Redeye: "I definitely could've been more diplomatic and treated people better"2022-05-10 18:16:00
Paul "Redeye" Chaloner visited Richard Lewis's "No Majors Club" stream and shed some light on his life. He stepped down from esports in 2020 after allegations of power abuse and physical assault on a Gfinity employee, made by James Banks, who also allegedly suffered from Redeye's actions.
Redeye claimed he doesn't have anything against Banks. Paul didn't agree with the way the accusations were presented and "wouldn't ever do this to someone else" himself.
And it's kind of ironic and even hypocritical if you think about it. He did to me the very thing he accused me of doing. He did it publicly that I never did. I never told anyone else that he was shit. I still don't rate him as a host and I'd be honest about that. But if someone asked me, honestly, should I hire him as a host 5-6 years ago, I'd say no. Hire him as a reporter, though. He's good at it. I genuinely loved his reporting.
Redeye admitted many of his sins and inappropriate behavior at the events. He thought he could've done things better "and not make so many enemies".
In terms of feedback, I've only tried to be frank with people. Is it harsh? Yeah, absolutely. Was I shit about some of it? Yeah, absolutely. Did I go too far sometimes? Yep. Definitely. Was I rude to people at the event? Yep, that was definitely me. Sometimes I had to take it upon myself to be a shithead that went to production to tell them "You guys are f*cking shit. You are f*cking us. You've screwed every one of us on the f*cking stream right now". And I was definitely that guy.
Maybe I could've done it… Not maybe, I definitely could've done it better. I definitely could've been more diplomatic and treated people better. But I demanded perfection. I wanted to be brilliant on the stream and I wanted everyone else to be brilliant on the stream.
During the discussion on stream, Redeye described his emotional state as anxious and fragile. He seems to be struggling to appear in front of large crowd. Paul doubted that he could return to esports work, despite Richard convincing him that there are many people who "still love him and what he does". Redeye's answer was a careful "maybe" as even visiting No Major's Club was "a step" for him.
Redeye left the scene in mid-2020. He called Banks's allegations a "mix of truth and lies" and denied the assault incident. After that, Paul wasn't publicly involved in any professional activity in esports. Although he tried streaming, he isn't sure that he likes that. Redeye spent almost all the day on the No Majors Club stream discussing the esports industry with Richard and other guests and watching PGL Major Antwerp 2022 matches.