Another Overwatch League player has been banned, this time due to alleged sexual misconduct with a minor

Another Overwatch League player has been banned, this time due to alleged sexual misconduct with a minor

Boston Uprising player Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez has been suspended indefinitely by the Overwatch League after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor emerged.

It's alleged that the esports player has been exchanging sexually inappropriate messages with a 14-year-old fan. Said fan has uploaded a wealth of images featuring some of their conversations with Sanchez here, and has posted a statement about why she has come forward here.

In short, Sanchez followed her on Twitter and the two struck up a conversation. Things soon became flirtatious between the minor and the 21-year-old Overwatch player, with the esports player allegedly manipulating her into sending nude pictures of herself. 

There's even a message where Sanchez admits to knowing that this fan was underage.

"The Boston Uprising has learned of allegations against Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez," the team wrote in a statement.

"We take all allegations of this nature very seriously and as a result, DreamKazper has been suspended from the Boston Uprising indefinitely."

Sanchez is the latest Overwatch pro to be outted for inappropriate behaviour, following a wave of racist and homophobic incidents from esports players.

Overwatch League sponsor Omen by HP has said that such behaviour makes it nervous as an advertiser, but that it's pretty common with these kinds of deals.

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