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Tencent suspends Arena of Valor global CM following sexual harassment accusations

Tencent suspends Arena of Valor global CM following sexual harassment accusations

Tencent has suspended Arena of Valor global community manager Nick Zasowski following wide-spread accusations of sexual harassment on Twitter.

Numerous allegations came to light after HP Omen partnership lead John Sylvester posted several screenshots on Twitter detailing inappropriate exchanges claimed to be between Zasowski and two anonymous women.

The conversations in question are said to have involved Zasowski sending unsolicited pictures to the women, both of which were visibly and clearly distressed by them.

Suspension 

Following the tweet, numerous other women came forward to share similar run-ins with Zasowski.

One of which was Doghead Simulations chief marketing officer Amber Osborne, who shared a conversation with Zasowski that unfolded in a similar manner to those prior.

As the thread became viral, questions were raised over whether Tencent was aware of what had transpired. In response, True Communications senior account director of gaming Will Power moved to assure the matter was being handled.

Following on, an official Arena of Valor staff account responded to the issue in a Reddit thread for the game saying: "We're aware of the situation, and the individual has been suspended pending a full investigation."


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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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