Riot Deny Forcing Carlos to Resign

It wasn't too long ago that Carlos "Ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago was seen partying with Andrew Tate in a video he posted himself. The backlash to that video and his own response to said backlash has caused him everything, but the drama doesn't end there. Now Riot is involved as well.

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Did Riot make Carlos sell is stakes in G2? | © Riot Games

G2 founder Ocelote announced that he was stepping down as CEO of G2 Esports last weekend. This comes after immense backlash to a tweet he posted of himself partying with some friends – amongst them our good buddy Andrew Tate. It wasn't just the tweet itself that caused backlash, but also his response in which he said that he would party with "whoever the f*ck he wants".

A week later he tweeted out a short video, telling the fans that he was resigning as the CEO of G2 Esports, leaving the org that he helped found with his own heard earned money and has become one of the biggest brands in esports.

Rumors Denied: Did Riot Really Not Force Ocelote to Sell His Shares?

According to Esportsmaniaco's Yuste, it was rumoured that Riot had approached G2 Esports and told them that Ocelote had been blacklisted, meaning he wouldn't be allowed to have anything to do with Riot in the future.

It appears as though Riot went to G2 and said that Ocelote was on their blacklist... He can’t have any part in anything that has anything to do with Riot, and although it’s not certain yet it looks like he had to sell his stake in G2

Riot though, were quick to counter the rumours with the Head of Esports for League of Legends in EMEA, Maximilian Peter Schmidt, jumping onto Twitter to state that the LEC "has not requested Carlos to resign from G2, nor divest his ownership".

He went on to say that Riot has opened up an investigation which is still ongoing. This wouldn't be the first time that Riot is investigating one of their team's owner, with TSM owner and founder Reginald, also getting investigated by Riot, then placed on 2-years probation with sensitivity training, as well as fined $75,000.

So far no further statement has been made by Riot or the LEC, nor from G2 Esports to either confirm or refute the rumours. What do you guys believe?

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