Carlos "Ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago has stepped down as CEO of G2 Esports, Rodríguez Santiago announced in a Twitter video later confirmed by an organization statement.
Ocelote, a former League of Legends professional player drew criticism online after he uploaded a video on Sept. 17 celebrating a G2 Esports championship with Andrew and Tristan Tate. G2 Esports announced the following day that Ocelote and the supervisory board agreed on an eight week leave as CEO plus a suspension of earnings during that time.
The former CEO also issued a statement following the , "I failed to read this room right, feel terrible about the discussions it created and will stand up and accept the consequences in full."
On Sept. 23, both G2 and Ocelote announced the latter's decision to step down as CEO.
"It's been a tough week for us all following the events of last weekend. Today we received, and accepted, Carlos' announcement to step down as CEO of G2 Esports," the organization said in its statement.