A professional player recognized for his great performance in Overwatch Y, later, in Valuing has been accused of sexual abuse by his ex-girlfriend this week, sparking outrage from the shooting game-loving community. His name is Jay «Sinatraa» Won, and the issue has reached the ears of Activision Blizzard, which has already offered a refund for the Overwatch skin designed for him, Zarya Alien.
In 2019 “Sinatraa” rose to fame when, at the age of 19, he managed to become the best player (MVP) of the season. Overwatch League. Not only was the player awarded a trophy for the achievement, but Blizzard designed the look (skin) by Zarya Alien to her honor. Subsequently, Jay Won decided to continue his career in Valuing
However, this week his ex-girlfriend, Cleo Hernández, posted a nine-page document on Twitter. In it, she explains the “sexual and emotional abuse” that she experienced because of the relationship she had with him.. The event caused many people and esports organizations to express their solidarity.
On the other hand, the accusation also generated that both the Sentinnels team and V itselfalorant Champions Tour NA will announce the decision to suspend the player while “investigations are conducted”. In addition, Blizzard through the account of Overwatch League expressed his support for victims of abuse; and for this reason, will allow the refund of 200 tokens for the appearance of Zarya Alien to players who request it.
The refund of the skin of Overwatch: the accusations about Won
In the document Hernández explains that the nine-month relationship he had with Jay Won was full of sexual and psychological abuse inflicted by him
According to Hernández, repeatedly ‘Sinatraa’ didn’t care when she said ‘no’ to him when it came to having sex. Thus, the accused did not stop either, no matter how much she asked him to do so because of the pain he felt. This was backed up with an audio of Hernández telling him “I don’t want to have sex anymore”, while he laughed and asked her not to complain anymore.
As for emotional abuse, Hernández shares several screenshots of him starring in scenes of jealousy. In these you can see how he blames her for the times that she did not want to have sex or showing obsessive behaviors. The latter involved actions such as monitoring the location where she was.
For its part, Jay Won released a short statement noting that “Cleo remembers the relationship in a different way than me”, that she apologized that it had been a toxic situation for both of them, but that she had never abused her. In this way, he concluded that he was going to cooperate with the investigations.
Source: @Cleoh on Twitter.