08 Apr 2021 8:59 AM +00:00

Overwatch League: Dallas Fuel fires support player Jonathan ‘HarryHook’ Tejedor for ‘misconduct’

Following a string of line-up changes earlier this week—including the loss of its head coach—the Dallas Fuel fired support player Jonathan “HarryHook” Tejedor on Wednesday. As reported by Dot Esports, the organization posted a brief statement on Twitter, calling this the result of “player misconduct.”

Earlier in the day, a 23-year-old graduate student named Regina shared several screenshots of a conversation she’d had with Tejedor online. In the talk, she carefully explained to him that past comments he’d made, and his choice of words, were often misogynistic in nature.

Regina’s posts were in response to another user’s tweets: Adam, who goes by the Twitter handle @TheTattooDad. “I know you’re making changes,” they said, addressing the Dallas Fuel directly, “but this is a change that should have been made a long time ago.”

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Adam, too, passed along a screenshot in which HarryHook appeared to call a woman a “whore.”

“This isn’t isolated behavior, unfortunately,” said Regina. “For the most part, I do believe that things should be settled privately,” she added. “However, in this case, it is really inappropriate behavior, especially for a professional.”

“We thank [HarryHook] for his four years with the organization,” the Fuel said, “and wish him the best in the future.”

On Tuesday, Fuel head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins resigned amid the firing of Gui-un “Decay” Jang. The organization also dismissed assistant coach Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong. Prior to all of this, Hyeon “Effect” Hwang began his previously announced retirement from Overwatch on Monday.