Quinn Recounts TI10 Incident When Nisha Ignored Him After In-Game Tip
Despite the fact that tipping in Dota 2 can be done for both positive and negative reasons, it is common knowledge that it is mostly for the latter. Tipping, which tends to occur during competitive games quite a lot as well, has been known to lead to personal conflicts between players. Quinn "Quinn" Callahan of Gaimin Gladiators recently shared an interesting incident from The International 10 (TI10) involving Michał "Nisha" Jankowski, where a similar tipping-related issue arose. According to Quinn, he tipped Nisha in a way that seemed toxic based on the situation. Later that day, Quinn apologized to Nisha for being ignored, and he mentioned how surprised he was when the latter ignored him completely.
Quinn expresses surprise at Nisha's lack of response to his in-game tipping apology at TI10
On Max "qojqva" Bröcker's livestream, Quinn described the incident with Nisha at TI10's group stage, in detail, about a tip that was not meant to be toxic.
“It was at TI10 and we played Secret in groups. I think it might have been game one. It was a point where I accidentally tipped him. Given the context, it looked like I tipped him on purpose like it was a toxic tip but I would never tip Nisha toxically.”
Quinn, feeling the impression of the tip wasn't going to Nisha’s liking, headed to apologize to the then Team Secret midlaner during the break, but what happened there stupified him.
“I wanted to apologize after and I saw him at lunch the same day. I saw him and the team in the lunch area and I said - Yo, sorry, I didn't mean to tip you and he just totally ignored me like I wasn’t even alive. I literally didn’t even exist. He just didn’t look at me. He just didn’t turn his head. He didn’t change his breathing. It was like he didn’t even know I was alive. I don’t know if he didn’t hear me or if he’s just unreasonably based.”
Since this incident occurred way back, it is likely that the two players have moved on and have developed a healthy rivalry as two of the best midlaners in Western Europe (WEU) today arguably.
Their teams, Team Liquid and Gaimin Gladiators have both dominated the regional and international scene over the past few months; however, when it comes to head-to-head battles, Gaimin Gladiators has proven too formidable.