FaZe Clan co-owner Apex hilariously destroys trash talker on Call of Duty: MW2 - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan co-owner Apex hilariously destroys trash talker on Call of Duty: MW2

Published: 28/Dec/2018 10:29 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:57

by David Purcell


After running into a trash talker during his epic return to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, FaZe Clan’s Apex decided to hand out a brutal beating on one of the game’s most popular maps. 

FaZe Clan’s co-founder had to delete Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on his console to free up space for the notoriously sniper heavy game, but once he got going, it was all about Free-For-All on Highrise.

The streamer, who has over 4.7 million subscribers on YouTube, finished fifth in the game with 1200 points before he was flooded with Xbox messages. The first he showed us was from ‘king hevn,’ which said: “Good to see you back on MW2”, however one player seemed to want a challenge rather than a conversation.

Infinity WardRust, the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map typically used for 1v1 sniper matches.

A message from Las Mortas said: “1v1 MW2 Rust and if you don’t accept, then you will have five years of bad luck”, which is not the standard way to ask for a one-on-one sniper match on the famous Call of Duty map.

“Oh wow, I’ve got to 1v1 this kid on Rust. No way. I did not think that this was going to happen. I did not think this is what my day was going to be,” he said before setting up the lobby. “Here we go bro, let’s go.”

Yet – even after all of that – Las Mortas never decided to join the game. Instead, PackinHeatPooba, who called Apex a “bearded short”, joined the lobby and the challenge was finally on.

Apex raced into a 9-0 lead against his opponent, while Las Mortas continued to send him messages, but the gamer was too busy destroying his opponent to reply.

The “despicable” game ended 20-2 to the YouTuber, with one of PackinHeatPooba’s kills coming from a throwing knife and the other from when Apex was trying to no-scope the player for a while. After realizing the gulf in class between the two, the player swiftly left the lobby at the end of the game.

All talk, no action.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.