Professional Call of Duty player James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has apologized after he hit out at OpTic Gaming “fanboys” who came to his livestream to troll him.
Clayster was streaming a scrim against OpTic on January 15, as the two top placing teams from CWL Las Vegas practiced ahead of the CWL Pro League beginning in February.
In between maps, Clayster noticed a portion of his stream chat were not simply there to watch the match or support eUnited, but rather were OpTic fans there to troll him and other members of the chat.
Eubanks, who played for OpTic for most of the 2014 season, is no stranger to fans of other teams, particularly OpTic, attempting to troll him online.
However, on this occasion, it got under the world champion’s skin, prompting him to respond, but some feel his comments went too far.
“You guys can all go fucking kill yourselves, idiots,” Clayster says in one clip, continuing, “like, imagine that’s your life, you sit in some person you fanboy over’s stream, then you go to another person’s stream during a practice match that we stream for your entertainment.”
Following his comments, Clayster later apologized on Twitter, but also suggests that without context it looks worse than it was.
Posting stuff without any context whatsoever is kinda whack too, guess that’s the world we live in with clips.
— eU Clayster (@Clayster) January 16, 2019
Some were angered by Clayster telling these trolls to “kill themselves”, while others argue that he had been pushed too far, and the comment was clearly made in the heat of the moment.
However, as a veteran player, Eubanks should have plenty of experience in having to put up with these trolls, particularly from the OpTic fanbase given their larger numbers compared to other teams.