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Team Vitality Announce New Fortnite Team Featuring Former CoD Pro ‘Gotaga’

Published: 31/Aug/2018 20:32 Updated: 31/Aug/2018 20:33

by Albert Petrosyan

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French esports organization Team Vitality have announced their new Fortnite roster, marking their entry into competitive Fortnite.

The team features popular YouTuber and streamer Corentin ‘Gotaga’ Houssein, alongside Mickaël ‘Mickalow’ Maruin, Maxime ‘Robi’ Dambrine, and Adil ‘adz’ Kame.

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The announcement came on August 31 via a post on the official Team Vitality Twitter page.

Here we come, our @FortniteGame journey begins.

They already have a special place in the bottom of our hearts and in the ones of our supporters.

Please give a very warm welcome to

@Gotaga

@_a_d_z

@Mickalow_

@Robi_ow

One motto that unites everyone #VforVictory

The announcement also included an animated video introducing the players and announcing the org’s entry into competitive Fortnite.

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Team Vitality fans will be very familiar with Gotaga, as he spent most of his illustrious professional Call of Duty career playing for the org.

Considered by many to be the best French CoD player of all time, “The French Monster” retired from competing in 2016 and turned to full-time content creation, where he now has over 1.1 million followers on Twitch and 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube.

Gotaga is also the only one from the group to have participated in Epic Games’ Summer Skirmish competition series; he played in the EU half of the Week 4 tournament, placing 76th overall.

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Regardless, all of these players are considered to be among the best, at least from the EU region. 

With no formal competitive structure for Fortnite having yet been officially announced by Epic Games, teams like Vitality have been looking to sign the best talent available in anticipation of the massive $100 million competitive season. 

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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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