Chaos And Liquid Postpone ESL One Cologne Match to Join Protest Against Racism And Police Brutality in The US

Aditya Singh Rawat
27/Aug/2020 09:05 pm

The best-of-three match between Chaos Esports Club and Team Liquid scheduled to take place today 1:30 IST has been postponed to take place later this week following Chaos’ request to reschedule the match as they join the protest against systemic racism and police brutality in the United States.

[Also Read: Esports Orgs Speak Out Against Racial Injustice in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death]

CS:GO Teams Stand In Solidarity With Protests Against Systemic Racism And Police Brutality In The US

Chaos EC shows its support by postponing their match against Team Liquid an hour before the match was scheduled to begin. Chaos requested both Team Liquid and ESL to reschedule their face off and both the parties were more than welcome to accept it.

Chaos was adamant on standing up for what is currently going on in the US, joining several other American sporting bodies like the NBA who also called off all their playoff games for the day.

Both Team Liquid and Chaos posted their respective statements on Twitter. Chaos reflected their anger with the ongoing situation in the US, pointing out that similar problems existed in the gaming community as well.

Team Liquid also followed suit stating that their players are free to use this platform as a means for protest if they wish to do so. They further pointed out that with their partners and diversity advocates Liquid was exploring ways to support the Black community.

The following stand against systemic racism and police brutality is in reference to the recent event that took place in the United States where a Black man, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by the police.

[Also Read: Brazilian CS:GO Star Fer Fined by MIBR for 'Racist' Comments During a Twitch Stream]


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.