Small tip for Dota professionals: If you want to keep your Twitch account going, don’t drop the n****r word on stream, even in reference to your actual name.
This morning Eric reported that Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang took to his stream to inform everyone that he really didn’t like his first name, comparing it to “a black person’s name”. Here’s iceiceice at the time:
“I don’t even like the name Daryl,” said iceiceice. “Daryl is like a n****r’s name. It’s not an… OK, it’s a black person’s name. I’m not a big fan of like, Daryl. My parents named me Daryl after watching a show.”
[referenced url=”https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/04/dota-pro-has-a-very-racist-reason-for-hating-his-own-name/” thumb=”https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_ku-large/xbkn6flalotpgdx3un5d.png” title=”Dota Pro Has A Very Racist Reason For Hating His Own Name” excerpt=”Professional Dota player Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang was streaming today when he felt compelled to explain why he doesn’t like his own first name.”]
iceiceice’s Twitch account is no longer up, with a note on the now-pulled Twitch clip noting that “the channel has been closed due to terms of service violations”.
The clip has been saved on YouTube, though, and includes further comments like iceiceice questioning “why would [my parents] name a yellow kid Daryl” and “I do have a ching-chong name, it’s like Pei Xiang”.
Update 1:15PM AEST: iceiceice’s team Mineski has released a statement via Facebook.