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Credit: ESL



During yesterday’s match between Team Liquid and Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESL accidentally leaked Richard “shox” Papillon’s password.

During a tech pause, the incident happened as the staff had to change a PC. As shox had to log in to Steam again, he was given his phone and typed in his password.

But the problem was that ESL showed the entire procedure on stream, thus leaking his password.

Fortunately, shox has 2FA on his Steam, meaning his precious skins are protected.

Liquid went on to lose the series 2-1.

ESL apologize

In response to a Reddit thread, an ESL staff member apologized for the accident.

“Sorry about that, of course, that particular segment wasn’t intended to be live on the broadcast,” mmy_ wrote about the incident. “We will review internally to understand what went wrong and ensure that a situation like that doesn’t happen in the future.”

“The Incident has also been addressed to the player and org to ensure privacy and safety concerns.”

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