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Wagamama Calls Out Quinn's Griefing Behavior in Pubs

Dhruv Saikia
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Former professional Dota 2 player turned streamer, Niklas “Wagamama” Högström, recently took to Twitter to call out Quinn “Quinn” Callahan’s behavior in pubs.
The three-time major winner is seen giving up as soon as he dies once in his pub game, where he stops playing and destroys his items.
The tweet brings attention to the players and the responsibility of professional players to encourage positive behavior within the Dota 2 community by acting as role models.

Former professional player turned Dota 2 streamer, Niklas "Wagamama" Högström, recently took to Twitter to call out Quinn "Quinn" Callahan's behavior in a pub game. The tweet has drawn attention to the Gaimin Gladiators player's actions, sparking discussions about griefing and its impact on ranked matches. 

In the tweet, Wagamama tagged a video where popular Dota 2 streamer Max "qojqva" Bröcker witnessed Quinn's actions during a game, leading to a series of unfortunate events that ultimately resulted in the player destroying his items. As Quinn prepares to compete at the Riyadh Masters 2023 group stages, where his team can make Dota 2 history by winning all tier-1 tournaments in the 2023 season, his recent behavior has come under scrutiny.

The tweet and video - Quinn’s griefing behavior

Wagamama's tweet included a link to a video from qojqva's stream, showcasing Quinn's actions in a pub game. The video begins with Quinn securing a double kill in the mid-lane and gaining an early advantage with a score of 3-0. However, another skirmish shortly after results in the enemy Storm gaining a triple-kill, including a kill on Quinn, which nullified the advantage the player had.

Quinn’s frustration appears to take over, where he all-chats "can afk" and "wont def" before proceeding to afk in the game and destroying his own items. 

“3-0? What is Quinn doing in this game guys? Just owning? What? What. He’s 3-1. What? It’s 8 minutes in, no way. No way he gives this up, no way. No chance. Holy sh*t he’s actually afk. Okay this one I really dont understand. I really dont understand - oh my god. Let’s uh... Let’s go next game,” qojqva said.

Griefing in Ranked Games

Wagamama's tweet addresses Quinn's specific behavior and highlights a broader issue prevalent in ranked Dota 2 matches. Griefing, where players intentionally disrupt and sabotage the game for their teammates, has become a growing concern within the community. Instances of players giving up or intentionally feeding when things don't go their way can lead to a negative experience for everyone involved.

This is not the first time Quinn has faced criticism for his behavior in Dota 2 games. The Gaimin Gladiators player has gained a reputation for quickly giving up and afking in matches if they start to go south. 

Wagamama's tweet about Quinn's griefing in a recent pub game has sparked discussions about the issue of griefing in ranked matches and its impact on the Dota 2 community, especially when well-known professionals are the subject of discussion. 

As Quinn and the Gaimin Gladiators prepare to compete at the Riyadh Masters 2023 group stages, they carry the possibility of making Dota 2 history. However, his recent actions have brought attention to the importance of professional players setting an example by promoting positive and respectful behavior.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.

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