- G2’s Tyler “Dezignful” Gardner was accused of participating in a misogynist chant at ALGS
- He and several other Apex personalities were accused by streamer ConfusingQT
- Dezignful denies all accusations
Just days after G2’s CEO was caught up in a scandal involving misogyny, now one of the organization’s players is accused of chanting sexist phrases at the ALGS Championship.
Dezignful Was Accused of Misogynistic Behavior
G2 Esports has been the center of a few controversies involving accusations of misogyny, with the latest one being about the organization’s Tyler “Dezignful” Gardner. He was accused of participating in a misogynist “chant” when he attended the Apex Legends Global Series LAN in Raleigh, North Carolina.
These accusations come from Apex streamer ConfusingQT who was at the event as a fan. She says she saw Tyler “Dezignful” Gardner, alongside other content creators such as Daltoosh, chanting misogynistic lyrics. Apparently, the theme of the chant was about “Egirls at LAN” with some of the lyrics being “when they’re dead and long forgotten, we’ll dig them up and fuck them rotten.”
ConfusingQT’s statement concludes by saying she tried to avoid the people involved in the chant for the rest of the tournament. In about a day, the post gathered thousands of Twitter users’ attention, growing in popularity when it was shared by Full Squad Gaming’s Jake Lucky.
If the allegations turn out to be true, this would be the second time a member of G2’s been accused of misogyny in the past week. Just a few days ago, the organization’s CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez was forced into an 8-week suspension, due to him posting a video partying with controversial internet figure Andrew Tate. Tate has not once been criticized for his approach and thoughts of women, with even allegations of human trafficking thrown at him.
Dezignful Responds to the Allegations
With so many social media users asking questions, it was expected Dezignful will respond. The accused player denied participating in any “chant,” or that there was a chant involving multiple people in the first place. Instead, he claimed that someone was reciting a toast that they had heard, and that neither he nor any of the people mentioned by ConfusingQT were attempting to chant the toast.
Another one of the accused, streamer Drac, also denied that there was a chant, and corroborated Dezignful’s claim that someone else around the group was reciting a toast that they had heard before. He said to his viewers in a stream that he did not participate in any chants, noting that he had lost his voice at the LAN and could barely speak. The streamer also said that if there was such chanting as described by ConfusingQT, then there should be a recording of the event.
With a notable lack of such evidence, at least at the time of writing of this article, and no other witnesses coming forward to support ConfusingQT’s claims, the allegations are difficult to prove.