Zoie Burgher's Luxe Gaming Organization is Making a Comeback - Dexerto
Esports

Zoie Burgher’s Luxe Gaming Organization is Making a Comeback

Published: 5/Jul/2018 17:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Chantal Stewart-Jones

Share


Luxe Gaming has announced it is relaunching, just three months after it initially dissolved.

Created by controversial YouTuber Zoie Burgher in 2016, Luxe saw a number of female personalities move into a Californian mansion in 2017, make gaming content and share vlogs around their lives there.

Advertisement

The all-female company originally labelled itself as being a mix of a gaming team, media brand and talent agency, and went on to create a reality TV show about the girls living in the Luxe House.

It wasn’t to be though, as the TV show didn’t receive great feedback or get the traction the organization had hoped for, and Zoie announced it would be disbanding in April of this year, after it had just hurt her and her friends.

Advertisement

Despite the short time period, it looks like Zoie, at least, is interested in giving Luxe Gaming another chance at success, announcing it’s revival on Twitter.

Perhaps she’s learnt from her previous attempt, as it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be entirely the same organization. 

It would in fact be the third time the brand has relaunched, after it’s initial set of stars from 2016 left after disagreements with Zoie’s management style, before the second group were recruited in 2017.

Advertisement

It looks like Luxe has been busy planning the relaunch and is set to be a more positive space going forwards, which shouldn’t be too surprising after Zoie attributed some of its previous failures to the hatred and negativity she received in response to the company.

Though none of the previous personalities associated with Luxe Gaming have said whether they’ll be returning, you won’t have to wait long to find out who’s involved, as creator spotlights will be coming this week.

Call of Duty

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

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

Share


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.

Advertisement

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. 

Advertisement

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.”

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement