Fortnite player Evan "Cented" Barron has been dropped from FaZe Clan after a video of him using racial slurs went viral on Twitter.
A video of Cented started spreading around over the long weekend showing the pro player entering a voice chat lobby and then greeting anyone else who joined with the "n-word." Some of the other people in the chat seemed surprised at the flippant use of the word.
In response, FaZe Clan decided to remove Cented from the organization. FaZe Clan has had many controversial moments with its young players, including another Fortnite player, Daniel "Dubs" Walsh, getting suspended in 2020 for using a racial slur.
"FaZe is constantly evolving and we expect our members to do the same," FaZe Clan stated on Twitter, stating that Cented was "permanently removed" for using "hate speech."
"We, and the gaming community at large, can't tolerate discriminatory language any longer," FaZe Clan tweeted.
A response to the tweet read pointed out that Talal "Virus" Almalki was still on FaZe Clan despite saying he doesn't support gay people or LGBTQ+ messaging from FaZe Clan or elsewhere during Pride Month. Between that and an abundance of crypto-related scams, FaZe Clan has continued to be controversial in the esports scene.
Cented responded to being dropped as well. On Twitter, he said that he "made a mistake" and that there are "no excuses." In a TwitLonger, Cented said that he shouldn't have the n-word in his vocabulary.
"I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be an example, a role model and arguably a decent human being and chose not to. I chose to put myself and everything I represent in jeopardy by being immature. I am ashamed of myself and my actions," Cented wrote.