Following allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor, 21-year-old Overwatch League player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez has been suspended indefinitely from the league and from his team Boston Uprising.
News began to spread on Twitter this Sunday, where a collection of screenshots that portrayed conversations between Sanchez and a 14-year-old fan were circulated. These screenshots were accompanied by a statement from the fan, who says she was taken advantage of by Sanchez when their friendship gradually became more sexual. He wrote sexually explicit messages to her through Twitter DMs, and engaged in a sexual manner through FaceTime and Snapchat.
Both the Overwatch League and Boston Uprising have released statements addressing the issue, and have promptly suspended Sanchez. You can read the statements below.
Earlier today the Overwatch League was made aware of the allegations against Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez. He is suspended indefinitely while the league investigates this matter.
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) April 8, 2018
Statement from the Boston Uprising: pic.twitter.com/N06NmoDgfI
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) April 8, 2018
The Overwatch League has given a number of other recent suspensions, including Dallas Fuel player, Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who was suspended and fined for making derogatory comments.
Sanchez has not released a statement himself or commented on the allegations. Should there be any updates, we’ll update the story accordingly.