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Phone Company O2 Posts a Ridiculous ‘eGamers’ Advert

Published: 9/Aug/2018 18:05 Updated: 9/Aug/2018 18:18

by Vincent Genova

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O2 is running a new advertising campaign that claims to help parents deal with tech issues, but one of their signs is causing ridicule from the gaming community.

The sign questions whether or not is is alright for a child to only want to be an ‘eGamer.’

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Interestingly enough, the sign in question is located around the block from the offices of the esports organization ESL UK.

One of the ESL employees, known as @Naysayerz on Twitter, posted the unintentionally funny ad on social media.

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https://twitter.com/Naysayerz/status/1027098393989005312

The post prompted a string of responses mocking the advertisement.

One user decided to answer 02’s question.

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@beckyfr0st

https://twitter.com/beckyfr0st/status/1027203271130337280

The official ESL account even got in on the fun with a new spin on the ‘How do you do fellow kids’ meme.

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https://twitter.com/ESLUK/status/1027143420354146304

Others, like @DanBennett, suggested a direct response to the question.

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https://twitter.com/DanBennett/status/1027100880666013696

O2 is launching a program with ‘Gurus’ that advise parents on setting up phones with parental controls for children. 

Based on their use of the term eGamers, they may not be able to help your children get more Victory Royales.

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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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