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Boston Uprising sack Mouffin after investigation into sexual misconduct

The Canadian flex tank was benched for Boston’s last match against Toronto Defiant and has now been formally dropped by the Overwatch League side.

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.
 

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