Overwatch League Player Suspended After Being Accused Of Sexually Preying On Teen [UPDATE]

Boston Uprising’s DreamKazper
Boston Uprising’s DreamKazper
Photo: Robert Paul (Blizzard Esports)

Overwatch League team Boston Uprising has suspended star player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez, 21, following allegations that he pursued a romantic and potentially sexual relationship with someone he believed to be a 14- or 15-year-old girl.


[Update 4/9/2018, 2:47 PM: The Uprising cut Sanchez today after a second woman accused him of similar behavior. The original article continues below.]

In a tweet, the Boston Uprising wrote, “We take all allegations of this nature very seriously and as a result DreamKazper has been suspended from the Boston Uprising indefinitely.” The Overwatch League tweeted that they had been made aware of the situation earlier today as well.

DreamKazper is one of the best Western DPS players in the League. Relatively unknown prior to his Overwatch League debut, he quickly made a name for himself as a hyper-flexible asset to the Boston Uprising.

Screenshots of conversations appearing to indicate that DreamKazper was communicating with a person he believed to be a 14- or 15-year-old girl surfaced today. The girl in question said in public postings that he sent her lewd images of himself—and received explicit pictures from her.

Compete has reached out to the Boston Uprising, the Overwatch League, and DreamKazper for comment. We will update with further information as we receive it.

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Blizzard should just scrap OWL at this point tbh. Literally every week we find out another player is a garbage human being, clearly there is either something wrong with their screening process or something wrong with the general population of OW players.