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Dallas Call of Duty announce Clayster as first signing

Published: 14/Oct/2019 13:05 Updated: 20/Oct/2019 12:27

by Connor Bennett

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Dallas’ Call of Duty franchise have unveiled their first player in franchising as former eUnited star James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks.

Competitive Call of Duty is undergoing a huge shift as it moves to franchise ahead of the Modern Warfare season. 12 franchises spanning 11 cities across the United States and Canada have been founded, replacing the huge brands of yesteryear in Call of Duty. 

As a result, players have had the opportunity to sign with whoever they want – provided that they aren’t retained by a team that has a franchise spot. One such team, Dallas – which is backed by Team Envy  – has begun to make their moves, starting off with a huge splash. 

The legendary CoD pro will represent Dallas.

The team has announced that Clayster will be their first signing ahead of the inaugural season. The former eUnited Rifler has won 2 World Championships throughout his storied career and will give Dallas plenty of firepower. 

“Success is an all-in thing,” Clay said in his announcement video as he looks to cement his legacy with Dallas. “… Everybody has to buy in, everybody has to do their part.”

Teams in the Call of Duty league will be able to sign up to 10 players for their roster, with the 5v5 system that was brought in during the Black Ops 4 holding over into franchising. 

As has already been announced, teams will be able to substitute players in during their matches – similar to how the Overwatch League works – so, rosters could differ based on respawn game modes and for Search and Destroy.

Who else will join Clayster on the Dallas roster remains to be seen, as the team will announce a player every day until Saturday, October 19, where they will then reveal their branding for the new league.

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

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun

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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.

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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. 

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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.”