Former Brazilian League of Legends (LoL) participant, coach, and Riot Video games caster Gabriel “MiT” Souza was accused of sexual assault on Tuesday by tattoo artist Daniela Li. In a sequence of posts on Twitter, Li described how Souza allegedly pressured her to carry out oral intercourse throughout a date in 2013 or 2014. Shortly after, cosplayer Debora Fuzeti answered Li’s publish with the declare that she “went by way of the identical with the identical individual.”
Souza is thought within the Brazilian LoL neighborhood for having labored in essential groups comparable to Flamengo Esports and paiN Gaming. In 2020, he labored as a caster for Riot Video games on the Challenger Circuit, a decrease division of the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLoL), now extinct because of the CBLoL transfer right into a franchise mannequin.
Riot Video games advised The Esports Observer that “the CBLoL casters crew will probably be introduced within the coming days. The corporate confirms, nevertheless, that Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza is just not among the many expertise employed for the 2021 season of the championship.”
Earlier than posting her account on the happenings, Li wrote that it was “some of the troublesome issues I’ve ever executed in my life, however it’s one thing that haunts me for years and all the time comes again, though I attempt to neglect all the things.” In her posts, she says that the story of that evening is even recognized by way of the neighborhood, excluding the truth that Souza pressured her into oral intercourse.
The Brazilian esports neighborhood, together with individuals who labored with Souza, expressed help for Li by way of social media. The publish has additionally inspired different girls to reveal abusive conditions by different native esports personalities, comparable to Sharks Esports Counter-Strike: International Offensive (CS:GO) professional participant Fillipe “pancc” Martins, 22-years-old on the time, who had his sexually-themed conversations with a 15-year-old woman uncovered on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Souza has not publicly commented on the accusations so far. TEO additionally contacted Li and Fuzeti for remark however has not obtained a response as of this writing.
Li’s full publish on Twitter follows under, translated from Portuguese.
** Content material warning: the paragraphs under element an alleged sexual assault **
“A number of years in the past, 6-7 years in the past, I matched up with a man on Tinder, who I already knew who [he] was as a result of he was a coach for one of many greatest groups in LoL, I believed it was wonderful to be in that atmosphere and stuff. We began to [talk], we stored speaking about going out, I feel I even despatched him photos and issues like that. He repeatedly insisted that we should always exit to a ‘resort’ and that we didn’t must do something, simply watch a film and speak. I had already made it clear to him that I wouldn’t love to do sure issues on the primary date, as a result of I didn’t prefer it and I simply wished to get out and get to know myself higher. He was super-persistent with this story of going to the resort or one thing, I even thought of it a couple of instances, however I stated I used to be going to really feel uncomfortable and I by no means went.
There was a day after we agreed to exit and see the place we had been going after I picked him up, to eat, drink, speak in some bar or no matter. I picked him up at GH [Gaming House] by automobile and we stopped on a road in Jardins [district in São Paulo] to resolve what we had been going to do. Then we began to kiss and OUT OF NOTHING he simply took [his penis] out. I used to be alone with a man in the midst of a desert neighborhood at evening. He began to pressure my head to suck him, which I clearly didn’t need and HE KNEW. I attempt to not, however he pushed and held my head on his [penis.] He tells this model of the story to folks himself (which I didn’t need). Solely hiding the truth that he pressured me. After that, I simply left him on the home.
It took me a LONG time to essentially perceive what had occurred to me that evening, a lot in order that afterward I nonetheless talked to him (for a short while). As a result of till then I didn’t have that consciousness that I’ve right this moment, I simply didn’t consider that it had occurred to me and that somebody like that man, whom I admired even had executed one thing like this. Few knew about it, however I advised some folks this 12 months and one other woman got here to me, who known as me at DM [direct message] and stated she was abused by the identical man. And in addition that she is aware of others, that we weren’t the one ones. I’m not going to call anybody as a result of it doesn’t match me.
I received bored with dwelling within the shadow of my abuse and seeing my abuser simply rising up, interacting with folks I do know, hanging out with folks I like. I even lower folks from my life due to that, individuals who knew what I went by way of and CHOSE to go for a stroll and change into associates with the man as a result of he lives in a home with a pool. The results I’ve of this may stick with me my complete life, my cries, my anxiousness assaults, my insomnia, worry of going out alone with another person after I meet somebody, amongst different stuff. My intention right here with this ‘uncovered’ is to alert, and if this prevents one thing like this from occurring to a different girl by the hand of this man, I will probably be slightly lighter.
I used to be not going to, however I’m writing the title as a result of I mirrored extra and there’s no level in warning with out really warning: the title of my abuser is Gabriel, or higher often known as Mit. I’m going to get away from right here (Twitter) for a couple of days so I received’t be affected a lot. I recognize the messages of help.”