Competitive Call of Duty is just not the same unless there is the usual dose of trash talk between highly competitive players.
While usually the trash talk is reserved for the tradition back-and-forth on social media between players and their respective fans, sometimes things can escalate into an in-person confrontation.
This was the case in the recently developed situation involving eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Rise Nation’s Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza at the CWL Pro League on May 31st.
The pair exchanged words after the teams had just concluded a tightly contested match, in which eUnited came back from 0-2 down to hand Rise their first loss of Stage 2.
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A video of the eUnited players’ reaction after completing the reverse sweep shows Clayster extremely fired up as he yelled out expletives across the stage at the Rise Nation players.
EU AND RISE REACTION. pic.twitter.com/kblfbm8BEW
— Anthony Wheeler (@NAMELESS) May 31, 2018
This seemed to have drawn the ire of Loony, who can be seen exchanging words with Clayster as the teams did their customary handshakes after the match.
Clayster was interviewed after the match and he had some choice words to say about Loony, saying that he is “definitely the sorest loser I’ve ever played against.”
Not getting the chance to speak on the same platform as Clayster, Loony took to Twitter to share his perspective on the situation.
And of course I get all the hate when he talked shit and threw shade first. All good that’s what happens when you are such a big brand like Clay.
— Danny (@RiseLoonysan) May 31, 2018
Of course this is not the first time these two long-time CoD veterans have butted heads. The two went at each other on social media several months ago after eUnited had just swept Rise Nation in a Pool Play match at CWL Birmingham.
This development will be worth keeping an eye on as the two teams will meet again in the CWL Pro League on July 10th, in what very likely could have huge Playoff implications.