Carlos Rodriguez, the CEO of G2 Esports, will be fired for eight weeks following an internal suspension ordered by the G2s board of supervisors. Rodriguez's decision comes less than 24 hours after he shared a video of himself with controversial content creator and internet figure Andrew Tate.
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The G2 CEO retaliates, saying that nobody will ever be able to monitor my friendships and that I party with whoever the fuck I want.
According to a social media post from the organization earlier today, G2 suspended Rodriguez for eight weeks without pay this morning. Both parties made the decision.
Rodriguez apologized to the G2 fanbase immediately following the consequences of his actions.
Rodriguez said in a statement on social media earlier today that he wanted to stand for absolute equality of opportunity no matter who you are or where you come from. I failed to read this room correctly, feel terrible about the discussions it provoked and will stand up and accept the consequences in full.
Many G2 followers were let down this weekend, which prompted confusion about what I stand for.It has always been my intention to stand for absolute equality of opportunity regardless of who you are or where you come from, which is what gaming is all about. (1/2)
Rodriguez's initial statements on Twitter yesterday sent the esports industry at large into a frenzy, with many of G2's executives, colleagues, and professional associates condemning both his original actions and his immediate retaliation of doubling down.
The earliest Rodriguez will be able to return to G2 is on November 13.
This story is still developing. More information will be provided as additional information becomes available.