Sharks suspend pancc following sexual harassment allegations

The player will need to undergo therapy and will not be able to return to the team without medical clearance.

Sharks have suspended Fillipe "⁠pancc⁠" Martins from their CS:GO team for a period of four to six months after he was accused of sexual harassment by a teenage girl on social media on Monday.

Giselle Esquina, 16, posted a series of Twitter and WhatsApp messages in which pancc, 22, said that he wanted to have sex with her and requested intimate photographs, even though she was 15 years old at the time. pancc acknowledged that she was underage and asked her to keep the messages just between them.

Later on Monday, pancc posted a message on Twitter admitting to the misconduct and apologising for his actions.

pancc has been suspended for a minimum of four months

The Brazilian player will see his salary reduced to match that of a benched player, and 25 per cent of his wages will be donated to a not-for-profit organisation that supports women who are victims of sexual harassment. He will also have to undergo therapy, which will be paid for by the organisation.

Sharks reached the decision to suspend the player after opening internal disciplinary proceedings. "For yng Sharks, the easiest, quickest, cheapest and most popular thing to do would be to dismiss pancc, but we understand that our role in society is not in line with that stand," the Portuguese organisation said. "A sanction must be educational and set an example for society.

"What we want is that the player understands that the behaviour is wrong and will not be accepted or tolerated by society or by the team. He will have the opportunity to get treatment, to overcome this situation and to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally."

pancc's return to the team will "need to be validated by a medical report from a specialist," Sharks have said, noting that the player will have his contract terminated and will face legal action if he engages in the same behaviour.

The 22-year-old is one of several esports figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct in Brazil in the last few days. The list includes another CS:GO player, two-time Major champion Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau, who allegedly shared a sex tape without consent, and several personalities from the League of Legends community, most notably caster Gabriel "MiT" Souza, who will not work with Riot Games in 2021, the publisher has told Globo Esporte.

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Montenegro G1EX
what the hell
2021-01-08 23:28
5 replies
2021-01-08 23:35
Wtf is wrong with pancc
2021-01-08 23:35
United States inflict
what a creep
2021-01-08 23:42
Denmark Zetix02
How only for months
2021-01-09 01:11
+1 xD
2021-01-09 06:37
2021-01-08 23:28
2021-01-08 23:29
1 reply
Only be news kkakakkakakak
2021-01-09 00:02
Brazil KampBR
2021-01-08 23:29
here we go again....
2021-01-08 23:29
2021-01-08 23:29
Good day for Brazilian cs
2021-01-08 23:29
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2021-01-08 23:30
Canada firtlast
uh oh
2021-01-08 23:31
Colombia AlejoBuh
Br drama, a lot of news today
2021-01-08 23:33
Well good job on sharks part
2021-01-08 23:33
Argentina WaSTe_D
Whatsup with Brasil today?
2021-01-08 23:33
BR flags fills up the whole frontpage of hltv, all of them being understandable, but this?? Wtf.
2021-01-08 23:33
Lebanon Dogman69
He will also have to undergo therapy, which will be paid for by the organisation.
2021-01-08 23:34
2 replies
Sounds good, ez savings :p
2021-01-10 03:26
"The Brazilian player will see his salary reduced to match that of a benched player" so from his own salary lol.
2021-01-12 17:34
2021-01-08 23:34
mibr news should be only one statemant, no need to make 3-4
2021-01-08 23:35
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United Kingdom Kmatty
Fucking nonce, knew she was 15 and still did it. Deserves a good pasting for that
2021-01-08 23:35
Brazil Goelfla
alright, enough brazilian news today
2021-01-08 23:35
4-6 months for illegally texting minors for nudes, sounds like a Brazil punishment to me.
2021-01-08 23:37
8 replies
He is like 6 years older than her
2021-01-08 23:52
4 replies
Are you justifying it or are you pretend like it matters when it comes to a minor and an adult. Because if he was 18 and she was 12 you'd surely not have any questions.
2021-01-09 00:14
3 replies
I thought you were defending him
2021-01-09 00:21
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Lithuania rigb0ne
he said that the punishment is not enough lol
2021-01-09 00:29
2021-01-09 00:34
A little more respect please. The typical Brazil punishment would be $1k bail and vacations in Ibiza while justice takes 10 years to judge the case just to dismiss it for lack of evidence or expiration of judging deadlines.
2021-01-09 00:27
2 replies
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2021-01-08 23:38
Brazil setsz
br cs is dead atm
2021-01-08 23:38
1 reply
Brazil hugoooo
When all the teams announce their changes it will be stronger than ever! So many good teams in the making right now
2021-01-08 23:42
pancc you have lost all my respect
2021-01-08 23:39
Brazil oldStar
Brazil news only, today ?! xD
2021-01-08 23:44
Today is Brazilian news day
2021-01-08 23:45
Enough brazilian news for today I guess
2021-01-08 23:56
Denmark Jonasnhj
Wtf is this
2021-01-08 23:57
That shit is fucked up but big up to the organisation. He shouldn't be punished but treated, that's what we need in today's society. You can go to jail, you can pay fee and shit but that will not solve the problem. Really glad to see that. Is it Brazil thing or it's just the organisation or how does it work? Do you guys know if any countries have that kind of 'treatment or help instead of jail/punish' system?
2021-01-09 00:03
3 replies
do you read the article?? he can come back when he made a therapy...
2021-01-09 00:07
2 replies
yes, that's the whole point.
2021-01-09 00:09
1 reply
Props to the org., but they're Portuguese tho :)
2021-01-09 01:41
oh, hell
2021-01-09 00:11
2021-01-09 00:12
between this and fnx ... wtf BR :o
2021-01-09 00:15
Serbia GODKipato
2021-01-09 00:35
only br news what a day what a shame
2021-01-09 00:44
4-6 months suspension for grooming a child, stay classy Sharks.
2021-01-09 00:48
CS more serious with women right than multi million organisation called Formula 1, #WesayNoToMazepin
2021-01-09 00:49
what is happens in brazil
2021-01-09 01:24
its honestly funny how people are actually trying to defend him in the replies.
2021-01-09 02:07
2 replies
That's because most of them are 14-16 lmao. They hardly understand why a relationship between a minor and adult is messed up because they're minors themselves.
2021-01-09 12:49
1 reply
2021-01-10 05:45
disgrace for BR scene, should been banned
2021-01-09 03:06
Asia en1lykS
BR news in a day F.
2021-01-09 03:50
United States Will767
LOL omg wtff??
2021-01-09 04:13
brazilian day
2021-01-09 04:20
not a good way to end the brazil flag news day honestly :/
2021-01-09 04:47
brazil moment
2021-01-09 04:49
Brazil wtf is going on?
2021-01-09 04:51
damn what a cool organization
2021-01-09 05:06
Holy shit
2021-01-09 08:12
No excuse for pannc he deserve to go to jail fucking weirdo she's 15 years old wtf
2021-01-09 08:18
Sad. But I hope he would get permanent ban. Ty.
2021-01-09 08:40
2021-01-09 09:33
Big oof
2021-01-09 09:41
Turkey elizeN
2021-01-09 10:00
He's lucky all he's getting is therapy. What a creep, and what a loser.
2021-01-09 10:31
Romania own420
so many brazilian news
2021-01-09 12:32
Ukraine XBOCT<3
wtf tf wtf
2021-01-09 15:50
Brazil serjolaum
2021-01-09 18:09
Fucking nonce
2021-01-09 19:23
Fucking nonce
2021-01-09 21:24
I guess suspension is better than jail time.
2021-01-10 04:36
Jordan Zereeni
why are most of the comments gone
2021-01-10 09:14
2 replies
Offensive and denigrating content is not welcome.
2021-01-10 15:17
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Jordan Zereeni
Thank you for keeping the website clean!
2021-01-10 15:18
Props to Sharks to handle this situation!
2021-01-10 12:18
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