Former Dallas Fuel star accused of holding team hostage until he was released
Former Dallas Fuel pro, Jang” Decay” Gui-un who left the team in August is now accused of holding his team hostage and even benching himself due to unhappiness. Of course, rumors started to swirl earlier in the year when Decay was benched for seemingly no reason, but a Dallas Fuel player has now come forward after losing to him and The Washington Justice 3-0 in the playoffs.
The player in question is William” Crimzo” Hernandez, who claimed it was difficult to see his team get swept 3-0 in the OWL playoffs by a guy that held the team hostage for months. Although there has been no confirmation one way or another on whether the allegations are true or not, the Overwatch community has been seemingly divided ever since Jang benched himself earlier this year.
Crimzo claimed in a tweet that Jang held the team hostage due to unhappiness with his situation, which seemingly led to him benching himself during the season. Again, not a lot is known about the truth to these rumors, but there are some in the Overwatch community claiming that player contracts allows people to basically get away with anything during their time with a team.
One former commentator and current esports insider, Christopher,” Montecristo” Mykles , claims that player contracts basically allows players to hold their team hostage and quit practices without any type of consequences. Not only would this basically bring practices to a halt if true, it basically puts teams at the mercy of their star players and what they think is best.
It also seems to show the need for stringent player rules and disciplinary actions if they choose to not follow a rule or refuse to participate in practice. If nothing else, Jang has showed that this kind of behavior can be detrimental to a team’s chances at success and should definitely be addressed at some point during the off season to avoid future issues like this.
While one would probably like to attribute Dallas’s entire demise to the departure of Jang,” the team also parted ways with their head coach and an assistant coach as well. All of that, mixed with the departure of Gui-un, most likely created a series of negative events that eventually led to them getting crushed in the playoffs.
“When Decay was released (on Aug. 3), our initial thoughts, half-jokingly, we said maybe we weren’t considering the pressure the enemy team will give us if we end up meeting him as our enemy,” interim Dallas Fuel head coach, Kim Yong, told The News via interpreter in a phone interview. “That came true, especially in the playoffs, and that’s not a good feeling.”
In the end, it will be very interesting to see what else comes out about this in the future and if Decay really did hold his team hostage for months over unhappiness. Furthermore, it will be even more interesting to see if this forces teams to take a look at how they do their contracts with players and what kind of punishments will be given if something like this ends up happening again.