Very few things in life are worse than having to put up with the urge to go to the bathroom. Can you imagine participating in a major esports tournament and having to pee but not being able to? That's what Oliver “Skiter” Lepko, a professional DOTA 2 player, experienced.
On January 9, the DPC 2023 WEU Winter Tour Division, a DOTA 2 tournament organized by the electronic sports company PGL, opened its doors. Oliver Lepko is part of one of the European teams competing for a chance to win a prize of $200,000.
DOTA 2 PRO PLAYER COULDN'T GO TO THE BATHROOM... LUCKY, HE HAD A BOTTLE
It is from this moment that the story becomes interesting. The professional MOBA player shared a photo of a bottle with urine through a post on Twitter. What happened is that he had to relieve himself there during his participation in the tournament.
Skiter told esports pundit Jake Lucky that if he went to the bathroom before the match started, his team would receive a level 2 penalty. So, he preferred to relieve himself in the bowl rather than put himself in a disadvantageous position. his teammates or put up with the 40 minutes that matches usually last.
It appears that PGL, the Romanian company responsible for the tournament, asked Oliver “Skiter” Lepko to clarify the bottle photo tweet to possibly avoid controversy.
Pgl has asked me to clarify my previous tweet. I knew the rulebook stated no bathroom breaks were allowed. I go toilet before every game, but drank a lot of water and had to go again due to the long game.Sorry to my fans for sharing the bottle as I was frustrated at the situation— skiter (@Skiter) January 18, 2023
Although this situation will be funny to some, the truth is that it raises many questions. It is unknown how bathroom breaks could affect the tournament. Could it be that the organization is afraid of players cheating? Would the breaks delay the schedule of meetings? Who knows.
Luckily, Oliver “Skiter” Lepko and his team emerged victorious in 3 of 4 games during the tournament. DPC 2023 WEU Winter Tour Division will run until January 29.
But tell us, should the organizer have allowed the pro player to go to the bathroom? Have you ever been in a similar situation? Let us read you in the comments.
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