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CoD streamer banned on Twitch after accidentally firing gun while drunk

Published: 5/Mar/2020 19:35

by Virginia Glaze


Esports organization SoaR have dismissed Call of Duty trickshotter and Twitch streamer Carl Riemer from their team after he fired a gun during a drunken live broadcast.

Riemer went live in early March with a stream that ended up being his last with SoaR, an esports and entertainment organization partnered with a slew of top pro players and content creators.

In the clip taken from his now-defunct Twitch stream, he appeared to jokingly challenge his audience, before cocking a pistol and accidentally firing the weapon into his desktop.

Although he quickly put the weapon down in surprise, his channel was taken offline, and the expected Twitch ban came shortly thereafter.

SoaR also released a statement via Twitter revealing that they had removed the streamer from their team.

“We do not condone the actions on livestream by Carl last night,” they wrote. “He has been removed from the SoaR Gaming roster effective immediately.”

Riemer has also opened up on the situation with a Tweet of his own, where he apologized to his community for what he called the “biggest mistake of my entire life.”

“I just want to thank SoaR for doing what they needed to do,” he said in a short video addressing his removal from the organization. “…I hope you guys know that I have no hatred towards them, or anything like that. I have nothing but love for those people.”


The content creator also admitted that he had been drinking during the offending stream, confirming that he had been “clearly intoxicated” in another video discussing the situation.

He also denied rumors that he and fiance Aliciya allegedly split up due to the drama, explaining that his relationship is still intact and that she is “unbelievably upset” for him.

An active Call of Duty trickshotter, Riemer still boasts an active YouTube channel, where he sports an impressive 850,000 subscribers.

While there’s no telling how long his Twitch ban will last, his community remains supportive in spite of a debilitating development that has brought a huge change to his plans as a gaming content creator.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.