NRG streamer Alan “ethos” Ruan has revealed that his teammate Matthew “Crit” Franks had lied about his RT-PCR test results while participating in the Nerd Street’s Philadelphia LAN tournament. Crit reportedly lied about his RT-PCR results and turned up to the event despite his family members testing positive.
Ethos has shared the screenshots of the group chat in a Tweet while urging participants of the tournament, which took place on 8th and 9th January, to get tested for COVID-19.
“One of our teammates lied about getting a PCR test when his whole family had it and has only now admitted it, he and multiple others just tested positive,” Ethos said, “Don’t be irresponsible, immature or an idiot.”
Crit has issued an apology for his actions and has admitted to being “immature” and “irresponsible”.
“I let my own drive to compete get in the way of what really matters,” Crit said in a Tweet of his own.
Nerd Street CEO John Fazio has replied to ethos’ Tweet, saying that the behavior from Crit is “unacceptable” and “will be handled swiftly.”
“We are all in this together. If we want to get back to regular LANs, we’re all going to need to play our part,” he said. “We’ll be taking another look at our LAN policies as well. Thanks for making us aware.”