However, some fans of the remaining teams in the tournament seemed to get a bit too excited seeing the likes of OpTic and 100 Thieves struggle, prompting Clayster to post about the “toxic fans” at the event, and online.
After becoming aware of some eU fans being toxic towards other teams, Clayster quickly responded expressing to his fans to show a little more class towards some of the players who provide entertainment for the fans.
The Call of Duty veteran stated that he didn’t want any viewers who were toxic to other teams as eUnited fans and called for fans to have more respect, “Win and lose with class y’all, no need to kick others while they’re down.”
Much easier for me to say but any eU fans being toxic to other teams, we don’t want you as fans. Win and lose with class y’all, no need to kick others while they’re down.— eU Clayster (@Clayster) July 20, 2019
The 2015 World Championship MVP followed up by explaining how much professional CoD players invest into competing for fans at the CWL events, “Y’all really don’t understand how much passion and energy all of us pros put into this. It’s our life, our validation and our success.
He also called for competitive Call of Duty fans not to generalize or blame other fans, claiming that there will always be a minority of “toxic assholes” who follow the esport.
“There’s always going to be toxic assholes, even if they’re in the minority” Clayster explained, adding, “we’re not some faceless professional athletes, we personally handle our social media.”
And really, don’t try and generalize or “whatabout” other fans. There’s always going to be toxic assholes, even if they’re in the minority. We’re not some faceless professional athletes, we personally handle our social media, we usually read most everything. Don’t push us away :/— eU Clayster (@Clayster) July 21, 2019
Clayster finished by admitting some of his own mistakes such as getting caught up in the hype and being toxic himself in the past, expressing, “I’ve been toxic, i’m sure there will be toxic moments in the future. All you can do is acknowledge mistakes and try to build and grow from them.”
Not saying anyone is perfect too. I’ve been toxic, I’m sure there will be toxic moments in the future. All you can do is acknowledge mistakes and try to build and grow from them. It’s all about -right now-, don’t let past behavior dictate your life.— eU Clayster (@Clayster) July 21, 2019
Although Clayster has had his share of controversial moments in the past many fans resonated with the words of the veteran ahead of the final day of the CWL Finals.
As of July 21, it has been over 1400 days since Clayster last found himself raising a major event trophy at Advanced Warfare Season 3 Playoffs.
Although the eUnited star now finds himself with a perfect opportunity to break that streak as he takes on his former organization FaZe Clan in the Winner’s Finals later on July 21.