Overwatch player Samito dropped by esports team Florida Mayhem for toxic self-harm rant on stream
Overwatch League team Florida Mayhem has dropped streamer Sam “Samito” Dawahare after a live rant that included telling a viewer to kill themselves.
Taking out his anger in a long monologue, he eventually ended with: “Get the f*** out of my stream. Never come back. No one loves you. Kill yourself.”
He has since released a (somewhat awkward) apology video on his YouTube channel, where he admits what he said was wrong.
“That’s my persona, the angry toxic gamer,” he said. “I said it, I’m accountable for it, and I’m sorry.”
Immediately after the comment in the stream, he apologised and said it slipped out because he received the same insult while playing Call of Duty the previous night.
He also believes that the clip of the incident was uploaded to Reddit by a known troll in his community who took the clip out of context “to better suit their narrative”.
Samito claims that being dropped by Florida Mayhem – where he is an affiliate streamer and content creator – was due to this troll sharing the clip. He also claims he should have received a fine and not a ban, like other streamers in the community.
Florida Mayhem has since released a statement explaining why Samito has been dropped.
“The comments made by Samito on his recent stream are unacceptable and in no way represent the values of the Florida Mayhem,” it reads.
In response, the team is making a donation to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Effective immediately, @SamitoFPS is no longer affiliated with the Florida Mayhem.
Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/hjAwOMHSeS
— Florida Mayhem (@FLMayhem) May 28, 2021
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“I’m not trying to divert attention away from f**king up,” said Samito in his apology video, despite saying he plans to sue the troll for defamation.
Streamers lash out sometimes while playing games on stream, but at the end of the day, these kinds of toxic and harmful comments are absolutely not acceptable.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.
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