Clayster calls out OpTic for being late to scrims, and Karma hits back

Albert Petrosyan
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Call of Duty pro player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow had some tough words for eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks after OpTic Gaming were called out for being late to a practice scrim.

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Scrim schedules have been a major point of discussion in the competitive CoD community over the past few weeks, with teams constantly going at each other for being late to practice matches.

One of the teams whose scrim habits have been put under scrutiny is OpTic Gaming, as Clayster became the latest to put them on blast for their failure to show up on time. 

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Clayster calls out OpTic

On April 26, Clayster took to Twitter to announce that he and his eUnited squad had waiting an hour past their scheduled scrim time to play OpTic, including a sarcastically happy GIF with his tweet.

He would later reveal that, once the practice session did get started, OpTic had decided to cut the scrim short in order to make it to their next scheduled match. 

“Wait, now I actually just lost full,” he tweeted. “We wait an hour for OG then they quit after HP’s to ‘make their second scrim.’ This is actual comedy. LOST FULL.”

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Karma hits back at Clayster

One of the tweets that Clayster put out appears to have not sat well with Karma, who hit back at the eUnited man with a strong response: “Still crying on Twitter after we gave you an hour and a half notice man”

Ironically, Karma’s response came on a tweet that Clayster actually hadn’t aimed at OpTic, which he pointed out in his response. However, the OpTic star wasn’t having any of it, suggesting that eUnited only scrim against the teams that were never late.

This engagement with Clay didn’t seem to calm Karma down, as he then proceeded to put out an inflammatory sub-tweet on his own page, while not tagging anyone in particular. 


Reason for OpTic’s tardiness

After things began to settle down on Twitter, it became apparent that the OpTic players had indeed warned Clayster and eUnited that they were going to be late, because of a personal matter with Brendan ‘Dashy’ Otell.

Clay did admit that he had received the notice beforehand, and that his tweets were primarily out of frustration towards all of the teams, rather than just OpTic. 

OpTic’s scrim habits continue to be questioned

This is not the first time that OpTic’s tardiness to scrims has been brought up on a public forum such as Twitter. Recently, FaZe Clan’s Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris tweeted about how he wanted to “blacklist” the team from scrims for “wasting his time.”

Several weeks ago, following CWL Fort Worth, 100 Thieves’ Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt called out the OpTic players for failing to show up on time for scrims in their own pre-LAN bootcamp.

At the time, OG’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter denied those accusations, although he was accused of “blatantly lying” by 100T CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag. 

OpTic Gaming
CWL Vegas champs OpTic Gaming have been accused of regularly being late to scrim practice matches.

Despite all of this drama, the Green Wall will want to keep their heads clear, as they prepare for their trip to the UK to compete in the CWL London major tournament.