Over the last week, many pros have been sharing their thoughts on the CWL's promotion of OpTic Gaming Seth 'Scump' Abner and Luminosity Gaming’s Peirce 'Gunless' Hillman is the latest to speak out.
During the finals of the first CWL 2K tournament on November 5, Scump was the king of Twitch as his stream reached a peak of over 100,000 viewers.
In the midst of his stream, the official CWL twitter account tweeted out Scump’s stream, something that Team Envy’s Patrick 'ACHES' Price took great issue with.
Gunless was talking to viewers during his stream when the situation came up and he shared his thoughts on the matter.
He starts out by saying that “it’s amazing” and that he’s very happy for Scump since him getting so many viewers only serves to bolster everyone in the community.
At the same time, however, he did take issue with the fact that the official CWL account tweeted out the stream.
“I think it’s pretty disrespectful [since] CWL has never tweeted out a stream ever before other than CWL events when they’re going on,” Gunless says about the controversy. "And they just tweeted out that fucking stream like it was nothing."
Given that Gunless also thinks that the CWL will never tweet out another stream again, he ends up being in agreement with ACHES, saying "the way [ACHES] was acting and going on about things was justified.”
Gunless further clarified the issue by elaborating on what he meant by saying that the move was disrespectful.
“If they do it for other streamers, no one would complain,” offers Gunless on the CWL's promotion of the stream. “Let’s say somebody else was in the finals of the 2K and they wouldn’t have tweeted it out at all. I guarantee you. That’s the disrespect part that comes into it."
Given that it’s been a few days since the event and players are still talking about it, this is likely something that won’t go away anytime soon.
The second CWL 2K of the Black Ops 4 season kicks off on November 11 as players continue gearing up for the first CWL event in Las Vegas in December.