Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, Singapore’s most famous Dota 2 player has been punished for using a racial slur while streaming.
The incident came in an eventful five-day period for Mineski, after iceiceice himself had hugely contributed in the team’s victory at the Dota 2 Asian Championship 2018 last Sunday and subsequently claimed the last direct invite to the ESL One Birmingham Major.
The current Mineski offlaner was asked about his first-name, and in response, iceiceice used a racial slur when describing why he did not like the name.
Immediately following his use of the slur, the 27-year-old changed his vocabulary use by calling it a “black person’s name,” adding that his parents named him after a character in a TV show.
Soon after, the player has received an “internal reprimand” from his current team Mineski.
His Twitch channel appears to have also been shut down, in what was the latest in a string of incidents over hate speech in esports this year.