Several women have accused Smash professional Elegant of inappropriate behavior while being drunk at Smash events. He is now being criticized for his inglorious behavior.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player Matt “Elegant” Fitzpatrick is facing backlash on Twitter after several women got upset over his drunken behavior at esports events throughout his career. In yesterday’s Twitter post, Twitch streamer Shannoniganz recounted an unwanted sexual encounter she had with Elegant while intoxicated.
The Battle on Twitter
Shannon wrote about her night with Elegant in her TwitLonger, accusing him of taking advantage of her being drunk. She explained that the encounter hurt her emotionally because she had no idea what was happening. According to her words, the incident was so repelling for her that she wanted nothing more to do with Elegant.
Elegant responded with a tweet of his own addressing the situation, confirming everything Shannon said in her September 6 statement. He also clarified that he, just like Shannon, doesn’t remember how it started or how it happened.
Not an isolated case?
Shannon’s Twitter post prompted more women to share their own experiences with Elegant, including content creator SailorMagatron, who shared her TwitLonger that same day. The first part of her post hinted that something happened between her and Elegant that was traumatic for SailorMagatron, but she didn’t want to talk about it because she was “still recovering from it mentally and emotionally”. Instead, she focused on Elegant’s toxic behavior when drinking alcohol.
According to SailorMagatron, at Genesis 2022, Elegant became “touchy” with her after drinking alcohol, which resulted in her immediately leaving the venue. At a different event — Low Tide City 2022 — they stayed together in a hotel room with two beds — a decision SailorMagatron says made because “the rooms didn’t come cheap.” According to SailorMagatron, Elegant returned to their shared room with an unidentified woman and cuddled with her on SailorMagatron’s bed, which made her uncomfortable.
She ended her post by addressing Elegant’s drinking problem, saying that the only way they can get him to change is by speaking publicly, as private conversations were seemingly not working.
The final Twitter statement regarding Elegant’s behavior was too posted on the same day by content creator KayJetshadow, who reported on her encounter with the Smash pro during his stay in San Antonio, texas.
KayJetshadow accompanied Elegant during his stay in the city. On the last day, Kay was called by one of her friends, who asked her to pick Elegant up as he was “too drunk to stay.” The call came around midnight, so Kay agreed to let him stay at her parents’ house. According to Kay, she had to “drag his body to the sofa” before going upstairs to sleep.
KayJetshadow then writes that Elegant sneaked into her room between 3 and 4 am without her noticing. She was allegedly woken up by Elegant’s penis touching her leg, pointing at her, and urinating. On the way to the airport, Kay says Elegant was crying. She concluded her statement:
Elegant is a good person when he thinks clearly. But when it comes to drinking, he needs help. This incident is absolutely disgusting. My mom and I had to tidy up my room because it was literally on the walls and floor. I’m sorry I didn’t say something sooner.