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Dr DisRespect has a problem with the word ‘esports’

Published: 29/Nov/2018 18:39 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 18:50

by Connor Bennett

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Dr DisRespect has an issue with the word ‘esports’ and wants to find a better phrase to describe the competitive scene.

The two-time Blockbuster Gaming champion has never been someone that holds anything back when it comes to his opinion. He always gives his opinion to his viewers and followers, whether it be unpopular or not and this time is no different.

This time, however, the Doc doesn’t have an issue with a game or a game developer. He’s taken issue with the word ‘esports.’

During his November 28 stream, the Doc received a $50 donation from Twitch user Marco who tells him to move to Texas for better internet and so he can dominate opponents in the newly opened esports arena in Arlington.

The two-time responds: “I think esports, the word and just the way esports looks makes me sick to my stomach. I don’t know why. Esports? That’s the word we decided to go with? That’s accepted? Esports?”

He adds that he wants to start a campaign to start over and find a different word, something that is organically grown to describe the space. “esports? I’m not sold man,” he further states.

The Doc added to his annoyance on Twitter, tweeting on November 29: “I can’t stand the word ‘esports’. This can’t be the word we all agreed upon. Sounds lazy. Sounds manufactured. There has to be something better than ‘esports’. I hate saying it and I hate looking at it. It’s ugly.”

However, the two-time has yet to offer a resolution to his issue. “I’m not saying I have the solution or what that name could be,” Doc said, during his stream on the 28th. “I just hateeeee esports.”

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.