5 Craziest Meltdowns In ESports History LoL ESports
Although designed for recreation and good times, video games often lead to the player becoming incredibly frustrated. Ragequitting, controller tosses, screaming profanities are just some of the ways that gamers handle their pent up anger. And although we expect pro players to be composed and calm, especially on stage, occasionally even they reach their billing point.
Here are the 5 craziest eSports Meltdowns.
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5. Leffen Self Destructs
In the Smash community, the Godkiller, Leffen, is one of the most polarizing members of the scene. He’s also one of the villains of the game who has some questionable behaviour while losing. Whether it’s him playing beneath his standards, or struggling against Duck in the Fox vs. Samus matchup, Leffen has no issue relieving himself of his final stock.
4. Nono With the no-no.
In a best of 5 series, it’s incredibly important to stay composed. Well that wasn’t the case in the 2013 EU LCS Summer Promotion tournament. Sinners Never Sleep and Against All Authority were fighting for a spot in the EU LCS but game one was incredibly one sided. Against All Authority found themselves in a huge deficit and things got worse after their ADC, ‘Nono’, was promptly killed at 19 minutes.
3. Dellor’s Career Gets Clipped
The most inappropriate meltdown on the list goes to FORMER, Overwatch pro, ‘Dellor’. Emphasis on FORMER as his online tirade got him booted off of Toronto eSports and will likely scare off any future suitors. While live streaming, an enemy Widowmaker was extremely accurate, headshotting Dellor time after time. Eventually, triggered by endless deaths and poor internet, Dellor exploded in a fit of racial slurs.
2. Wobbles Wall Punch
In Super Smash Bros Melee, one of the most aggravating moves is the Ice Climbers wobble. Once they grab you, they have the ability to chain hit you all the way to death. However, this time around it was the player ‘Wobbles’ himself who lost his temper. In a close Crew Battle, Wobbles lost his last stock to Ice. At first, he launched his controller towards the ground, but from there things escalated.
1. Vasilli’s Studio Rampage
Nono may have rage quit but at least he didn’t destroy any equipment. Vasilli didn’t follow that trend. Formerly with Vici Gaming, Vasilli was booted from the team after he destroyed a set of gaming PC’s and physically threatened his teammates. He later joined LSPL team, ‘ING’, and they would go on to make history….
Getting camped in the bot lane, Vasilli started to fume. Eventually he cracked, as he shot an Ashe arrow towards a teammate and rage quit. This forced ING to become the first team to surrender at 20 minutes in LSPL history. That’s when Vasilli destroyed his keyboard as well as part of the studio.