Leander’s reaction was a mixture of disbelief and fear. She’s gotten her share of creepy messages from crazies on the internet, but “this coming from a pro player is scary.”

As for Hayda, he quickly deleted the tweet and apologized profusely.

Sorry to everyone, sometime i really doing stupid tweets, hate myself for that :( sorry

— Mykhailo Gaida (@cScKas) November 21, 2014

No tweets from me next 3 days, really ashamed, again sry everyone :( #wannakillmyself

— Mykhailo Gaida (@cScKas) November 21, 2014
Some of his peers, however, aren't taking the hint.

@MaddeLisk hello drama queen , i hope ur not gonna cry to much arent u? or u did already? pathetic

— NightEnD (@NightEnDD) November 21, 2014
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Nov 21 2014 - 7:26 pm

Pro StarCraft player disqualified after tweeting he'd 'rape' female opponent

Some of the world’s best StarCraft 2 players will fight for a slice of a $20,000 prize pool next month at the Fragbite Masters Season 3 tournament in Stockholm, Sweden

Some of the world’s best StarCraft 2 players will fight for a slice of a $20,000 prize pool next month at the Fragbite Masters Season 3 tournament in Stockholm, Sweden. We already know one player who won't be attending, however, after he sent a shocking tweet during a qualifier that saw him disqualified.

Ukrainian player Mihaylo "Kas" Hayda, who plays the Terran race in the game, has been a regular fixture on the European circuit for years. He has multiple top-three finishes in major tournaments, and recently joined Cascade as the team captain.

In the group stage, he was pitted to play against female player Madeleine "MaddeLisk" Leander, a Swedish player and caster. As the only female player in the tournament, and one of the only females to compete at the top levels, Leander has been the focus of a lot of scrutiny from the game's largely male fanbase. But even she was shocked by what Hayda tweeted out shortly before their match.

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Madeleine Leander

Judges for the game learned about the tweet several minutes after the first game had started, according to a blog post by Leander, but allowed the game to continue. Organizers disqualified Hayda from the rest of the tournament after the match concluded, however.

Leander’s reaction was a mixture of disbelief and fear. She’s gotten her share of creepy messages from crazies on the internet, but “this coming from a pro player is scary.”

As for Hayda, he quickly deleted the tweet and apologized profusely.

Some of his peers, however, aren't taking the hint.
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