Pro gaming champion says he peed in the bottle during a $205,000 tournament

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If you have to go, you really have to go. I just wish eSports tournaments felt the same way when it comes to letting your competitors use the restroom. Pro player Oliver “Skiter” Lepko peed in a bottle during a game DOTA 2 Tournament citing organizers’ rules not to go to the toilet during a match. Here’s a photo of the pee bottle for your…uhhh, enjoyment?

DPC 2023 WEU Winter Tour Division 1 is a DOTA 2 Tournament organized by the Romanian sports company PGL. Eight European teams will compete January 9-29 for a $200,000 prize pool. But that’s not what interests you. They want to know why a pro player peed in a bottle like he was one Amazon delivery driver.

Lepko said Jake Lucky that he would have suffered a level 2 draft penalty (meaning teams are delayed in choosing their heroes) if he had chosen to go to the bathroom, which allegedly would have been against the rules. Instead of putting his team at a disadvantage or waiting the 40 minutes of a set piece DOTA 2 Game Lepko took a bottle and peed in front of his teammates. I can’t decide if I should praise him as a team player or if he should have just taken the penalty. He forced his innocent teammates to see his trash, which couldn’t have been funny to anyone. kotaku reached out to PGL to ask how unlimited restroom breaks would affect tournament fairness, but received no response at the time of publication. Lepko’s team still managed to win three out of four games during the tournament.

The weirdness of the story doesn’t stop there. Instead of apologizing and telling competitors they could use the restroom as much as they wanted, PGL allegedly said Lepko to clarify [his] previous tweet” about the piss bottle. “I knew the rules didn’t allow toilet breaks,” Lepko wrote. “I go [to the] went to the toilet before every game, but drank a lot of water and went out again because of the long game.” kotaku reached out to Lepko to ask if any of his previous tournaments had a no-toilets rule in place, but received no response.

The incident seems funny on the surface, but it sucks deeply that esports tournaments are just as bad at making people pee as Amazon. Rise up, pro gamers. You have nothing to lose but your chains. Pro gaming champion says he peed in the bottle during a $205,000 tournament

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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