Tencent suspends Arena of Valor CM following sexual harassment allegations

For broad definitions of valor.

Good news! This story about sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from a Tencent-owned company is not about Riot Games. It’s apparently separate! Wait, that isn’t good news, it’s actually worse. It’s probably a good thing that the company suspended global community manager Nick Zasowski following numerous accusations of sexual harassment, but it also speaks to the wide-ranging nature of the problem in the first place. So never mind, it’s still bad news, and the Arena of Valor community is rather unsettled by the fallout.

The news was first broken by HP Omen partnership lead John Sylvester with screenshots of an anonymous woman discussing unsolicited pictures, followed by Zasowski renaming and then subsequently deleting social media accounts. Tencent’s only statement on the matter at this time is that he has been suspended and a full investigation will be undertaken. But at least it wasn’t the usual suspects, right? That’s… like good news.

Source: Gamasutra
Previous articleThe Daily Grind: How do you handle frustrations in MMO group content?
Next articleFinal Fantasy XIV offers up its trailer for Prelude in Violet

No posts to display

oldest most liked
Inline Feedback
View all comments