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Real Madrid Make First Entrance into Esports With FIFA Online 4 Team in China

Published: 8/May/2018 19:18 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:50

by Calum Patterson

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Spanish football giants Real Madrid have finally taken the first step into esports, starting their first FIFA Online team, in China.

Previously, Real Madrid have been keeping esports at a distance, although were certainly aware of the growth, especially with FIFA esports.

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But now, one of the most successful football clubs in the world will take their talents to the world of the virtual pitch for the first time, as announced on their official Wiebo page.

They join a long line of top teams including Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and their Spanish rivals Barcelona in embracing esports.

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In the official post, Real Madrid outlined their plans for entering FIFA Online 4 – the Asian offshoot of the FIFA series in the western world, made by South Korean based EA Spearhead and distributed by Tencent.

Translated from Mandarin:

“Real Madrid e-sports team was formally established and will compete for the next season’s FIFAONLINE4 professional league FSL. This is the first entry for Real Madrid into the field of e-sports. 

The club hopes to be able to expand the interaction channel between the club and Chinese fans through the establishment of e-sports teams. The White Legion’s Mei Lingge, let us look forward to Real Madrid’s success in the field of e-sports! Hala madrid!”

Considering Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is also the cover player for FIFA Online 4, the inclusion of Real Madrid makes a lot of sense.

The FSL is a professional FIFA league organized by Tencent themselves and is based in China, but other European teams like Lyon have already entered the Chinese tournament.

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Like Lyon, this is a logical step for a brand like Real Madrid, who as they make clear in their statement are keen to attract more fans in Asia.

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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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