Professional esports players from the Brave and League of Legends Scene seem to have trouble changing their names on Twitter. Many organizations have recently announced new roster movements that have required players to change their names. However, due to new Twitter rules, it may take a while.

The platform has changed a lot since Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion. Most notable was Twitter Blue, which allowed users to pay $8 to get a verified tick. This didn’t go well, as trolls decided to impersonate well-known figures and companies, including video game giants Nintendo and Valve. Another update that frustrated some verified users was that they couldn’t change their Twitter names.


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Some esports pros recently faced the same problem. Brave Players Ethan “Ethan” Arnold and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom tweeted that they couldn’t change their names after announcing they were moving to Evil Geniuses and Karmine Corp, respectively. League of Legends Player Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, who recently left Team Liquid, experienced the same thing, adding that he couldn’t keep up with Twitter’s changes.

At the time of writing, ScreaM managed to change his name to reflect his current organization, although he didn’t share how he did it. Ethan and Bjergsen still had their previous teams, NRG and TL Honda respectively, to their names. Meanwhile, other pro players didn’t seem to have the same problem, as they were able to change their Twitter names immediately after announcing their roster change. It’s possible they contacted Twitter support to help them, just as rapper Doja Cat recently tweeted directly to Musk to help her.

It’s still unclear if Musk would keep this feature, especially since he implemented it just days after verified Twitter users on the platform impersonated and mocked him. Many people are understandably upset with Musk for making unnecessary Twitter updates that have made it difficult to use, while others seem to laugh at the business mogul for being offended by the jokes and criticism leveled at him.

Esports players and celebrities won’t be the only ones who would be affected by this update if it goes ahead. Even publications, journalists, government officials and other trusted individuals would be harassed by it. The reality is that not everyone would have the time to contact Twitter support every time they needed to change their name, nor would they be lucky enough to let Musk do it for them. For now, netizens, including esports players, will have to wait and see if Twitter gets any more updates to resolve the issue.

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