Pokemon World Champ Stripped of Title Because Of Poop?!
A shocking incident took place at the United Kingdom's Video Game Championship last week. After winning the Master's division for the second year in a row, Pokemon trainer Ruben Puig Lecegui was stripped of his title after a forum post at Pokemon news source PokeBeach came to light, stating that Lecegui and members of his team went into hotel hallways and threw around their own poop.
Let's hope he and his Pokemon didn't have a "You teach me and I'll teach you" system in place.
Commenting on the incident, Dave Schwimmer, manager of Play! Pokemon said that "The Pokemon Company International expects its players to maintain high standards of behavior conducive to the family-friendly environment that we foster... In this case, we have found that unacceptable behavior did take place, and have taken the appropriate steps in response." So Lecegui lost his first place status in the tournament and was banned indefinitely from Pokemon. Not just the tournament, but from everything Pokemon.
"That shirt's looking a little too LeafGreen for my taste, son."
While Lecegui is, of course, gross, I don't believe he did anything that violates the Pokemon Company International's bylaws. The purpose of this tournament isn't to test a player's ability to function in society. To catch them is his real test. And he isn't out to set an example for kids or to be family friendly. To train them is his cause.
Do not demean this epic clash with your inane notions of nobility.
Listen, Lecegui is the best Pokemon trainer in the world. The current 1st place holder did not beat Lecugi, which means he is at best a liar and at worst a coward. I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you're the best in the world, it doesn't matter how much of your own fecal matter you throw in a hotel — you're still the best in the world.
And it is so weird that I've said that before.
Do not ever bunk with Anderson Silva.
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