EVO suspends one of its organisers over accusations of paedophilia and sexual harassment


EVO organisers have moved to droop one among their very own following paedophilia and sexual harassment allegations.

Earlier at the moment, Mikey, a preventing sport competitor, shared his account of repeated incidents with EVO organiser Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar. In a Twitlonger story, Mikey recalled a few of his time on the Southern Hills Golfland arcade within the late 90s.

A young person on the time, Mikey would hang around with a bunch of older gamers, Cuellar amongst them, who frequented the arcade. This “previous boys membership” as he known as it, would dare them to do “silly shit only for amusing” and reward them with free meals or arcade sport tokens.

“Wizard was particularly into this. He would pay individuals lots of of tokens to do issues like take off their garments and soar within the water hazard swimming pools for sure quantities of instances,” stated Mikey.

“99% of the time, it was younger boys. There’s solely a singular occasion I do know of the place it wasn’t a younger boy, and that singular occasion, she was allowed to do it sooner or later, in no matter garments she appreciated and just for a number of seconds. However for all of the boys (out of recollection 12-16) it was like 10-15 minutes, we HAD to be in our underwear (beneath the reasoning that it could be colder) and so they had been all the time challenges on the time so we couldn’t put together change of garments, towel, or something like that.”

Mikey has different claims in his story, lots of that are of Cuellar’s behaviour. Since his story got here to gentle, EVO issued a press release saying that Cuellar has been positioned on administrative go away whereas a third-party investigates these allegations.

“We’re conscious of the accusations which were made towards Joey Cuellar. The behaviour in these accusations runs immediately counter to EVO’s mission of constructing a protected, welcoming surroundings for all of our gamers and attendees. We Take this accountability severely. Accordingly, Joey has been positioned on administrative go away pending a third-party investigation,” it reads.

A message to all gamers, attendees, and followers pic.twitter.com/TJfNxVPiXC

— EVO (@EVO) July 2, 2020

Different members of the preventing sport group got here out in assist of Mikey, and a lot of them stated that they had heard comparable tales from different individuals in Cuellar’s circle.

It is unbelievable to me that Mr Wizard has held a place of energy for therefore lengthy

I am not even within the FGC and I’ve heard dozens of horror tales to differing levels

Simply insanehttps://t.co/hWhXi5LU7o

— The Crimson Blur (@OXY_Crimson) July 2, 2020

It additionally seems this has been an open secret amongst the preventing sport group. The 2-year-old video under from Tremendous Arcade’s Mike Watson recounts a distinct incident.

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