OpTic Gaming Owners Infinite Esports Cut Ties with an Investor After Managing Partner Arrested for Assaulting Wife with Hammer - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming Owners Infinite Esports Cut Ties with an Investor After Managing Partner Arrested for Assaulting Wife with Hammer

Published: 9/Aug/2018 8:03 Updated: 9/Aug/2018 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Infinite Esports, the ownership group of OpTic Gaming and OWL team Houston Outlaws, has reportedly cut ties with one of its investors, after a managing partner was arrested for assaulting his wife with a hammer.

According to a police report, the managing partner of Deep Space Ventures, Stephen Hays, was arrested after an alleged attack on his wife with a hammer in their home in Frisco, Texas.

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As reported by ESPN, according to sources Infinite Esports & Entertainment has now ‘cut ties’ with Deep Space Ventures as a result of the arrest.

Hays is a former investment banker and one of the co-founders of Deep space Ventures, a $20 million investment fund. He posted $50,000 bond on Tuesday, August 7.

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The police report states that Stephen Hays’ wife, Christine Hays, told police in hospital that her husband had assaulted her after attending a Panic! At the Disco concert, from which she had returned home in an Uber.

She told police that Hays awoke her at around 4am, walking into her bedroom with a hammer in hand and assaulting her with it and other items which he threw at her.

After police searched the premises, they found the bedroom door broken and a hammer stuck in the wall above the bed.

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Hays also previously pleaded guilty to the attempted assault of another woman in November 2017, but says he was forced into making the plea and maintains that he is innocent of this offense.

Deep Space Ventures investment deal with Infinite Esports started in December, and they also invested in a number of other esports related companies.

Source: ESPN

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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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