Tore confident in how he’s ‘shepherding’ Excel through tight LEC - Dexerto
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Tore confident in how he’s ‘shepherding’ Excel through tight LEC

Published: 8/Jul/2020 1:15 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 1:17

by Alan Bernal

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Excel Esports are slowly salvaging their Summer 2020 split as ‘Tore’ Hoel Eilertsen’s in-game leading has kept his team competitive in a tight LEC table.

The organization is picking up the pace after opening the split with four losses. But that’s pushed Excel to find their footing, resulting in a 4-1 record in their last five games.

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Tore spoke to Dexerto about the team’s latest turnaround and how the Support player is helping guide the team in one of the most competitive LEC environments Europe has ever produced.

“It’s kind of my role to lead the team,” Tore said. “I’m kind of the leader in-game, or shepherd, herding my sheep and telling my teammates what to do.”

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Excel and Tore have taken the first steps of turning around their LEC Summer 2020 campaign.

He touched on the importance of accountability when something goes wrong and owning up to losses for improving the team instead of simply brushing them aside.

“It’s really important to own up to your mistakes,” Tore said. “If I screw up or make a bad call and a game is lost because of it, it’s really important for me to let my team know that a loss was my mistake and that it won’t happen again.”

Excel (4-5) has won three games against teams under .500, but their fourth win came against a G2 side who was playing without Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković.

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The team will still be happy with the win since they’re now tied for sixth place alongside Vitality and Origen. This is a great foundation to build on for Tore who’ll look to continue Excel’s momentum against Rogue (7-2) on Friday, July 17 at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM BST.

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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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