Over the last month, one of the hottest news was Mitch ‘Krepo’ Voorspoels who went through a scandal when his private pictures appeared on the Internet. For a couple of weeks, all talk in the eSports news was about this issue. Even though Krepo and others attempted to eliminate all effects of that scandal, it seems that the problems have caught up with Krepo as he has announced that he will be stepping from all events of the EU LCS.
A couple of weeks ago, Krepo announced that he will be taking a break from the EU LCS events amidst all the events related to this issue. During the first couple of days after the scandal broke, neither Mitch ‘Krepo’ Voorspoels nor Riot commented on the issue. However, it did not take a long while for Krepo to comment as he admitted that the pictures were indeed his and that they were published without his permission.
A reckless Move?
A couple of weeks after the scandal broke, Krepo admitted that sending those pictures was a reckless move and that he is regrets sending those message. The appearance of those pictures has once again raised the issue of privacy and the right to privacy.
Unlike many others, Krepo did not attempt to deny those pictures, and he took responsibility for his action, something that many should do. According to many reports, Riot did not have a problem with him continuing to work as a member of EU LCS casting team.
Despite that, Krepo initially stated that he wants to take some time off to think about everything and to contemplate on everything that has happened. It seems that Krepo has finally reached a decision to step down from the casting team and it does not seem that it is just a temporary move.
In his official statement, he said that he does not know whether or not he will be coming back to a casting team in the future but he also stated that he wants to remain in the eSports world but not in that exposed role. According to him, he does not know when will he be back as he is taking indefinite time off from eSports in order to have some rest from what has been going on in the last month.
Before he became a member of the casting team, Krepo was a very good League of Legends player, and during his professional career, he played for CLG Europe, Elements, and Evil Geniuses. His biggest achievement during his playing career was the third place at the World Championship 2012 when he was playing with CLG Europe.
This is not the first time that something like this is happening in the world of eSports and even though Krepo and others have to take on some responsibility the bigger responsibility seems to be on the Internet users who published the pictures without any permission.
The right to privacy has become one of the biggest issues in the modern world, and with each day there are more and more people who are advocating bigger control of the Internet or rather some kind of responsibility of those who publish things like that.