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Esports League Kicks Out YouPorn-Sponsored Team

Esports League Kicks Out YouPorn-Sponsored Team

You can’t have a professional gamer team in the Electronic Sports League if you’re sponsored by people who sell pornography. This is a rule. Last week, a team sponsored by porn site YouPorn ran afoul of that very rule, which somehow had been overlooked for the two years it competed in pro events under the moniker Team YP, playing games such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike and Dota 2. As VentureBeat reports, ESL is forcing Team YP out of its league in an effort to keep from being tied to the pornography site, or from promoting it through allowing the sponsorship. ESL responded to the report with a statement that says the rule barring sponsorships from companies that are “widely known for pornographic … or other adult/mature themes and products” is one that’s been around for a while. Here’s the statement sent to VentureBeat: Advertising pornography is not legal in the markets we operate in, and the vast majority of partners we’re working with have strict “no drugs, no…

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