Ex-Overwatch pro leaks OWL email fining him $1,000 for Pepe meme
Back in season one of the league, in an attempt to improve his “Twitter game,” Silkthread tweeted, “Does anyone else love Pepe the frog?”
Shortly after doing so, the social media manager for his team, the Los Angeles Valiant, demanded he delete the tweet immediately.
While he did so, his remark didn’t go unnoticed by the Overwatch League, who fined the player a whopping $1,000 for the post. Fortunately, he was able to appeal the fine, and claimed he was unaware of the green frog’s alleged connection as a “hate symbol.”