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Xotic’s response to Parasite putting him on blast during EG CoD roster drama might surprise you

Published: 16/Nov/2018 12:25 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 12:30

by Ross Deason


Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte was incensed when he discovered that his teammate, John ‘Xotic’ Bruno, was leaving the team at the last minute, and he wasn’t afraid to let the world know.

After hearing that Xotic was joining Evil Geniuses, and that his team would be losing a pool play spot as a result, Parasite stated: “Xotic sketched for EG and gave away our pool play spot to a team we are better than lmfao. He didn’t even tell us until just now and he knew for days. Scum.”

When Xotic tried to explain his side of the story, Parasite responded with a line that became an instant Call of Duty trash talk classic, saying: “Pipe down. You’re worthless. You’re not a friend of mine and I honestly hope the rest of your career is plagued with failure. You will never be a champion. You are a coward.”

Evil Geniuses have now confirmed the move and their rivalry with Parasite’s team is already expected to be one of the best heading into CWL Las Vegas in December, but Xotic’s response to all of the drama might come as a surprise.

Parasite represented Evil Geniuses for the last three events of the Infinite Warfare season in 2017.

100 Thieves’ owner, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, already turning Parasite’s roast into a ‘copypasta’, used it in a lighthearted response to one of his players, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and Xotic was the first to admit that it’s one of the best roasts CoD has ever seen.

“This gotta be the best thing that’s ever been said in cod history,” the Canadian player said in response to Nadeshot on Twitter:

Xotic doubled down on those statements when his response made its way to Reddit, saying that he finds it funny and conceding that he understands Parasite’s frustrations.

“It is funny. I know why he’s mad and he has all the right too. I didn’t want it to happen this way,” he said, continuing to make it clear that he regrets the timing of the move and the way it occured.

Parasite, Adam ‘GodRx’ Brown, Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano and Dylan ‘Theory’ McGee played scrims with Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield on November 16.

Given the fact that Lacefield was the player that Xotic replaced on Evil Geniuses, the direct swap would make a lot of sense for Parasite and company.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.