While ostensibly rivals given their competing organizations, OpTic Gaming founder H3CZ, and FaZe founder Temper, have revealed their matching tattoos, as well as the surprisingly deep meanings behind them.
The pair are known to be good friends, recently revealing that neither of their organizations would exist without the other. Now though, they have paid tribute to the games (and specific weapons within those games) that they say led to the founding of their prestigious organizations.
Following discussions regarding tattoos, the pair agreed to get matching tattoos on the side of their hands, tributing the CoD guns that fueled their respective orgs. For Temper, this is the Intervention, most famous for its appearance in the acclaimed Modern Warfare 2, remembered by many as the best Call of Duty game of all time.
H3CZ, however, decided to tribute the M40A3, originally from 2007’s Modern Warfare, the game widely credited as establishing the CoD formula, as well as launching the game into the mainstream gaming market.
The pair's completed tattoos can be seen below.
However, both figures actually explained that there is a deeper meaning for their tattoos, with H3CZ stating that, for him, he has associated tattoos with being self-employed, and the success that Call of Duty has brought him.
Similarly, Temper described how the Intervention within MW2 was so influential to FaZe Clan. “This gun right here,” he said, pointing to the Intervention, “literally created FaZe. [It] changed my life, created FaZe Clan, it’s time to fucking honor it.”
Given the incredible levels of success both organizations have gone on to experience, it seems a fitting tribute to the games - and specific weapons - that created them and have been so influential to Call of Duty over the years.