Hastr0 makes huge donation to help service dog organization - Dexerto

Hastr0 makes huge donation to help service dog organization

Published: 18/Sep/2019 0:58 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 1:28

by Alan Bernal


Envy Gaming’s CEO Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail is making a huge commitment for a great charity as he and his org look to give Canine Companions for Independence a lift during North Texas Giving Day.

The local holiday recruits everyone in the Lone Star State to give back to great causes, and Team Envy has been on a roll during the month of September of raising funds for great orgs.


Team Envy and partner GameStop teamed up to generate donations for Make-A-Wish during National Video Games Day, but that Texas esports org wasn’t done finding worthy drives to work for.

Leading by example, the Envy CEO announced that he’ll be matching up to a five-figure donation for working dogs who play a pivotal role in thousands of people’s lives.


“Excited to be collaborating with an organization doing major good for a severely under-served population,” Hastr0 said.

The exec pledged to “personally match $10,000” in donations to the Canine Companions’ drive on the Texas community giving day. That’s a huge sum of money that would go directly to the charity twice over, depending on how much the community shows up to donate.

But Hastr0 isn’t alone in donating to the cause, Envy CSGO players such as Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis, Sam ‘s0m’ Oh, and Bradley ‘ANDROID’ Fodor spent some time at the ground level with the canine-centric org.


ANDROID TwitterEnvy’s ANDROID seen with one of the stars from the Canine Companions.

“Spent a day with Canine Companions and learned a lot about the dogs as well as all the wonderful people working towards a great cause,” ANDROID said before reiterating his org owner’s $10k commitment “so what better time to help support puppers and doggos.”

It looks like Envy are spearheading the drive from the player level all the way up to execs as they try to pull together enough funds to reach their goal.

At the time of writing the goal of $10,000 is slowly ramping up but only has $124 to its name, but esports and Envy fans will sure to ramp up the donations to give Hastr0 a bigger sum to match.


Interested fans can reach the Canine Companions for Independence campaign here to show support for the helpful pups.

Call of Duty

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

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun


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.


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. 


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.”


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.


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.