G2 Esports CEO is taking an unpaid leave of absence following recent actions
Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez was seen partying with controversial influencer Andrew Tate.
Very recently, G2 Esports CEO Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez posted a video on Twitter, which showed him partying and celebrating G2 Esports' 2022 LEC victory, at an event with controversial and banned influencer Andrew Tate. This led to backlash from G2's fanbase, which Rodriguez responded to by tweeting, "Nobody will ever be able to police my friendships. I draw my line here. I party with whoever the fuck I want."
Needless to say, this action hasn't gone down too well with G2's fans or its supervisory board, and now Rodriguez has been ordered to take an unpaid leave of absence from the team for eight weeks. G2 commented on the matter, by stating:
"Last night we failed you. The actions of our CEO spoke a language in stark contrast with the value and the culture G2 lives by and strives for. And for that we apologize."
"Since our creation, we have worked hard to build a safe and inclusive environment to enjoy esports. These are just small steps in the right direction we need to take as a company. We'll continue to do our best each and every day to improve ourselves and the industry at large."
"After internal discussion, Carlos and our Supervisory Board have mutually agreed that he will take eight weeks of leave as CEO and suspend his earnings during that time."
Rodriguez has since commented on the matter, saying, "G2 is above Carlos and always has been. I will do anything to protect this company and my colleagues in it as it is my unconditional duty to them".