Cardi B Accidentally Links Esports Organization Owner With Rita Ora's Newest Single - Dexerto

Cardi B Accidentally Links Esports Organization Owner With Rita Ora’s Newest Single

Published: 7/Jun/2018 16:45 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson


The world of esports has been garnering a lot more mainstream attention lately, but nothing quite like having the owner of an esports organization feature on the newest single from Cardi B, Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha.

Unfortunately, that isn’t actually true, but many fans were left puzzled when the rapper/pop star tagged Set to DestroyX owner ‘StDxCharlie’ in promoting her latest music video.

Of course, Cardi B actually meant to link to the songs fourth co-star, singer Charli XCX, but whoever posted the tweet to her Twitter, perhaps Cardi B herself or a manager/assistant, got the handles hilariously mixed up.

So instead, her 3 million plus followers were lead to a different Charlie entirely, owner of StDx, a Canadian esports organization founded in 2010.

StDx fields teams in a long list of esports titles, including H1Z1, PUBG, Fortnite, NHL and Street Fighter, as well as having a wide network of streamers and content creators.

They also previously fielded teams in Call of Duty and Rocket League, but the owner’s move into the music industry is certainly a surprise step in a new direction.

The new song “Girls” comes from British singer Rita Ora’s newest album, but StDxCharlie certainly goes down as one of the most surprising features on an album release this year.

The real star on the song, Charli XCX played along with the mistake, saying that the StDxCharlie account was in fact her private Twitter.

And Set to DestroyX’s Charlie was clearly overjoyed with his new direction in his career, putting the StDx brand on the map in unprecedented ways.

In fact, Cardi B was not the only one to mix up the Twitter handles, as promotional DJ ‘DJ Era’ also mistakenly credited StDxCharlie with his performance on the track

Still no news of when StDxCharlie will be dropping his debut album, but a few more big name features like Cardi B and Rita Ora, and no doubt it would be a chart topper.

Call of Duty

World Champion John nearing return to professional Call of Duty

Published: 22/Oct/2020 23:42 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 23:59

by Theo Salaun


After eons of silence, Johnathan ‘John’ Perez is updating fans on his status as a competitive Call of Duty player and suggesting that he is nearing a highly anticipated return to the scene.

One of competitive Call of Duty’s greatest mysteries appears to be unfolding into its next chapter, as John has finally spoken up and let fans, and competitors, know that his return is nigh. 

A former Call of Duty world champion and MVP, John surreptitiously vanished from the competitive circuit with rumors that he was banned from participating in the inaugural Call of Duty League season.

Although those rumors couldn’t specify why he was banned or for how long he would be (some saying one year, some saying indefinitely), it appears that John is making headway on his highly anticipated return. In a tweet that has sent the CoD community into an uproar, he explained that he will be coming back, but only once he is entirely healthy and distraction-free.

A 2016 World Champion and MVP while playing with Team Envy, John has been widely considered a premier SMG player in Call of Duty. Absent from the inaugural CDL season, he nonetheless made one appearance at a local LAN — taking first place at AGN Charlotte with Total Advantage.

Following some highly contested rumors that he was on the New York Subliners’ radar for 2020 rostermania, John’s tweet is the first true indication that he will be making a CDL debut. 

He explained his current progress, along with two pictures, to share his status update with, and encourage patience from, his fans: “I’m close to getting my mind and health perfect with the help of my second home…trust the process.”

In the pictures, it appears that John is prioritizing his health over everything before returning to high-level CoD competition. One image shows a sports therapy room with what appears to be an OxyHealth hyperbaric chamber, typically used to stimulate oxygen flow. Another shows him looking into a office as a doctor monitors an Eclipse eVive pulse wave therapy device, typically used to repair and stimulate growth of red blood cells.

None of that really matters, as the specific health and distractions affecting John have been, and will continue to be, up to his own discretion to disclose. What matters is that one of Call of Duty’s biggest stars appears nearly ready to make his return.

Following the early rumors that he was banned from the professional circuit, this is exciting news. Among teams that have the roster space to sign the former SMG superstar, the Subliners remain the most intriguing. Further, the London Royal Ravens, Paris Legion, and Florida Mutineers all have undecided starting spots available, while numerous other rosters have substitute spots unoccupied.

Among fellow competitors, peers like the New York Subliners’ James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and OpTic Gaming’s Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan have already expressed excitement over this focus on a return.

As for when John might be making his CDL debut, no one knows when it will be or which team it will be with. But he’s reminded us all that when he’s back, he’ll be at his best: “Just know that when I’m 100 percent ready, I’ll be coming back with none of the health issues or distractions that I was lowkey playing with before.”