Blizzard confirms Overwatch Contenders player Ellie was an imposter

Blizzard confirms Overwatch Contenders player Ellie was an imposter

Overwatch player Aspen made the accusation during a Twitch stream, saying that Punisher had revealed the situation to her.

Ellie was really a top 500 North American male player known as Punisher. A story about an Overwatch pro player that quit the professional team Second Wind following massive amounts of harassment and doxxing. Twelve teams in each of the seven Contender regions battle it out multiple times a year, and the winners have a chance of joining the Overwatch League. Contenders is considered to be the "minor league" competitive scene in Overwatch, and players who perform well there will usually get signed on to an Overwatch League team after that. In contrast, every other player on a Contenders roster has their full name listed alongside their gaming handle on the official Overwatch Contenders website.

Many among the community who have been questioning Ellie's legitimacy have been speculating that the person who was playing under the identity of "Ellie" was not actually her. In a statement released on Twitlonger, the team described how Ellie had received "doxxing and personal threats due to their anonymity", and that they had attempted to schedule her for appearances in order to quell the abuse.

Shortly after Ellie left the team, it was revealed that she was an imposter. "Following an investigation, Blizzard has since confirmed that Ellie doesn't actually exist, with an Overwatch esports spokesperson telling Dot Esports that "'Ellie' was a fabricated identity and is a smurf account-created by a veteran player to obfuscate their identity".

Since Ellie was never actually added to the roster of Second Wind officially, the process of confirming the identity of the account never began.

On Jan. 4, Aspen an Overwatch Streamer for Cloud9 said on stream that it was a fake.

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The announcement was posted on Second Wind's Twitter account on December 21.

Rod "Slasher" Breslau tweeted the news, stating: "Regarding Ellie: - Ellie has said in private messages to teammates in the last hour confirming she has not been the one playing, she is a 17-year old girl but is "not good" at OW, no Second Wind players/mgmt knew - Blizzard is now holding a meeting with SW players/mgmt". Between needing a player to live up to huge expectations and having to question their own safety, it seems that the OW community isn't ready to just view a player as just a player. "We did not properly allocate enough time to communicate with the public as a means to support our players, and as a result caused more questioning that could have been avoided".

"As of today, Blizzard had [sic] gotten back to us on the background of Ellie, and notified us that they were not who they claimed to be, and discovered that the Ellie account was used for purposes we do not support", the statement reads.

This story is additionally confusing because, now, everyone will have to wonder how this player ended up on the team's roster with no players and no one on staff knowing.

"Ellie made a decision to step down on their own, and shortly afterward we announced their departure from the team".

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