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This week, esports host Frankie Ward won “Presenter of the Year” at the UK Esports Awards, and she used her acceptance speech to make a pledge: "There is no room for homophobic or racist or misogynist language in the esports industry."

Her pledge follows on the heels of a week-long debate among esports stars and commentators about the word "faggot", sparked by former CS:GO pro Mohamad “m0E” Assad getting a temporary Twitch ban for using the slur.

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The Overwatch League's leaked code of conduct gives Blizzard and the OWL an incredible amount of control over players, including anything that happens on their own streams, so part of the latest punishment for a heated gaming moment comes as no surprise. After the Philadelphia Fusion's Josh "Eqo" Corona made a slant-eye gesture and said "I am Korean" on a recent stream, the team announced his punishment today.