Former Overwatch League player, MaltheL, has received criticism and mockery for promoting a knock-off “Hustler's University” business after being dropped by his team, Vegas Eternal.
Vegas Eternal recently decided to change its roster, opting for a majority Korean lineup, which resulted in several players, including MaltheL, being dropped. In response, MaltheL tweeted about the poor management by the Eternal manager and announced his retirement from the scene.
Months later, MaltheL resurfaced on Twitter to promote a business that turned out to be an OnlyFans Management operation. His original tweet mentioned his new job and invited creative and hard-working individuals interested in making good money.
A Twitter user, saiyangod, contacted MaltheL out of curiosity and discovered that the business was involved in managing OnlyFans models, a business that has long been associated with exploitation allegations. Screenshots of conversations and testimonials of people earning money from managing OnlyFans models were shared.
The Competitive Overwatch community, including ex-teammates and Overwatch League players, began mocking MaltheL for his involvement in the controversial business. London Spitfire player Landon “Landon” McGee replied to MaltheL's tweet with a GIF labeling him as a scammer. MaltheL reacted negatively to this response. Los Angeles Valiant player Alex “Seeker” Taylor jokingly expressed interest in the business, further adding to the mockery.
Many community members criticized MaltheL for his performance in the Overwatch League and his decision to promote what is being referred to as a “pyramid scheme.” The original tweet promoting the business was also flagged as misleading on Twitter.