Streamer Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski is facing allegations of sexism after accusations of frequently ducking games where he has women on his team.
JasonR has gained a sizable Twitch following since he started streaming in 2015. The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro currently has 900,000 followers.
Since 2018, JasonR has been accused of sexist behavior on multiple occasions. At that time, JasonR was accused of banning subscribers with usernames that indicated the account was owned by a woman. Now, players are coming forward to accuse the streamer of avoiding female players in Valorant.
On February 22, Cloud9 White’s Annie “Annie Dro” Roberts said that over 50 women have said JasonR ducked games where he would have played with women. According to her tweet, JasonR will “full screen his cam so you don’t see, then mute if there is a girl on his team.”
He allegedly dodges matches that have women on his team. Annie Dro continued that JasonR is responding to these accusations by “gaslighting” and “manipulating” his audience by stating his game is crashing.
“If you are arguing ‘it’s his right to mute/dodge/throw women’s games’ that’s pretty rough. But regardless, can you not see him lying about all of this? Manipulating people by playing victim and laughing about dodging ‘bitches.’ His game and internet aren’t crashing randomly,” Annie Dro said.
Annie Dro’s accusations have been co-signed by other prominent figures in the North American Valorant scene, including Sentinels’ Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan.
JasonR responds to sexism accusations
In a recent stream, JasonR responded to the accusations by mocking the claims against him.
“Jason, your game crashed, you dodged them, dude. Oh my god Jason, you deserve all the death threats,” JasonR said.
He then used several expletives when describing his current situation.
“I can’t dodge anymore, man,” he said in his recent stream. “Lord knows there might be a girl on my team. Lord knows might be a f—– b—- on my squad…Might get hated for the rest of my life.”
This is similar to the language he used in 2018 when initially accused of avoiding female players. After women stated that JasonR was banning women from his chat, JasonR said that “every single f—— girl on Twitch is a little f—— hoe.”
Later in the stream, JasonR denied that he purposely dodged games that have female players. He claims that his streaming PC crashes games frequently and that he doesn’t attempt to duck anyone in particular.