Super Smash Bros player Hyuga losing team sponsorship after allegations of groping an Evo attendee.
After being signed by VG Bootcamp two days ago, Christian “Hyuga” Medina allegedly groped an Evo attendee while heavily intoxicated.
Hyuga was reportedly very drunk, and popular Twitch streamer VikkiKitty and her boyfriend allowed Hyuga to sleep it off in their room. VikkiKitty awoke to Hyuga in between her and her boyfriend in her bed, groping her and and attempting to slide a hand down her pants. Hyuga was sent to the floor, and VikkiKitty changed beds. Fifteen minutes passed, and Hyuga once again got into VikkiKitty’s bed, after which he was kicked out of the room.
Hyuga attempted to clear the air with VikkiKitty via Twitter direct message, blaming alcohol for his actions. He never denied that the act happened, but that he was so drunk that he did not remember it happening. He also asked her if she would not press it further, as it would affect his ability to compete in the United States.
VG Bootcamp dropped him almost immediately and released this statement:
"We want to set a precedent for all teams and sponsored players in the smash community to say that these actions will not be glossed over and ignored. To be absolutely clear, as of right now, we have dropped Hyuga from our team completely."
As of right now, Hyuga is teamless and will likely never get team sponsorship ever again. Props to VG Bootcamp for handling this situation swiftly.
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