McCree, with his deep-rooted personality and a trusted choice, is one of Overwatch's most recognized heroes. This has created an awkward riddle due to the fact that McCree is named after a former Blizzard developer, Jesse McCree, who is linked to the famous "Cosby Suite" mentioned in lawsuit for sexual harassment and discrimination against Activision Blizzard. With many members of the Overwatch community calling for McCree’s name to be changed, some of the Overwatch League pitchers have found their own solution: refuse to use it completely.
As reported by Kotaku, Fans noticed during a recent game that Overwatch League pitchers Brennon & # 39; Bren & # 39; Hook and Josh & # 39; sideshow & # 39; Wilkinson, set aside saying "McCree" while commenting on matches, instead of referring to him as "the cowboy." After fans started pointing it out, said another Overwatch launcher, Mitch & # 39; Uber & # 39; Leslie supported the idea.
In a statement to Kotaku, Hook explained that it was a "personal decision" for him and Wilkinson to stop saying McCree's name while commenting on matches, and a Blizzard spokesman also confirmed that there was no official directive ordering the casters. avoid saying "McCree."
But many players to want Blizzard to take action and rename the character.
Following the news that the state of California is suing Activision Blizzard for alleged sexual harassment and discrimination, McCree was one of several developers involved in the Cosby Suite scandal first mentioned in the lawsuit.
Although there are conflicting reports about what this room was and how it got its name, a Kotaku report appeared photos of McCree, Afrasiabi and others in what appears to be a hotel room where certain developers met to socialize and drink. McCree was implicated in the controversy due to screenshots of a group chat "BlizzCon Cosby Crew", in which Afrasiabi said he wanted to marry women he brought to the suite and McCree went answer "You wrote wrong".
Earlier this week Blizzard confirmed that Jesse McCree, among others involved in the scandal, was no longer in the company. But that still leaves the question of what Blizzard should do with the character wearing its namesake.
Shortly after the lawsuit was made public and other current and former employees showed up to share their stories of being sexually harassed by Afrasiabi, the developers of World of Warcraft has removed two NPCs which were references to him. Unlike Afrasiabi's NPC tributes to WoW, Overwatch's McCree is a central part of the tradition and refers extensively to other characters in various lines of voice dialogue. It would take an extensive retcon to change his name, so some players have argued that McCree should simply be killed and replaced by another character in Overwatch 2.
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