HisWattson Lashes Out at Alleged Attempts to Poach 16-Year-Old Caprah
When it comes to the competitive side of Apex Legends, there are only a few who can match Jacob "HisWattson" McMillin's skills and even fewer have his appetite for controversy. He is known to frequently cause a racket on social media, engaging in aggressive banter with his peers, and tweeting out against the Apex Legends developer team. Today the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) MVP caused quite a stir on Twitter after calling out Ghost Gaming’s manager Deston "Bronzey" Nguyen for trying to poach Apex Legends prodigy Caprah. He accused Bronzey of wanting to "scam your way into Pro League" and more egregiously "trying to manipulate a 16-year-old."
In a reply to C9 Zach (Zach "Zach" Mazer), he accused Bronzey of trying to get Caprah to join Renegades (RNG), replace Ryan "ImMadness" Schlieve, and for the organization to sign him on as a coach. HisWattson also mentioned that Caprah reached out to him with the issue and allowed him to post about it on Twitter.
Following the accusations, Bronzey tweeted out saying the screenshots were taken out of context and that he never tried to use Caprah to get the coaching spot on RNG (Renegades). He mentioned that RNG had approached Bronzey about taking over the coaching spot and subbing for any player who was not performing well (including Madness). Bronzey clarified that he was simply trying to "hype" and "vouch" Caprah up to join the Renegades because the 16-year-old prodigy was a "phenomenal player". He also mentioned that Madness’ name came into the mix because Renegades player PowPow vouched for him and Caprah to the organization.
Despite the clarification, HisWattson continued lashing out at Bronzey:
RNG PowPow also stepped in to defend Bronzey:
PowPow mentions that he wanted to pick up Caprah as their third and the 16-year-old was "himself was down to try, after he gave the team he was with a try" and that he "hadn't decided yet". He also backed up Bronzey’s claims saying "Bronzey was going to be our coach and could sub if a change was needed". Madness eventually took to Reddit to clarify that the Renegades GM (general manager) wanted to "see if Bronzey would be a good fit for a coach role".
TSMFTX Albralelie also came out in support of Bronzey tweeting:
He continues by saying that the "org at the end of the day will be who chooses who gets dropped" and since they "have two players right now and were trying cap as a third".
After HisWattson’s initial tweet, former FURIA player TeQ lashed out at him, calling him a "hypocrite" for doing the same to him to open up a spot on the team’s roster.
HisWattson replied to the tweet saying no one wanted TeQ to continue due to his alleged unprofessional behavior.
HisWattson seemed to be getting into multiple confrontations this week with the Apex Legends developers, AG420 (a Twitter account linked to several leaks), and now with his peers. It is still unclear if this changes the Renegades’ plans for their roster. However, the organization put out a rather cryptic tweet: