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Edge Esports Announces Strategic Partnership with The Esports Company

Published: 30/Jul/2018 14:27 Updated: 30/Jul/2018 16:23

by Joe O'Brien

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Esports agency Edge Esports has announced a strategic partnership with The Esports Company.

The Esports Company is the lead agency organizing the FIFA eWorld Cup and is set to host this year’s FIFA eWorld Cup final from August 2-4 in London.

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Ahead of the event, a partnership between The Esports Company and London-based Edge Esports has been announced, after the two companies have been working together in recent months.

Edge Esports is a start-up aiming “to create a safe ecosystem for gamers, teams, leagues and brands to connect using our network, expertise and proprietary technology.” Edge will assist The Esports Company with high-level strategic and commercial support as the company grows.

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Edge Esports founder and CEO Adam Whyte commented on the partnership:

“The Esports Company have demonstrated their commitment to player welfare and delivering value for their audience and sponsors. Last year, I attended the FIFA Interactive World Cup Final – now the FIFA eWorld Cup – at London’s Central Hall Westminster and 12 months on we are delighted to partner with the events organiser to help them connect their audience to brands.”

The Esports Company CEO Jakob Shaetz also stated:

“The Esports Company has been working within the esports industry for the last 8 years. Never in this time have we come across a more knowledgeable and experienced company willing to do whatever it takes to enhance esports. The Edge Esports team has been around since the beginning of the esports boom. Combining our companies experience we will be able to support esports culture and expand the industry as a whole.”

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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