Professional Overwatch player, Walid "Mouffin" Bassal, was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including grooming and blackmailing of underage girls. Now, the Boston Uprising has decided to terminate his contract, effective immediately.
The Boston Uprising has terminated the contract of Walid “Mouffin” Bassal.— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) April 4, 2020
Soon after the allegations came to light, the Uprising took to Twitter to announce the immediate benching of Mouffin, the regular starting flex tank up until this point.
Twitch streamer KhaleesiBB, the first accuser of Mouffin's actions, wasn't satisfied with the comments from the organization, accusing them of hiding the Canadian player's dubious behaviour, only reacting after it became public knowledge.
Not really sure how you can say there will be an investigation, you knew about these allegations you just did nothing.— Khaleesi (@KhaleesiBB) March 28, 2020
This isn't unknown territory for Uprising, as former damage dealer Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez was accused of grooming and soliciting pictures from minors back in 2018, leading to him being dropped and banned from professional Overwatch.
Boston will now rely entirely on Thomas "brussen" Brussen to fill the flex tank position, having already made his debut in a losing effort against Toronto Defiant.
The Uprising will return to action next April 11th when they take on the Houston Outlaws.