Deadmau5 wins gaming tournament worth $20 000
Deadmau5 wins gaming tournament for charity and is back fromhis recent hiatus.
Deadmau5 has had a turbulent time in the latter half of 2018.
He went on a hiatus after facing wide criticism for tweets since deleted that were of a transphobic and homophobic nature, as well as making ableist remarks about music made by producer Slushii.
He issued an apology and announced a hiatus:
“This has been a very difficult period and I sincerely apologize for my comments which were completely offensive and I take full responsibility for.”
He continues: “Now it’s time for me to deal with my own personal issues including finally addressing my own mental health challenges that I have wrestled with for the past several years.”
Read the full apology here.
The Deadmau5 has risen
Less than a month later he was back in the game, confirming that he is “on the right track” and ready to play a slew of shows in Europe, which included an appearance at London’s Ministry of Sound as well as a mau5trap label night at Printworks.
He has also just won a gaming tournament based on the online battle royale game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,’ from which the $20 000 prize money will go to Extra Life, an organisation which raises money in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the US.
Though he is back from hiatus, he won’t be returning to social media just yet, handing over the duty to the team at mau5trap.
Deadmau5 wins gaming tournament, maybe the prize moneyshould have gone to LGBTQ charities.