@Phished0ne: I agree with you, a warning would have been more appropriate, but are we sure that LevelUp took this decision only because of Kotaku? I watched the stream live and I remember thinking "Oh God ETR please make that sociopath Marn shut the hell up, cut his mic, do something".
Don't get me wrong I have nothing but contempt for Kotaku like any sane individual and I feel like they did their article to profit off the controversy, but I think it's entirely possible that LevelUp decided on their own to show that they were willing to take action.
It's worth noting that it was Kotaku's article that provoked inkblot at SRK to write a more serious column on confronting the issue when just yesterday he was posted that cheerleading fluff piece. It's funny how fast he went from "we need to confront this eventually" to "we need to confront this right now."
Oh yeah, dont get me started about SRK. That place is a joke anymore when it comes to editorial content. I think its safe to say that there was mixture between the SRK reaction, and Kotaku article that forced Levelup's hand. Especially considering that SRK was a sponsor of LevelUp. But if SRK was going to pull sponsorship regardless, as it was mentioned in the same levelup post about Marn and ETR getting booted. Why bother boothing them? i guess just to keep up appearances for a future sponsorship and trying the EVO points thing again.