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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO commentator Sadokist apologises for stream comments

He used racist language and told fans to kill themselves.

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A few nights ago CS:GO commentator Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett streamed PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Twitch, but during the stream he used a racial slur and told members of the community to kill themselves, both of which has led to him being banned from the streaming service, as reported by PC Gamer.

Sadokist has since taken to Facebook to apologise for his actions, saying:

"There are no excuses for what I said. Racism of any variety is absolutely despicable, and unacceptable. No person is void of judgement for their own actions, and that applies to me as well. While I appreciate people trying to play down the situation, there are no grounds to do so."

He also talks about his employers, who have trusted him to handle the issue on his own. Regardless, Sadokist has decided not to attend the Pro League this week as he weighs up his options, which may involve moving away from the scene entirely.

"It is no secret that I have considered moving on from CS/esports in the past, and last July I came very close to doing so. Three years of non-stop service to the industry has been a massive undertaking, and while it has been extremely rewarding, and I am very fortunate professionally, it has come at a massive cost personally. Perhaps (somewhat) ironically, I told many of my colleagues and friends that on my 29th birthday I was going to put in a better effort to focus on my fitness and well-being for the next six months in a bid to pursue other endeavours that would require me to be in a much better shape."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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