Two high-level Apex Championships participants ‘suspended’ in unrelated data scandal

One of the participants in the Apex Legends weekend tournament held in Las Vegas has been suspended following allegations that he posted data about those participating from an online gaming site, according to Ars…

Two high-level Apex Championships participants ‘suspended’ in unrelated data scandal

One of the participants in the Apex Legends weekend tournament held in Las Vegas has been suspended following allegations that he posted data about those participating from an online gaming site, according to Ars Technica.

Game commentator Jesse Cox-Davis posted the “AlexaMe gets the gold medal” comment, suggesting that winning the title should put him above some players at the recently held esports event.

Matt Ford, spokesperson for the Colorado Gaming Commission, said his agency began investigating after receiving an email from an Apex esports fan about the allegation, reported by TNW. Later, Caldwell-Davis apologized, saying he had done a “horrible job.” However, the process revealed some “troubling” information about his operating environment, which prompted the suspension.

“Caldwell-Davis used his name and, in the process, inadvertently posted details about many players including where they live,” Carleton said in a statement. “Caldwell-Davis immediately confessed and began taking measures to disable the access he gained from his username.”

Ford also said the commission is conducting a full and thorough investigation. They are aware of other information that is very troubling to some fans, but, as of now, the investigation isn’t complete.

“We also understand this is an issue with Caldwell-Davis’s online profile, which we will look at as part of our investigation,” Ford said.

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