ONIC PH head coach Denver “Yeb” Miranda asked the fans to stop harassing his players following the events during their week five match-up against Omega Esports on Sunday night.
Tiebreaker Times later learned that the team, who initially picked up Aulus in the first draft phase, was surprised after Bane appeared on the screen. They immediately reported the issue to the assigned marshal, who then took it to the head marshal.
However, the head marshal failed to take swift action regarding the issue, which caused an almost two-hour delay.
A full redraft was ruled after hours of negotiation, and ONIC PH eventually won the match via a 2-1 victory.
Moments after the match, fans questioned the decision to do a complete redraft, even accusing ONIC PH of using the situation to change their hero selections.
According to ONIC PH country manager Raff Kawabata, the situation got out of hand to the point that even the players’ respective families were harassed by fans online.