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Clayster explains why he waved goodbye to EG after beating them at Champs

Published: 17/Aug/2019 21:31 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 0:02

by Albert Petrosyan


Veteran Call of Duty pro James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has defended himself against a gesture he made towards Evil Geniuses at the 2019 CWL Championship.

Rivalries, both between teams and individual players, are commonplace in Call of Duty esports, so it’s not a surprise when some decide to show up their opponents after handing them a loss.

That was the case for Clayster, who waved goodbye to Evil Geniuses on the other side of the main stage after eUnited defeated them 3-2 in the second round of the Winners Bracket.

With the moment being captured live on the CWL stream, and later posted on their official Twitter account, some took offense to the wave, calling it “cringe” and claiming Clay shouldn’t have done that after he had been “carried” to a series win by his teammates.

However, the World Champion did not take back the gesture, instead offering an explanation that it was aimed at former teammate Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan.

“Huh, seems people are upset, what do ya know,” he tweeted. “One thing I’ll say: you guys are quick to forget that the guy tried to get me dropped off my team that I got him on, then when it didn’t work, proceeded to do a month-long character assasination attempt on me, going as far as saying I’m the f*cking CoDBurner. Have fun being upset.” 

Clayster is, of course, referring to a drawn out feud between he and JKap that took place several months ago, during really the only down period for eUnited this season.

Following a dysmal last-place finish at CWL Fort Worth on March 17, the team decided to demote JKap to the bench, promoting young star Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr to the starting lineup.

Following the roster shuffle, JKap proceeded to bash Clayster on social media, posting inflammatory comments about his character and calling him arrogant, self-centered, and a horrible teammate.

While Clay tried to defuse the controversy by saying he had no hard feelings, JKap continued to take shots, calling him “toxic” and a “fake hype” man. 

MLGThe drama between JKap (middle) and Clayster (far right) became public after eUnited’s mid-season roster shuffle.

Following the switch, eUnited’s incredible run of form has been well documented, as the team finished third at CWL London, the top seed in Division B of the CWL Pro League, and placed first at CWL Finals.

JKap on the other hand, moved to Evil Geniuses when the roster lock was lifted mid-April, and while his team hasn’t had nearly the success of eU, they still find themselves in the top eight of the $2 million CWL Championship.

Follow all of the competitive action live with our dedicated CWL Champs 2019 hub, which features livestreams, updated scores, the Winners and Losers Brackets, final placements so far, and more.

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for constant live update tweets through each day of the competition. 

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

mike smith bubbles trailer park boys
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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”