Bren, Tier One and MPL defends OhMyV33nus from bashersMay 1, 2021
- After losing their undefeated streak to Bren Esports at the MPL Philippines Season 7, Blacklist International captain and support OhMyV33nus got discriminated on regarding her gender.
- However, Bren Esports was quick to defend the player saying that they will block anyone saying homophobic remarks. Bren’s coach also defended OhMyV33nus.
- Tier One and Blacklist defended their player and stated their platform is will amplify everyone who got discriminated on.
- MPL’s analyst Midnight and shoutcaster Reptar both echoed the same statements saying #NoToDiscrimination.
- Finally, OhMyV33nus herself commented on the issue thanking everyone for the support and that she will also fight and be an inspiration for the LGBTQ+ community.
After losing their undefeated streak at the MPL Philippines Season 7 to Bren Esports last April 29, 2021, fans were quick to say homophobic retorts to Tier One‘s Blacklist International captain and support Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna.
Bren Esports defends OhMyV33nus
However, Bren Esports was quick to shut down the homophobes by blocking them from the page adding that “we don’t need you here”.
Despite the hate, most of the fans applauded Bren for its action towards the homophobic retorts.
Bren’s coach Francis “Duckey” Glindro also defended OhMyV33nus in his Facebook ending his statement saying “All hail QueenVee”.
Tier One and Blacklist International wants to #BreakTheCode
Ohmyv33nus is here to show everyone that esports knows no gender. No matter which MPL team or esports org you support, if you are someone who feels invalidated and discriminated in the world of gaming and esports because you are part of the LGBTQ+, we welcome you to our community. Let this be your safe space.Blacklist International
They continued to urge people to share their experience towards the topic and be the catalyst to amplify their voices and become visible in the esports and gaming community.
MPL says #NoToDiscrimination and #BeLegendary
Analyst Neil “Midnight” De Guzman was sad to see the criticism Blacklist got after losing. He continued that it may be a competition but these types of comments are geared to hatred and insensitivity.
He urged to unite as one community and be responsible in what to say.
Meanwhile shoutcaster Renmar “Reptar” Sta. Cruz said that people can support a team without having to say discriminating remarks targeted at a person’s race, physical appearance, gender, socioeconomic status, or anything.
Both ended their comments saying that’s how one person can #BeLegendary.
Ohmyv33nus comments on the issue
Ohmyv33nus also finally commented on the issue in her own fabulous manner saying the reason she did not speak up immediately is because she knows other people are also affected.
She starts off by giving everyone her respect and thanks. She states that she’s fully aware that discrimination can’t be stopped by just a snap of a finger but she will stand and fight not just to win but also to be an inspiration for the LGBTQ+ community.
She continues to say that she will use her platform to spread awareness about homophobia and how to turn the negativity into an inspiration to keep moving forward.