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Vodafone Giants under fire for ‘racist’ Tweet

Published: 3/Jun/2019 12:33 Updated: 3/Jun/2019 18:42

by Calum Patterson

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Spanish esports organization Vodafone Giants have come under fire after posting what appears to be a blatantly racist joke on their official Twitter page.

On June 3, the official Vodafone Giants Twitter account posed the question “Qué es una luciérnaga negra?” (‘What is a black firefly?’).

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This joke tweet went unanswered for a few hours, leaving fans confused, even speculating that the account had been hacked or the post had been sent in error.

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Around two hours later however, they followed up their initial Tweet with the answer: “Una luciernigga” – substituting ‘naga’ for the racial slur.

Making matters worse, the post also included a seemingly random GIF of a black man, naked save for his underwear, rollerblading.

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One fan replied that it was a “good thing we’re in Spain, because they would (crack) down on this spectacularly anywhere else”.

The Giants Twitter account responded, stating: “I thought about it, but the joke was worth the risk. I’m sure @shanksfgc‘s not offended (Kappa).”

Joan ‘Shanks’ Namay is a fighting game player for Giants.

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Vodafone Esports also replied to the post in question, after a fan asked ‘What does one need to study to be Giant’s (community manager)?, stating: “Nothing, don’t you see?”

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The tweets were later deleted, but had been visible for a number of hours on their official Twitter feed.

After deleting the post, Giants posted another, more innocuous joke, and apologized:

“We changed the joke this Monday and apologize to all the people who may have been offended by the (joke) published this morning. Sorry for any offense caused.”

Giants field teams in CS:GO, League of Legends, Rainbow Six, Call of Duty, Fortnite Battle Royale, Hearthstone and a number of fighting and sports games.

Call of Duty

How to watch Hitch’s Cracked Creators $10k Warzone event: schedule, players

Published: 20/Oct/2020 4:55

by Brad Norton

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Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting another huge Call of Duty tournament and this time, Warzone is in focus as the best players will be coming together in an entirely new format.

From Black Ops 4 to Ghosts and even Modern Warfare 2, Hitch has been hosting an assortment of throwback CoD events throughout the offseason. However, his sights are now set on Warzone as the next competition is on the horizon.

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Call of Duty’s best pro players will be joining the top Warzone challengers and some of the biggest streamers in the ‘Cracked Creators’ event. 16 “cracked” players will be thrown into the mix alongside 16 content creators with $10,000 on the line.

The format is something completely new so expect every competitor to be tested like never before. From where you can watch to every player lined up, here’s what you need to know about the Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

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How to watch the Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament

While no specific start time has been made public just yet, we know when the next big Warzone event will be kicking off. Expect to see your favorite personalities competing on Wednesday, October 21.

Given the unique format with this event, there’s a good chance it runs for quite a while. So expect a good few hours of action once it gets going. We’ve embedded the BoomTV stream below so you can catch the event as it goes live.

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Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament format

Rather than having players form their own teams for this event, things will be a little different. 16 “cracked” players will each be picked by 16 content creators to form every duo for the tournament.

This means that almost every duo could be playing together for the very first time as streamers choose their partners from the list of professionals. Once all duos are together, they’ll be paired up to square off in typical Quads action.

The exact point system is yet to be revealed, though the event will likely follow a familiar structure; eliminations will rack up points as will overall wins. The duo with more points at the end of each round will move on in the tournament bracket.

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Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament players

The list of content creators is set to be announced prior to the event. However, we already know the full list of “cracked” players. It’s safe to say this will be one of the most stacked Warzone events to date.

Call of Duty League pros are set for action as the T2P duo of Scump and Formal drop in. Meanwhile, some of the most successful Warzone competitors in Huskerrs and Symfuhny are also at the ready.

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The full list of ‘cracked players’ can be found below.

  • Merk
  • Crowder
  • AverageJoeWo
  • Huskerrs
  • DougisRaw
  • Formal
  • BobbyPoff
  • MuteX
  • Rated
  • Jukeyz
  • Tommey
  • Symfuhny
  • ZLaner
  • Scump
  • TeePee
  • Aydan

From veteran pro players to multiple-time Warzone event winners, the 16 cracked players fill out a truly elite list. It’s only a matter of time before we find out which content creators will be joining them.