- He will go on unpaid leave for the next couple of months
- The decision was taken mutually by Rodriguez and G2’s board of supervisors
- Rodriguez addressed the community, saying he stands by G2’s decision
Following a clip of Rodriguez partying with controversial influencer Andrew Tate went viral, G2 suspended the CEO from the organization for eight weeks.
Rodriguez Is Suspended
Scandals are characteristic of political or celebrity figures, but they are also, unfortunately, sometimes present in the world of Esports as well. The latest such thing to rock the esports community was the 8-week suspension of G2 Esports’ CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez.
The 32-year-old founder of G2 will have his earnings suspended for eight weeks following the decision of the organization’s board of supervisors. The reason for this decision was a clip posted on social media of Rodriguez partying with controversial influencer Andrew Tate.
“After internal discussion, Carlos and our Supervisory Board have mutually agreed that he will take eight weeks of leave as CEO and suspend his earnings during that time,” wrote G2 in a statement posted on September 18. It followed a mutual agreement between the board and Rodriguez that the latter will take eight weeks of unpaid leave.
Rodrigues Addresses the Community
G2’s CEO’s choice of party companions is problematic due to the controversies surrounding Tate. The popular influencer has been caught up in scandals relating to misogyny, which is quite contrary to what G2’s goals for gaming are.
“It has always been my consistent target to stand for absolute equality of opportunity regardless of who you are or where you come from, which is what gaming is all about,” Rodriguez said in a statement on Twitter. “I failed to read this room right, feel terrible about the discussions it created and will stand up and accept the consequences in full.”
Rodriguez followed his first statement with one where he explains that acknowledges that he has made many mistakes in the past, from which he has learned. “I failed to read this room right, feel terrible about the discussions it created and will stand up and accept the consequences in full,” he said.
While Rodriquez is currently suspended, he will not be able to partake in G2’s operations regarding the participation of its teams in current and near-future tournaments. Rodriguez’s suspension will also last throughout this year’s League World Championship, where G2’s LoL roster will compete.