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Courage’s TSM Fortnite roast sends Tfue into hysterics

Published: 8/Jan/2019 15:55 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 16:51

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop sent a light-hearted jab at esports org Team SoloMid, particularly their Fortnite team, mocking their lack of recent success.

Formerly a full time caster with MLG for the Call of Duty World League, CouRage is well versed in the world of esports, and his comedy streak as a commentator has easily transitioned to streaming too.

In the past, the fan favorite caster-turned-streamer has mocked teams like eUnited and their Fortnite roster, after he was eliminated by them in a game, responding with “I have more Fortnite earnings than your Fortnite team.”

TSM, one of the best known esports organizations with a strong presence in Fortnite, field players like Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco and Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin, to name a few.

However, the team has had limited success in tournament scenarios recently, with the TSM duo of Myth and Karman ‘Kaysid’ Sidhu only managing 30th place at the WSOE 3 Fortnite tournament.

Watching the final player win a Fortnite match, named ‘TSM_Herberth’, with an RPG elimination, CouRage jokingly casted the moment, saying “The best thing competitive TSM have done, in months!”

The comment sent his teammates into hysterics, particularly FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, who, conversely to TSM’s fortunes, is the winningest Fortnite player, in terms of prize money, ever.

CouRage himself has tried his hand at competitive Fortnite, and is certainly a competent high level player, but is more intent on doing more casting at major tournaments than competing in them.

Although, since his departure from OpTic Gaming, there’s nothing stopping him from signing for an organization to compete under, to put his money where his mouth is up against the TSM pros.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.