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Overwatch League casters roast Florida Mayhem with brutal ‘letter from the past’

Published: 15/Jun/2019 19:59 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 20:05

by Bill Cooney

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The Florida Mayhem didn’t play a match on Friday, June 14, but that didn’t stop the Overwatch League desk from roasting the team’s bumpy year so far.

Florida, at the time of writing, sits in last place in the overall Overwatch League standings, with a disappointing 1-14 record so far in Season Two.

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Over the last year, the Mayhem have transitioned to an all-Korean player roster (something their owner claimed would never happen) and let go of most of their fan-favorite players from the Inaugural Season.

The changes probably wouldn’t matter that much to fans as long as the team are able to win, but so far, they haven’t been able to find a rhythm – which means the memes aren’t going anywhere.

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Stop! Stop! They’re already dead

During the Watchpoint portion of the Overwatch League broadcast on June 14, desk host Josh ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson announced he had found an old letter from the 2018 Mayhem “in an abandoned bus in Florida.”

“It’s from the past version of the Florida Mayhem to their future self,” Sideshow said before beginning the letter. “Dear future Florida Mayhem, we gotta be honest, it wasn’t the greatest first season.”

“Only seven wins, but hey, at least we’ll never have less wins than the Shanghai Dragons (9-7 in 2019), am I right?” the letter read. “Pumped for Season Two, Cwoosh already has some sweet walkouts planned for us.”

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“Sayaplayers Widow is so sick, I think next season we’ll just play Widow on every single map,” he added with a GOATs-induced groan. “Looking forward to evolving, but one things for sure: we will not be fielding an all-Korean roster.”

As he was finishing the letter, all Sideshow could do was grimace and wait for the angry Mayhem fans to start filling up his DMs.

What’s going on in Overwatch League?

The League is well into Stage 3 at the time of writing and, as previously mentioned, Florida is unfortunately at the very bottom of the table this season.

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On the other end of the spectrum, the Vancouver Titans still have to lose a regular season match, with their only loss coming in the Stage 2 Finals from the Shock.

At this point, Season Two is looking like a rebuilding year for The Mayhem, which is disappointing for fans who were hoping for at least a little improvement from the Inaugural 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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