Teabagging Ban Hitting Killer Instincts Tournaments

Teabagging Ban Hitting Killer Instincts Tournaments

Tournament gaming might never be the same again. Ok it might be just fine.

Keep those ‘Bags Dry or Else

Solid bagging starts after 3:00.

Source – Teabagging is a relatively new phenomenon in the fighting game community, but recently it has caused a stir among Killer Instinct competitors following a temporary tournament ban on the taunt. 

Prior to 2017, the Killer Instinct World Cup’s rules included an unspoken teabagging ban as a way to ensure a measure of respect was kept between players in-game. This issue recently resurfaced after a nasty argument broke out in a private Facebook group dedicated to the Killer Instinct scene. According to statements provided to PVP Live by community member Rodolfo “Rotendo” Camarena, the controversy started as a simple discussion about the character Shadow Jago before turning into a tirade about a certain player’s proclivity for teabagging during matches. Eventually, the discussion devolved to threats, leading to a shutdown of the thread. That’s when Killer Instinct World Cup organizer Brandon Alexander reminded everyone of the teabagging ban at his event, claiming that the taunt would continue to be prohibited during the next installment. The player who originally resorted to violent rhetoric was also asked to openly apologize to the group or be banned from future events.

Well this is something that is relatively new to me. I guess my fighting game experience is pretty limited to Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat which freeze you after a round ends. Did not know people were able to roam around and commit this savagery. It’s some real primal shit (note: did not say “instinct” to avoid a pun, you’re welcome) to do this during a match. It’s like two gorillas slapping their chest or two frat bros asking for their other frat bros to hold them back.

My favorite part of this story is, with the right framing, this sounds like someones amendment rights are getting trampled on. I can just feel these guys wanting to go to that. Just drop the whole “it’s the first amendment!” when they are making their virtual character rub his groin on their opponent’s face. It’s like a reality TV star running to be President of the Unite… ahh, I guess that’s a bad example now. Well, it’s no contest a ridiculous stance to take.

I feel for the tournament too. Guys are just trying to make a solid show and all they ask is this one thing not to happen. Substitute teachers get more respect then these guys do. All they can think of is the fallout from parents if a big teabagging story got out and hoping a teabagging ban doesn’t make the internet freak out. Straight lose lose. Also, you know some tournament is allowing all sorts of teabagging just to get the come up on this tournament.

 

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