that the issue between players has already been resolved. K1to has already gave his excuses to Felps on private and public channels and he sincerely understood and accepted the reason of the ban."

"If there is any place where young talents should make mistakes, that is FPL. It's a school after all for them where they don't only improve in skill, but also improve on human relationships they need to have with their collegues and learn to respect one another," he added.

Do you think the ban is appropriate in terms of length?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Photo: João Vasconcellos