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#1 maneatingshovel

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:21 AM

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It's already posted on the Joindota forums but I'm thinking it may get deleted/censored.
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#2 Tardhunter

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

boycott joindota imo
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#3 ava-fans

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:27 AM

i dont mind
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#4 LuckoftheIrish

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:29 AM

Is it ok? No. Is it terribly surprising.... sadly not really. Pretty expected of nearly everyone in the community.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:33 AM

Ive heard worse things when ppl are raging so yeah... Kinda happens to all
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:35 AM

I would say it is okay. Anything that is okay at a bar/casino/sports venue should be okay in a video game. Also, keep in mind that professional basketball players have said much worse while trash talking during a game.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:36 AM

now cry
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#8 _JonhyBot_

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:36 AM

In fact its not ok! He used the expression: " as a niggers" which is a clear grammatical error! Did not expect these kind of errors from Tobi! A man must know how to write!
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#9 maneatingshovel

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:54 AM

"The DotA pub community (and additionally the HoN and LoL communities) is rife with racism. Players engage in casual racism, use racial slurs over voice chat or insult the other team (or their own teammates) textually with words like this all the time. This is nothing new and should be common knowledge for anyone who's been involved in pretty much any amount of public games.

One however would expect the premier Dota 2 caster, and one of the pillars of the community, to adhere to a higher standard than the lowest of the game's public players. For me, the comment was offensive, but moreover the way that Tobi explained it off with the quote "people just don't understand rage" and did not deign to apologize for it was even more telling. He seemed to know his comment was not appropriate but perhaps didn't grasp the full impact of what he'd said.

Tobi obviously has a lot of fans, and his commentary is delivered with an impressive level of hype and energy that brings new fans into the game. He also clearly tries to present himself professionally, from his cast, to his website, to his association with Valve and recent visit to their offices. It's that last part I would be concerned about were I in Tobi's shoes.

Many comments here seem to imply that this isn't a big deal -- but if Dota 2 is to be perceived as a professional esport, a racist remark in a public matchmaking game from the foremost caster, who is himself working very closely with the game's creators and principal sponsors, reflects extremely badly in my opinion. It creates an image of Tobi as not a professional but rather just a typical member of a bad community -- a community that Valve have been very vocal about their intentions to clean up ( http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/04/24/valve-may-try-to-make-jerks-pay-more-in-dota-2/ ).

In sum this is absolutely a big deal, and it would be in Tobi's best interest to issue a public apology and admission of wrongdoing immediately."

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http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/tke2i/this_is_unacceptable/c4nde56
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:02 AM

oh God! cry babies! They have too much free time :o
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