The San Francisco Shock fired team manager Max Bateman on Monday following allegations of sexual assault, the team’s parent organization NRG Esports announced via Twitter.
In accordance with NRG ESports zero tolerance policy, Max Bateman will no longer be employed by the organization.
— Andy Miller (@amiller) November 6, 2017
Twitch streamer “Krystlin” alleged on Sunday that Bateman, who she called a long-time friend, assaulted her during the early morning hours of Oct. 1. She stated that the incident occurred at Bateman’s residence after an evening out together at the Encore Beach Club. Specific details are vague, according to a police report filed by Krystlin with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Oct. 6.
Alongside the allegations, Krystlin posted a series of screenshots that purport to show an apologetic Bateman.
In case anyone thinks I’m lying or just trying to seek attention here are some texts between us after everything happened pic.twitter.com/KtWcUbVRg3
— кrуѕтaℓmeтhaℓyn (@Krystlin) November 6, 2017
In the police report obtained by BreaktheGame.net, Krystlin wrote, “Max was my friend of two years and I considered him one of my best friends. We have been to a lot of events. I fully trusted him. I never gave him permission…”
Detectives with the LVMPD did not move forward with the case due to a lack of evidence.
Having been with NRG since February working primarily with their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad, Bateman was transferred to the Shock in July, when the first seven teams of Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League was originally announced.
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