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Overwatch League player fired after sexual misconduct allegations (update)

Boston Uprising terminates DreamKazper’s contract

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The Overwatch League suspended Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez indefinitely after allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor spread around Twitter on Sunday. On Monday, his team terminated his contract.

Sanchez, who is also commonly referred to as DK and played for the Boston Uprising, became the subject of conversation after a collection of screenshots displaying conversations between Sanchez and a fan on Twitter were posted. A statement from the fan, who is reportedly 14, accompanied the photos. Sanchez is 21.

The Overwatch League posted a statement on Twitter just hours after conversation picked up.

“Earlier today the Overwatch League was made aware of the allegations against Jonathan ‘DreamKazper’ Sanchez,” the statement on Twitter read. “He is suspended indefinitely while the league investigates this matter.”

The Boston Uprising, Sanchez’s team, also posted a statement on Twitter, confirming it was aware of the situation and wouldn’t be commenting further during the investigation.

“The Boston Uprising has learned of allegations against Jonathan ‘DreamKazper’ Sanchez,” the tweet reads. “We take all allegations of this nature very seriously and as a result DreamKazper has been suspended from the Boston Uprising indefinitely. We will not be commenting any further while we investigate the matter.”

On Monday, the Uprising released a statement on Twitter, confirming that it had dropped Sanchez.

Sanchez’s termination follows a number of other Overwatch League players being suspended and fined for various incidents. The most high-profile case involved a Dallas Fuel player, Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who parted ways with his team after a series of suspensions and fines over inappropriate behavior. Most recently, another Dallas Fuel player, Son “Oge” Minseok, received a four-game suspension for account boosting in 2017.

Sanchez has not commented on the allegations at this time. Polygon has reached out to him for comment and will update the story if more information becomes available.

Update (April 9): The Boston Uprising announced today that it has released Sanchez from the team. This story has been updated with new information.

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