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Cross Assault Team Tekken coach, Aris Bakhtanians apologizes for his actions
Posted on February 29, 2012 by OG

Yesterday, I posted about the incident on Capcom’s reality show Cross Assault in which Miranda “Super Yan” Pakozdi forfeited her match due to issues with the coach of Team Tekken, Aris Bakhtanians.   This started a wildfire on gaming sites everywhere regarding the situation and sexual harassment in gaming.  Today, Aris went to his Twitter to give an explanation and apology for what he said:

 

I understand that I said some controversial statements on the Cross Assault show, and a lot of people are deeply offended with what was said. When I made these statements, I was very heated as I felt that the culture of a scene I have been a part of for over 15 years was being threatened. I unfortunately used extreme examples in the heat of the moment and feel that my statements don’t actually communicate how I feel. This is similar to what people say when they get into an argument with their girlfriend, and they say things that they deeply regret. I sincerely apologise if I have offended anyone. My statements do not reflect those of Capcom or myself. The last thing I want to do is get them in trouble for giving me and the fighting game community the opportunity to have an amazing show like this. 

What I was trying to communicate is that mild hostility has always been a defining characteristic of the fighting game scene. Back when arcades were more prevalent, people didn’t like newcomers, and players needed to fight and pay their dues to get respect. The debate I was in was with a person who supported professional leagues, who have intent to censor the community to make it more accessible. I think the sink or swim mentality is something that defined our culture, and if that succeeds it removes something which has been important to help create some of the best fighting game players of our time. I was unfortunately unable to make this point clearly. Again, I am deeply sorry for offending anyone. This was a combination of the people taking things out of context and my own inability in the heat of the moment to defend myself and the community I have loved for over 15 years. 
 
While some sites are more than happy to take this situation and run with it to advance their agendas, I feel that reporting the apology of the person is just as important as reporting the actions that caused that apology.
 
Source:  Aris' Twitter
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