esports team banned because it was sponsored by porn site

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esports team banned because it was sponsored by porn site

The Electronic Sports League has ruled that being sponsored by a porn site isn't something they're ok with.

This came as quite a shock to Team YP which is a very high profile team which currently plays games like Starcraft, Counterstrike and Street Fighter competitively around the world.

The branding it subtle but the team is sponsored by porn site YouPorn, and that's against the rules. A statement from the ELS to Venturebeat reads:

"These aren't new rules but ones that have been in our rulebooks for a long time. We have spoken to Team YP manager earlier this year, and in that conversation we've explained the situation and rules in detail and offered to look for potential alternatives in a bigger group. At the same time, we're consulting with our legal teams about this. We will inform the team and the management as soon as we have any updates."

This came after the team attempted to make changes, including dropping the websites name and initials entirely from their branding. You should expect to hear more on this case in the future.



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