Maltese esports legend Daniel ‘Jokerd’ Gobey has hit an all-time low after he was booted from Method’s streaming team after stealing another player’s item on World of Warcraft.
The Maltese gamer shot to fame after he became the first person in the world to reach max level on the release of WoW Classic back in August with stream hitting 340k current views at the moment it happened.
Since then, Jokerd has become something of a celebrity in the online gaming community. His feat even caught the attention of professional esports organisation Method, whom he signed with a couple of weeks ago to be part of their streaming roster – the largest in the world.
At Method, we’re all about World Firsts. So this? It just makes sense!
— Method (@Methodgg) October 30, 2019
But Jokered rise was as quick as his fall after he was let go from the organisation following ‘offensive and unsportsmanlike behaviour’ during a Molten Core raid during the game.
After defeating a boss with his raid group, Jokerd had the opportunity to steal a rare loot item, the ‘Staff of Dominance’, instead of following raid etiquette, which dictates that the item is given to the player with the highest ‘roll’…
…and he did.
‘They think I care about my reputation on a fucking American server,’ the Maltese gamer said before stealing the staff and leaving the raid party’s voice chat along with the raid.
Jokerd believed that his move would land him in good standing with Method but the organisation was clearly upset about his behaviour and the way he represented it as an ambassador.
“I’m going to get promoted to officer in Power because of this.”
Shortly after, Method GM Shamma ‘Darrie; Roberts released an official statement in response to the situation.
“In response to Jokerd’s actions, namely his offensive and unsportsmanlike behaviour, we have removed him effective immediately from our Twitch Team, and he has been suspended from Method pending further investigation into the future of his contract as a WoW Classic Influencer.”
Jokerd’s WoW career is now in the hands of Method, who have yet to release their verdict on the Maltese gamer’s future with the organisation.