I may not talk about video games much on my blog, but in actuality I am subscribed to many video game review shows on Youtube. I find them some of the more interesting content on Youtube. I have watched the Completionist for about 2 years now and have enjoyed probably every episode. I was on the bus when I hear this and was asleep after a midterm and missed the fallout. So this is what I found out.
On February 15th Greg made a post on Twitter possibly foreshadowing his disagreement The Completionist.
Weeks later we get this message from Greg says this…
And Jirard responds with this…
This is the video he posted…
He posted this comment in the information of the video…
“So before everyone starts coming up with theories and things get a little crazy, I just want to be clear that out of respect of Greg and our friendship, I’d appreciate it if people would just kind of cool the jets on the whole “we want answers” thing.
Greg posting on Twitter was something that was agreed, we didn’t talk to each other about when. I was in a doctor’s appointment when it happened so I wasn’t able to say anything until after the fact.
The farewell video that you’re asking about has been created and was waiting upon approval by Greg and myself before it’s made public. There’s a chain of commands of things.
Greg has been in every single episode of The Completionist to date, there’s never been an episode he wasn’t in. Fact. Except the breaking bad episode.
The discussion of Greg’s departure has been an ongoing discussion for a while. In the farewell video, I will answer a few questions, but one question that’s going to be missing is “Why?”
Quiet frankly, thats where we ask everyone to respect our decisions. Somethings are best left for people to handle in their own relationships behind closed doors. The theories will poor in, people will freak out and complain. It’s going to happen.
But Greg’s been my best friend for 9 years. And I still respect him so much. If you guys are upset and feel betrayed or lost, imagine how we feel. Our biggest fear was that this was going to turn into some form of Game Grumps conspiracy thing. And truth be told, my heart hurts from knowing that /r/TheConspirist exists. Hopefully it’s just a joke and stays that way.
Anyways, I hope this clears some things up for now. The video will be uploaded and posted right now..
Greg then responded to the video that Jirard posted…
With Jirard responding the Greg’s comment…
Then we see that it wasn’t how Jirard was making it out to be… Remember to read this from the bottom up because it is twitter.
Well that was somewhat of the end of that until this came up…
So there was a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) between Jirard and Greg. This was probably by Polaris because they did not want someone to insult one of their Youtube Personalities. I do not understand how it is the low road to break it though. He was just saying how he felt and how he felt hurt I didn’t see anything
I do not understand what Jirard did to make Greg so upset and why he would hurt the already fragile agreement they had by lying. I can just say I understand why Greg took to twitter like he did. He was hurt and that he felt betrayed more than he already was.
From what I gather some people Greg wanted some more compensation, since he was with the show from the beginning. Jirard however says he came up with everything on his own and Greg was brought on later to make the show more humorous. This resulted in what I assume, Jirard firing Greg.
Remember though these are my thought and I am just sad to see Greg go. He was a funny part of the show and I enjoyed it a lot with him there. I do not know if I will be able to continue watching the Completionist knowing what happened and how they left on such terrible terms. This feels like when Jon left Game Grumps, I was upset and Game Grumps was never the same for me.
I am ending this post with probably one of the most genuine laughs between two friends I have seen on Youtube, from the Completionist. Greg I will miss your humor on the show.