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OpTic Gaming and eUnited dispute continues as OpTic refuse to replay map during CWL 2K

Published: 6/Nov/2018 11:34 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 18:00

by Matt Porter


The rivalry between OpTic Gaming and eUnited continued during the CWL 2K tournament on Monday, November 5, as OpTic Gaming turned down a suggestion to replay a Hardpoint map after Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson lagged out of the game.

The OpTic squad have been involved in a dispute with the eUnited org since Halloween, when the latter changed their Twitter profile picture colors to those of the OpTic, joking that they were dressing up as “a Top 24 Champs team” for the occasion.

During the second day of the tournament on November 5, the teams were neck and neck heading into the final few hills of a Hardpoint, when eUnited’s Arcitys complained about lag affecting him, appearing to stand idle in his spawn.

With OpTic Gaming winning the Hardpoint thanks to a 5v4 numerical advantage, eUnited suggested replaying the map to declare a fair winner when both teams had their full squad available.

Unfortunately for eUnited, OpTic had no intention of replaying the map, citing their rival organization’s social media antics as the main reason as to why they wouldn’t restart the Hardpoint. 

“Does anyone remember Halloween?” asked Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter. “I’m making the second map bro. Sorry Arcitys, Prestini, aBeZy, Clay and JKap, your org got you that [loss].”

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner agreed, saying: “These guys are fucking losers. Their whole organization is.”

OpTic Gaming’s coach Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow was later asked about the incident on stream, and attempted to clear the air somewhat.

Asked whether there was any ‘bad blood’ between the teams, TeePee said “it’s a 2K, who gives a fuck. If people are going to get hung up on that shit, in a 2K – like, come on man.”

CWL caster and host Clint ‘Maven’ Evans agreed, saying “we were all in discord together like ‘who cares, play or don’t play, just do something.”

On the other hand, eUnited’s coach Brian ‘Saintt’ Baroska still held on to the map not being a fair loss for eU, saying they had lost semis ‘1-2’, rather than the 0-3 scoreline.

OpTic Gaming went on to win the series 3-0, knocking eUnited out of the tournament and securing their place in the final.

Facing off against Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale’s Team Orgless, OpTic were in incredible form, beating them 3-0 to win the CWL 2K without dropping a single map along the way.

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

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


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.”