I’ve previously written about the seedy underbelly of the local DOTA 2 community, which includes hatred, disdain and racism. We’ve always known it wasn’t unique in that regard, but seeing as it’s possibly the largest community it does dominate the news.
However this weekend I was also involved in, and made aware of, another despicable side of the industry and that’s within our local Call of Duty gamers. The first incident comes from a local twitter user, @SuspiciousZA.
@RiZe_ParadoxX is black, no wonder he stole SAs chance at champs
— Gamer (@SuspiciousZA) April 6, 2014
To keep those in the loop he is referring to the RiZe debacle where they included two non local players in the local COD qualifiers.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think what RiZe did was disgusting and they should shut down their clan and move on for the betterment of all. But sinking down to racist jabs and refusing to apologise when it is pointed out is definitely worse. Not to mention he then goes on to threaten people with his lawyers and a whole bunch of other nonsense.
Next up I was doing some recordings of the new maps in the Devastation DLC when, after a particularly useless game for me against better opposition, I received the following voice message. Warning the kid uses some pretty bad language.
So while I was doing the editing on the rest of the videos I found the guy on Twitter and the conversation was quite hilarious, if you have the time to read through after removing your brain.
Click on the time link to see the conversation.
@lazygamers aww the faget that can only camp because his KD is below one is also on twitter TRYHARD start running around
— Albert Smith (@GloryOutsider) April 5, 2014
Now the video is enough proof to get Albert kicked from Xbox Live but I’m hoping a bit of public naming and shaming may have a better effect.
He’s never going to admit it but let’s see if he thinks twice before sending childish abuse out after losing a game, especially broadcasting it to all opposition players. I don’t have the concentration span to camp, also it’s boring as hell, which I guess is why I suck so badly at Call of Duty.
I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer