The Overwatch League, the Blizzard-run season of competitive Overwatch games, has fined London Spitfire’s DPS position Park “Profit” Joon-yeong $1000 for an obscene gesture on camera.
The incident happened during a broadcast yesterday when the London Spitifre faced off against the San Francisco Shock. Profit raised a middle finger to the camera during the match, which made some people in the viewing audience raise an eyebrow. He went to social media after the match and apologized, explaining that he was making a joking gesture to some friends and did not realize he was on camera.
The OWL was seemingly not concerned with his reasons, though, and fined him $1000 for the gesture. The London Spitfire are not scheduled for another match until next week, February 1, against Seoul Dynasty.
This honestly seems reactionary and might have more to do with the overall confusion on Blizzard’s lax code of conduct than the incident itself. Still, in a vacuum, it’s probably not a good idea to be flipping people off, even jokingly, when there are cameras around.