D1 or xD1x is a former commentator from Brooklyn, New York currently residing in Santa Monica, California. He was one of competitive Smash's most well known commentators, particularly for Super Smash Bros. Melee; his former static commentating partner was Prog. Though not a particularly successful player, he notably upset PC Chris in pools at Apex 2010 and made his only bracket appearance at a super-major.
Both D1 and Prog were selected to commentate in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, an event hosted by Nintendo at E3 2014, along with Scar. Their participation was revealed in the form of SSB4 newcomer-style images. While assisting with Smash Bros. related community duties, he and The Crimson Blur were hired in February 2015 at Twitch as Strategic Partnerships Program Managers to further grow the community with the company's resources.
Allegation, ban, and statement
On July 2nd, 2020, amidst a wave of sexual harassment allegations in the community, a Twitter user by the name of KTDominate posted in a Twitlonger that D1 had raped her while she was drunk during Smash the Record 2016 and told all of his friends about the experience . Hours later, D1 would release a response apologizing to KTDominate but stating that both of them were drunk and that he had no recollection of the events while denying that he had told anyone about the experience . However, MVD, who helped mediate the situation, posted a screenshot of a DM between him and D1 showing that D1 had knowledge of what had taken place. ESAM, who was also involved in mediation, later shared his account of the situation, which conflicted with D1's story. . Following this, the 2GGaming panel banned D1 from all of their future events, alongside several others accused of sexual misconduct during this time.
Over a year after this event, on July 20th 2021, D1 released a statement via Medium, as well as a video version on YouTube, to address the allegations against him. This statement contained extensive amounts of evidence that aimed to provide full context to each situation that was presented, as well as an open letter to KTDominate.