Temp mocks Luminosity duo Brack and FormaL in heated exchange: "you f***ing shit can" - Dexerto
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Temp mocks Luminosity duo Brack and FormaL in heated exchange: “you f***ing shit can”

Published: 9/Jul/2019 20:48 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 1:46

by Calum Patterson

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Professional Call of Duty player Donovan ‘Temp‘ Laroda has hit out at Luminosity’s Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry, labelling him a “fucking shit can” in a war of words on social media.

The Splyce pro first responded to a seemingly innocuous post from Brack on July 9, where the LG player had asked whether a Nighthawk router would help him play like ‘Huke Skywalker’ (referring to Temp’s Splyce teammate, Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland.)

Temp’s reply, “you fucking suck brotha man” didn’t immediately draw a response from Brack, but when a fan reminded him that Luminosity had beaten Temp and Co. during their most recent League match, Brack weighed in: “That’s what I was thinking.”

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Temp hit right back, labelling his fellow pro player a “fucking shit can”, and reminding him of his LAN records for most damage in the Black Ops 4 season, while dismissing LG’s win over Splyce as little more than a meaningless league match.

Loroda also suggested Brack was guilty of ‘baiting’ his teammates for the sake of his personal stats – an issue 100 Thieves’ star Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat was vocal about days prior.

“LEGIT ALL TIME DAMAGE RECORD vs your garbage ass at an EVENT,” Temp wrote. “Stop baiting your team and (challenge) someone for once you fucking shit can.”

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Temp went on to reiterate that he believes Brack’s impressive individual stats are down to selfish gameplay, “baiting his teammates”, and telling his fellow pro to “get better shitter”, so that LG’s Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry can qualify for playoffs.

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FormaL joins in defense of teammate

Brack’s Luminosity teammate Matthew ‘FormaL‘ Piper came to his defense, but Temp went on to claim that their win over Splyce was only granted because he wasn’t trying, instead ‘throwing them a bone’.

Temp argued that in his younger years as a ‘developing’ player, he was more easily beaten by top pros, but is now in his prime, and even a World Champion like FormaL “cannot fuck with me”.

He also accused Brack of starting the confrontation with his jab at Huke over internet connection and the use of a router: “his fan boy ass trash can shouldn’t (have) said shit.”

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The debate wasn’t over though, as FormaL attempted to nuetralize the situation by suggesting Brack wasn’t being serious in his initial post, and that Temp had overreacted.

Temp wasn’t hearing it though, doubling-down that Brack was “trash” – and that FormaL would eventually agree “when you drop him in a few months”.

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Brack’s father weighs in

Later on July 9, Brack’s father, Archie Newberry, hit back at Temp, appearing to mock the pro player’s weight – to which Temp was understandably incensed by.

Responding, Temp continued to lay on insults towards Brack, while suggesting his father looked ‘weak’ in his attempt to defend his son.

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Unrelenting, Newberry responded again, labelling Temp’s attidute “toxic”, and that as such he was holding back his team, ending his message with “basically, you suck!”

Keeping it short, Temp fired back by stating plainly that he possesses ’10 times the talent’ of Brack.

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All three players, Temp, Brack and FormaL, will have the opportunity to put their words into action at the CWL Finals in Miami – but only if Luminosity can qualify for the event through the Play-In tournament.

Temp’s Splyce are already qualified for the $1.25 million event, with a whopping $500,000 up for grabs for first place.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.