CoD Community Reacts to OpTic Gaming's Shocking Group Stage Elimination at CWL Champs - Dexerto
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CoD Community Reacts to OpTic Gaming’s Shocking Group Stage Elimination at CWL Champs

Published: 17/Aug/2018 1:27 Updated: 17/Aug/2018 2:40

by Albert Petrosyan


The competitive Call of Duty community was stunned on August 16 as OpTic Gaming were shockingly eliminated in the group stages of the 2018 CWL Championships. 

Almost immediately, the news of OpTic’s elimination spread like wildfire, drawing reactions of utmost surprise and disappointment.

Many of the prominent members of the CoD community, including current and former pro players, took to social media to express their reaction.

While most of their tweets varied in wording and tone, one thing was clear, no one had expected something like this to happen, especially this early in the tournament.

It was not only the fact that OpTic had been eliminated in the group stages that was surprising, it was the manner with which it happened.

They entered their final match of the group with a 2-0 record, but were swept 3-0 at the hands of Evil Geniuses. That result, combined with Team Elevate’s 3-0 win against Supremacy, meant that OpTic were out based on map count tiebreakers. 

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news of OpTic’s elimination, including tweets from the OpTic players themselves. 

Many of these tweets represent raw thoughts and emotion, as they were sent out just after the final result.

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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton


Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.