Casey Neistat is Hiring Someone To Head Up New Gaming and Esports Venture - Dexerto
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Casey Neistat is Hiring Someone To Head Up New Gaming and Esports Venture

Published: 31/May/2018 19:54 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber and entrepreneur Casey Neistat has announced his new 368 Gaming venture which will run tournament and live streaming events – and is looking for an industry expert to head it for him.

Neistat is not necessarily known for a heavy involvement in gaming and has in the past stated he avoids spending too much time gaming as he quickly becomes hooked.

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But, as an influencer and now businessman who always has his finger on the pulse, it looks like he is taking a deeper dive into the world of gaming.

He recently started his own Twitch channel also, where he has done a number of IRL (In Real Life – non-gaming) streams, realizing the growth of the live streaming platform.

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And with his newest project, named 368, he is taking an even keener interest in gaming, esports and streaming.

Briefly, 368 is Neistat’s newest ‘Vlog’ series, but with a major twist. He has bought a large space in New York with the plan of inviting creators in and with a vision to producing high quality daily content.

In addition to recording studio’s and podcasting booths, Neistat has revealed he wants to introduce a gaming section also, simply named 368 Gaming.

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But, he admits that he is not expert on gaming content, tournaments and live streaming, and so wants someone who more capable to run 368 Gaming.

“This position would be the head of 368 Gaming. Someone to lead the gaming initiative at 368.

That means everything from helping us build our own team, to hosting tournaments, to strategy and everything in between – including the physical buildout of what we want to build in there.

A tournament space and a gaming space, and figuring out a streaming strategy – there is a lot to it.”

This could be filled by anyone – I just need a pro. I need someone who understands this stuff way better than I ever could ever understand it – sees things that I don’t see.

Casey Neistat in the 368 space.

Neistat does lay out a few basic ground rules about the role however, and makes it very clear that no one should show up physically at the premises to apply.

Anyone who shows up physically at the space is immediately disqualified. Do not show up here.

If you are local that’s better, or if you have somewhere to stay in New York City also better – so you got to figure that out on your own.

It is a paid job, and the more successful we are the more we will pay.

All applications for the role should be sent to [email protected], and include a cover letter explaining why you are right person to lead the initiative.

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You can watch Casey Neistat’s latest video below, which explains the new role in more detail.

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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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