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Two players have left OpTic Gaming’s pro Fortnite team

Published: 28/Nov/2018 23:07 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 23:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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Two of the original members of OpTic Gaming’s Fortnite Battle Royale pro team have parted ways with the organization.

Marco ‘Marz’ Soto and Dade ‘Dramas’ Lesch have announced that they are no longer with OpTic and are free agents as of November 28.

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The pair will be reviewing any new opportunities that come their way as the look for a new org to represent in competitive Fortnite.

“Myself and Dramas are parting ways with OpTic Gaming and we are now on the lookout for a new org and home,” Marz tweeted. “It was a pleasure to represent the Green Wall and would like to thank them for the once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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“Want to say thanks for everything they did for us,” said Dramas. “It was a pleasure being under such a great organization.

Dramas, along with Marz, were two of the first Fortnite players to join OpTic’s pro team.

Marz and Dramas were two of the original members of OpTic’s first ever Fortnite pro team, which also featured Kenneth ‘Baldy’Anderson and Robert ‘WizKay’ Simone.

With the pair gone now gone, there remain only two active players on OpTic’s roster – team captain Baldy and Stephen ‘Gunfly’ Brown, who was signed in replacement of WizKay in late September.

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As of now, the org has to comment on these roster moves and about who, if anyone, will be signed to fill up the departing players’ spots on the roster.

Despite these roster moves, Gunfly represents a strong beacon of hope for the future of OpTic Fortnite

Despite their status as a prominent esports org, OpTic have largely failed to make much noise in the competitive Fortnite scene, especially when compared to some of the other orgs such as Team Liquid, Team SoloMid, and FaZe Clan.

They were represented at the Fall Skirmish finals at TwitchCon in late October, with Baldy and Gunfly coming in 50th and earning $10,000. 

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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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