ViCi Gaming’s 2-0 loss to LGD, in yesterday’s VP Game Pro League, got supporters worked up to an aggressive extent. The Chinese organization claims to have received numerous death threats and ISIS videos.
ViCi Gaming have taken to Twitter to express their consternation:
Getting death threats and isis videos in our inbox for our loss yesterday. You people are mentally ill.
— ViCi Gaming (@ViCi_Gaming) April 17, 2015
The unbridled rage gone over the edge could be a reaction to lost bets.
EG’s captain, Peter “ppd” Dager, was also a recent victim of rabid fans’ death threats:
Gambling always brings out the worst in people. Losing a match shouldn't earn me death threats and slurs. Stop betting please!
— Peter Dager (@ppdDota) April 3, 2015
Death threats and Internet slurs are, sadly, old news to the sports scene. Vile hate and cyber-punches are the price players have to pay every so often, in order to reach their fans directly and promote their organizations.
ViCi Gaming faced their biggest rivals, LGD, in the Upper Brackets of yesterday’s VP Game Pro League play-offs. VG lost, 0-2, and has fallen into the competition’s Lower Brackets, where they will have another chance at retribution.
ViCi Gaming: Fenrir on Vengeful Spirit, Fy on Skywrath Mage, Super! on Storm Spirit, iceiceice on Broodmother, Hao on Juggernaut
LGD: Yao on Dark Seer, MMY on Rubick, Sylar on Sladar, xiao8 on Ancient Apparition, Maybe on Shadow Fiend
ViCi Gaming: Fenrir on Lion, Fy on Lina, Super! on Queen of Pain, iceiceice on Morphling, Hao on Lifestealer
LGD: Yao on Nyx Assassin, MMY on Ancient Apparition, Sylar on Lycan, xiao8 on Vengeful Spirit, Maybe on Storm Spirit