Several personalities of the Dota scene currently face allegations on sexual harassment and assault. Among those, there have been several women going public with claims against TobiWan.
On Thursday, artist Botjira responded to a Tweet of Austin 'TheCapitalist' Walsh who quote-tweeted a now-deleted post by TobiWan. Botjira claimed that TobiWan allegedly pinned her down in a hotel room.
He pinned me down in a hotel room. I almost didn't escape.— 寧 (@botjira) June 25, 2020
Cosplayer Meruna later shared her experience titled "TobiWan did not take No for an answer". She accuses him of initiating sexual activity against "her clear wishes" nine years ago.
TobiWan responded with the following statement on the situation:
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— Toby Dawson 托比道森 (@TobiWanDOTA) June 25, 2020
Valve removed all of TobiWan's voicelines in the current Battle Pass and replaced them with voicelines from other casters. Patch notes are pending.
The following Chat Wheel lines have been replaced for the TI10 Battle Pass.— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) June 26, 2020
- It's a disastah! > Holy Moly!
- Oh my lord! > I can't believe what we're seeing. What just happened?
- Whoa, how close was that? > You're a goddamn hero!#TI10 #Dota2
Photo credit: ESL Helena Kristiansson