One of Myanmar’s most popular gaming streamers is under fire today for joining an event with other minor celebs on pro-democracy forces’ shit list.
International esports group Team Secret said last night it has been bombarded by messages about Kizz Gaming, a popular PUBG Mobile streamer who represented the team and has been targeted for social sanctions for associating with celebs deemed to be pro-junta.
“Kizz is not representing Team Secret in any capacity right now, and we have no plan to extend the projects at this time,” Team Secret CEO John Yao said in a statement. “We wish her well and hope that she will come forward to address this matter directly with the community.”
Despite participating in anti-military protests in the wake of the February 2021 coup, the 22-year-old streamer whose real name is Thet Hnin Swe Zin was added to a popular boycott list after she participated Saturday in a sales event.
She was called out for joining celebrities such as actress San Yati Moe Myint, travel blogger Su Wai Go, and DJ Y3llo, who have been labeled pro-junta by those opposed to its rule. As of this afternoon, Kizz’s Facebook page was no longer available.
Team Secret fields more than 40 pro gamers in more than 20 countries. Kizz had joined the group in a promotional role in December.
Fants of the esports team were happy with the statement.
“We really appreciated listening to our people and standing with us. Thank You Team Secret,” one wrote under the announcement.