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EVO 2019 Followed by Reports of Sexual Assault.

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Reports of sexual assault have followed the end of the EVO 2019 fighting game tournament event, which concluded Sunday night. Two different members of the fighting game community have spoken about sexual assault following the event. The first referenced multiple instances of sexual assault "at EVO," the second reports being a victim herself at a post-EVO after-party sponsored by Red Bull. A third EVO attendee reported being "roofied," also at the Red Bull EVO after-party, after receiving a drink intended for one of his women friends.

"Nobody should ever feel unsafe for being part of the [Fighting Game Community]," starts a tweet from EVO tournament player harli. harli says that during the EVO 2019 Red Bull after-party a man sexually assaulted her. After harli confronted the man, a fight broke out between the man and one of harli's friends. The man was then escorted out of the building by staff. harli's since requested help finding more information about the man.

Twitter user Yohosi, also a tournament player at EVO 2019, posted Monday Morning that, "Friends of mine were sexually assaulted at EVO, others were roofied." Yohosie didn't provide any further information regarding the reported acts, but did note that she didn't know who either of the perpetrators were.

"I wish it was just a vegas problem, but this is an FGC problem as well," reads a Twitter post from Tong Lee, chief of staff for CEO Gaming. Lee says on Twitter that he "took a drink that was intended for a woman friend of mine and that's the last thing I remember all night." He goes on to say that while he is "shook up a little mentally" about being roofied, he's more mad that this is a not uncommon occurrence. Lee didn't provide a name for who he suspects drugged the drink but did say that, "This was at an fgc event, the drink was given to a member of the fgc, from a member of the fgc."

Neither EVO nor Red Bull has officially commented on the alleged incidents.
 
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manfestival

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The roofie thing sucks. Glad that he is ok out of it since the guy is still a victim of drugging. I get that the intended victim is a woman but the actual victim is someone else.

Also it is unfortunate that there the sexual assault case with Harli(?) and the assaulter got confronted and kicked out. However, I don't get why this woman is pursuing this man further. Is she trying to go after the man to press charges or to sacrifice him to the internet virtue signalling gods? Maybe another angle? Anyways, not excusing the behavior but this isn't surprising at all.
 

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I can understand why the victim promoting the particulars any way imaginable to help identify the perpetrator. If calling it a FGC problem gets more attention from those who attended the FGC tournament / after-party, that is a good thing because it boosts the chances that someone who saw something speaks up. But this is not really a gaming, gaming community, or gaming culture issue. This is a alcohol + scumbag(s) = victim(s) issue.
 

Petaya Berry

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In my view, United States have a very specific view on what is a sexual assault.

If they knows that this always occur, I hope that next year they have cameras everywhere.
 

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I've been following this since it started and didn't know if I should post it or not . This is Kitana Prime's(MK commentator) girlfriend she was roofied and it apparently could've killed her .
 

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i you put drugs in someones drink you really are the biggest sack of shit ever
 
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So a lot of unsubstantiated reports then. Come back when police reports have been filed and people prosecuted and found guilty. Unfortunately there are a lot of insecure attention seeking people out there these days so I cannot believe people at face value anymore.
 
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Nymphae

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It's not an FGC problem. This happened at the Red Bull after party. Which was open to the public.
Well some things happened at Evo as well apparently. Just seems a bit ridiculous to call this an FGC problem, like it's inherent to the community rather than something that might unfortunately happen from time to time when thousands of people all gather together for a weekend long party, in Vegas, especially as the scene gets larger and larger.
 

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How the fuck are you gonna trust somebody with your drinks at a public event? I'm glad nobody got killed since one girl was on meds but these are adults. Ya'll should know better. Call the cops and don't let this turn into a shitshow where the case gets thrown out because of public interference/technicalities. I bet this kind of shit happens all the time in Vegas too.
 

Soltype

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Well ,statistically something should have happened, so I'm not surprised.
 
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Life

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So basically, skip the after-parties or risk mingling with after-panties.
 

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I’m not one of those sjw that try to cancel people just because we don’t agree. Anyways that’s fucked up, about the drugs, especially the girl who already have to take meds, that could’ve killed her. Man we really gotta do better, if you got a friend that jokes about shit like that or does shit like that please tell someone. I believe this only happen because drinks was free if you went to EVO which is nice. This is why we can’t have nice things, also the guy touching a girl just because got issues, you are in VEGAS. You can walk the strip and find plenty of females ready to go. The FGC is my favorite gaming community due to its diversity but man soo much shady shit made me stop coming around.
 
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I want to see faces of these bums..you telling me nerds who can't get pu$$ on the regular basis upping their game now by abusing my ladys the cowards way??!! Boi, they need a good ol' bitch slap to get the senses back..stay in your lane.

I know they will get busted by the Vegas Finest..
 
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I want to see faces of these bums..you telling me nerds who can't get pu$$ on the regular basis upping their game now by abusing my ladys the cowards way??!! Boi, they need a good ol' bitch slap to get the senses back..stay in your lane.

I know they will get busted by the Vegas Finest..
If you see a charming pro gamer its likely he is a sociopath and capable of such things.
 
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Rumour mill: Man gets shot. Crook on the run

Twitter moron: Can't believe Brad Pitt shot someone

Responder: How do you know it's Brad Pitt when no other source has said so?

Twitter moron: I read it on Youtube. The Youtuber said the dude bagging him popcorn at the $2 discount theatre heard it. So he posted the news before he was about to watch Stuber
 
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This is none of my business nor should it be anyone's till people have their due day in court. If it turns out to be true, I hope they throw the book at the scumbags.
But today you're innocent till proven guilty... Except for Twitter... There you're guilty until proven innocent or guilty by association., immediately. People just got their knives ready constantly without fact checking anything and it's disgusting.
 
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