DOTA 2 Caster TOBIWAN Leaves E-Sports For Good After Sexual Assault Allegations
Popular international E-Sports personality and commentator Tobiwan just announced his departure from the entire gaming scene.
The veteran Australian DOTA 2 caster whose real name is Toby Dawson was in hot water recently after various sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations surfaced against him.
The story I won't share (and why)— Meruna (@Meruna_) June 24, 2020
TobiWan did not take No for an answer— Meruna (@Meruna_) June 25, 2020
Tobiwan responded to the allegations and gave his side of the story in a lengthy Twitter post but other names in the DOTA 2 scene raised their voices in unison against him.
Earlier today I tried to write a response to the women who have been speaking out about what has happened to (cont) https://t.co/BQuCMMSETz— Inactive (@TobiWanDOTA) June 25, 2020
Another popular caster, Capitalist, made it clear that he wants Toby out of the community while DOTA 2 developer Valve removed his voice lines in the game and upcoming tournaments.
Not a single doubt in my mind. Get him the fuck away from DotA https://t.co/1D5F5s2uwT— Cap (@DotACapitalist) June 25, 2020
Valve has removed Tobiwan's voice lines from the Dota 2 TI10 Battle Pass following allegations from several women of sexual misconduct pic.twitter.com/tTIYbpRVxt— Rod "SimpLord69 stan" Breslau (@Slasher) June 25, 2020
Earlier today, Tobiwan announced that he's walking away from the world of E-Sports after 17 years. He also changed his Twitter username to "Inactive". "As of this post I will cease to have any public image in E-sports. I will never commentate again and my focus will turn fully to my family and finding away to move on in life," he wrote.
However, he reiterated, "Those who have made serious allegations against me should follow the proper process through the law, and not rely on innuendo or evidence void of scrutiny and both perspectives. I want to make it clear: I am not guilty of any criminal offence."