Over the past month, there has been a continual surge of sexual allegations being made within the esports and gaming community. We have seen notable names come under fire, and rightly so. The most recent case of this came from within the professionally-franchised Call of Duty League. We’ve pieced together information regarding what got Momo fired.
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Momo Sexual Allegations
Tweets broke out this past week regarding Philip “Momo” Whitfield. These tweets first appeared on July 2nd. The tweets suggested that Momo had been reported to Activision directly, as Activision ran the Call of Duty League. Although Activision are yet to comment on the situation, Momo released his own statement this evening.
As can be expected, Momo has received a mix of support and criticism from the community following this statement. You can find the statement here. Momo has come out and addressed that, effective June 30th, he was fired from Activision Blizzard. This means he will no longer be involved with the Call of Duty League.
However, as the time has passed, Momo has continued to come under fire. People are making claims that he is “saving face” and has tried to word the statement in such a way as to make himself the victim.
More information will come to surface
As the allegations have gone through an internal investigation at Activision Blizzard, there are still many details that haven’t been touched on. With this being said, following Momos statement tonight, some of those impacted by his actions have started to speak out.
There is a thread from one of the victims shedding some light on how she was affected. It is truly horrible that issues like this are rife within the gaming and esports industry. It has become clear in recent weeks that industry leaders need to start setting an example so that this toxicity can be completely removed from the industry.
It appears that we are still waiting for a lot of details to break through. As this is a sensitive subject, we will avoid covering anything unless there is substantial proof and evidence. From comments that have been made, we could expect more news to break through this upcoming week. You can stay up to date on everything regarding this story and Call of Duty here.