Call of Duty caster quits due to online bullying

I frequently find myself upset at the state of the grassroots esports community here in the UK. Today was no different, as promising up-and-coming Call of Duty caster Jack Campbell announced that he would be quitting due to regularly finding himself the subject of online bullying.

Details emerged of Campbell’s personal life through the power of Twitter, which seemed to spread like wildfire across the UK amateur scene before reaching pros in Europe and North America alike.

The fact that these personal details were leaked in the first place shows a clear lack of respect and the whole ordeal was addressed by Campbell shortly after it occurred, in a video posted to Twitter.

A clearly emotional Campbell starts out by saying how much his life has benefitted from being involved in the scene, having made friends that he knows will be around for the rest of his life.

The video then takes a darker turn when he makes clear his intentions to leave his work behind him for now and will be getting away from Twitter, due to the invasion of his privacy affecting the lives of his family as well as himself.

Despite a few juvenile people using the situation for likes on Twitter, many reached out to Campbell from across the globe to show solidarity with him and support him against online bullies.

Campbell has not tweeted since, but we hope to see a return soon – losing such a talented prospect is a huge disappointment to the local scene.

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