Peruvian player, Aretes, has been suspended by his team, Latam Defenders, until further notice for using racist remarks against Black N Yellow player, Andrew "Jubei" Evelyn in a pub match. Dota 2 commentator/ host, Andrew "Zyori" Campbell was one of the first to call out Jeanpierre Rivera "Aretes" Perez, attaching screenshots of his racist comments in a Twitter post. In addition to Latam Defenders, Beyond the Summit (BTS) has also banned the Peruvian player from competing in the remainder of their ongoing tournament, BTS Pro Series Season 5: Americas. However, the team has been allowed to use a stand-in replacement.
Latam Defenders player, Aretes, reprimanded for displaying racist behavior.
Uploading screenshots from Jubei’s stream where the Canadian player was seemingly at the receiving end of the racist comments, Zyori asked Latam Defenders if they tolerated racism from their players. He also questioned if there are any DPC rules in place for racism incidents.
Soon after, Latam Defenders, announced they had suspended their position five player, Aretes, until further notice, as they “reject any act of discrimination, racism, or unsporting behavior.” The organization also mentioned that they would continue monitoring this incident and taking all the required actions to prevent this from happening again.
In the series against PentAce on March 11, 2021, Latam Defenders played with former Team Unknown’s player, Junior Reyes "Yadomi" Rimari, as a replacement for Aretes.
Who are Aretes and Jubei?
Aretes is a support player from Peru who has previously played for SA teams like Incubus Club, Omega Gaming and most recently, Latam Defenders. On the other hand, Jubei hails from Canada and is currently playing for the NA team, Black N Yellow. He is a veteran in the Dota 2 professional scene and has also coached NA team Immortals in 2017-18.
This is not the first time that Jubei has been at the receiving end of racist remarks, as in February 2021, SA player Eliseo "Faker" Arancibia (also known as "Kxy"), abused and hurled racist comments at the Canadian in a pub match.