Original-Gamer.com: "Talking trash is an integral part of the Call of Duty culture, but there is a point where it goes too far. One team crossed the line with their trash talking that resulted in them losing a sponsorship."
This is so incredibly awkward to watch. Wow. I have nothing more to add. Edit. These kids give gamers a bad name. These guys are a disgrace.
Lol, I wonder if they are this bad over XBL/PSN? Like seriously, when I was living with my mum, if she heard me act like that, I'd be stuck in a straight jacket and admitted to a mental hospital. Wow though, these guys sound more desperate than anything with their poor trash talk.
@TheOneWhoIsTornApart i bub u up
That is the point to the whole story. They lost their sponsor because of their conduct. But lets be honest here. This is a very intense sport/event. Has anyone ever raged before in a video game? A boss fight? A super hard setting? Now add live players in the mix and have them sitting right across from you. Pretty common sense they are all going to get caught up in the moment. I think if they knew then what they know now. None of them would have acted out. But I guess they learned the hard way.
That's not raging from a game, that's school ground banter at best. They get hyped up and caught in the heat of the moment but lets be honest, they're killing their own game's chance at being taken seriously with stuff like that. COD "esports" will never amount to much because no company of merit will want to involve themselves when players conduct themselves like 10 year olds having a verbal fight.
I'm more then aware what's going on. The conduct is still the same and losing ones barring like that is down right embarrassing to everyone evolved. The teams coaches should get their players in check. But hey, if the coaches don't know any better. Neither will the players. Well, until now at least.
@ZBlacktt "This is a very intense sport/event" This is not directed at you dude, but so called esports! Iam sorry, this is not SPORT, sport is where we get off our lazy arse and do something like, football, tennis, golf, running. Not sat some in some dark, smelly room in front of a TV shouting abuse about some person on the other side of the world. People seriously need a reality check.
@zblacktt since when did cod become a sport??
It's an "E-sport" I don't think anyone was under the impression that it involved athletic ability. I'm sure it can get as heated as any other competitive event. These kids just lost their composure, or never had any.
There's a difference between a sport and a game. A sport requires athletic ability of some sort, as well as skill...in most cases. Wrestling may be mostly fake, but it takes athletic ability and skill to look good. Golf may be boring to many, but takes skill, and a bit of endurance. Skeet, or other forms of shooting, also require a level of endurance, athletic ability, and skill. In this way they can all be considered sports. Chess is a game. It requires no athletic ability, but requires a vast amount of skill to be professional in it. This is why Chess can have a professional circuit similar to COD "E-Sports". The only thing considered athletic in E-Sport types of games, and it's a stretch, is pressing buttons. If this were DDR or something, then yeah, maybe it could be a sport. However, in this way these competitions are games, or non-sporting tournaments if you will. They are not sports. The "E-Sports" moniker is just there for marketing purposes.
it is morons like these that i stopped playing online, total disgrace.
Agreed. I have a mic, but I rarely talk because 9/10 you're dealing with an idiot. I must say the VAST majority of my poor online experiences have been on XBL, and I guess that's because PS3 didn't come with a mic and it was too expensive at the time for you average [email protected] to afford, but I've ran into a couple on there as well. It's a shame that people are allowed to act like this online and on the internet. Hopefully you'll be able to use the Game DVR feature to record these disgraces when they're at their best (or in this case worse) and easily report them for their behavior. Perma-bans will be strong this gen if that's possible, an having to pay a $60 fee will check their behavior and prevent false cases from being open.
I agree as well. I rarely game online anymore as I just have no patience for the kids today. I don't know how it ever got this bad, because it wasn't always this way, but this just isn't gaming to me. The odd time I do venture online these days, by default I mute everyone. It's not like anyone uses their mics to coordinate their efforts or contribute anyway. And I 100% agree with ABizzel1. While there are certainly assholes on PSN as well, it's nowhere near the epidemic you have to suffer through on XBL. Thankfully, MS brought in party chat because I don't think it would be bearable otherwise. It was playing Halo 3 online that I finally said to myself "Why, exactly, am I paying for this?" before I cancelled my XBL gold. That's the problem with giving everyone a mic (something I'm against no matter who's doing it). You give hand 100% of the idiots out there microphones, they're going to use them. Why not leave it as an optional expense so if someone wants to use a mic they have to go out of their way to make it happen. Probably cut down on 80% of the 12 year old, racist homophobe chatter out there. I also think anonymity should be stripped. There's no place for it. Study after study has shown that people are on better behavior when their acting under their actual names. I think the internet sorely needs more accountability in general.
I'm already dreading next gen with both Sony and MS passing out free mics with the system - don't get me wrong I do like the idea that at least people on a limited budget can still communicate; however this is a major concern for gamers who talk on tactics as opposed to who slept with your mom that day. OT After watching this video, I'm so glad at Evo the closest behavior was Sunday during some of the final 8 tournaments between spectators; and if I remember maybe 2 people on the Killer Instinct machines on who did the highest combo. If I had it my way trash talking should be kept at a minimum, and after a match. Any type of swearing, racial comments, etc is automatic disqualification and revoked sponsorship.
I was never a big online player to begin with, because the internet is almost always been like this, even before it was popular. I prefer to play games to have fun, and people just ruin the experience.:( Even when I get into an MMO, it takes a long while before I will bother getting into groups. I try to find a decent guild as quickly as possible and don't socialize much outside it because people are just a**holes most of the time. If I decide to play online, it's usually with personal friends, but I don't really have to many that game anymore.:( It is nice sometimes though to find those rare people that are patient and respectful to other players. This is particularly true when new to an online part of a game, or not being the best player. I do this with other people, just because it's how I would want to be treated, and nothing about any game is worth treating another person like sh*t over. It's just a game people. @tetsujin I think the good natured trash talking, like you would do among friends is perfectly fine. Just some people take this stuff way too seriously, and too many that believe that it's OK to completely demean another person because it's over the internet. It's sad that the nature of online play is actually like this, because there are some good times to be had. Trolls exist though. And I guess their ego is pathetic enough to have to find a way to make themselves feel better. No different than bullying really.
Did Gamers have a name?
This is why its an insult to call someone a CoD fanboy
I don't know anyone IRL that takes gaming as seriously as the N4G Comments section does.
just think these guys are who m$ is marketing. Lool great community. No thanks I will be Planetside.
Goddammit dude...10 seconds into the video and i already cant take the second hand embarrassment. Face palm would not begin to describe what youre about to see folks.
they should have been slept by somebody
I think you mean slapped. :) These guys are never going to be sleeping with anything but their teddy bears. :)
Esports, ladies and gentlemen.
Mainstream sports aren't any better. This is bad, but every "sport" has this kind of thing or worse.
Real Mainstream sports require physical contact. If someone gets pissed at the other team, they physically take it out on the other team or let their abilities do the talking. I'm over generalizing. What we have in these vids are dumb asses that believe they are something special because they play COD, acting like 4 year olds that have on a shitty diaper. There is absolutely nothing athletic about what these retards are. Its a pretty safe bet none of them have a girlfriend. Playing video games is not and will never be a sport. People can't just go around saying they are an athlete when they haven't earned anything athletic. I use a lot of toilet paper, does that make me an athlete somehow? Edit: Pro gamers are not athletes and really dont deserve to be called a professional, are these guys acting professional? for the love of Heaven...
And little league coaches body-checking 5 year old's is what? I'm not debating COD's merit as a sport, simply saying that competition breeds A-holes whether its esports or physical sports.
While CoD and more mainstream games brought E-Sports into the public eye, it's games like LoL, Dota 2, and SC2 that really refined the E-Sport culture by implementing rules for player conduct and even banning professionals for behaving in such a manner. CoD has a LONG way to go to matcch the prestige and dignity of The International, and LCS.
Wow i couldnt even go up to a minute of the video thats just wow.
i think i managed about the same before i had to turn it off.
It's actually worth it to get to the point where one of the kids says "Of course we hated, cause we gonna keep winnin..." The next day the team was dissolved by the sponsor LOL
Thats Charlie Sheen style "WINNING"!
Killa went overboard at this last event (the first video).. I truly think he only acted up because he was going against of one his ex-teammate/friend. I know he has a reputation for being a bit of an ass at these tournaments, but there is no doubt that his team breaking apart really affected him.
See, this is common...in the pubs and even in league but when you're a professional, the whole game changes. Trash talk is part of the game like the article says but there is strategical trash talk and embarrassing trash talk.
Yes, but the sportsmanship goes right out the window fast. People lose their minds as we can clearly see. This only escalates as the game goes on. Then they are talking to the crowd. Maybe the teams should be sitting in Plexiglas booths... The whole event is embarrassing.
Sport Definition: competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally competitive physical activity...It doesn't say mental exertion or sore thumbs Athlete Definition: 1.somebody with athletic ability: somebody with the abilities to participate in physical exercise, especially in competitive games and races Physical exercise... It doesn't say anything about scoring the most points or kills, or having quick fingers on a control pad or mouse/keyboard
@Groo Thank you for systematically proving that these kids are not physical athletes. I think we all knew that already. I'm pretty sure that's why they refer to it as an "e-sport" ... meaning NOT physical. Anywhoo...very uncomfortable to watch this video through to the end.
This is why i dont play COD, just too many 12 year olds with big mouths.
As you can see there are adults just as ignorant online, trust me I've seen them. I've even had people threaten to kill me and my family for winning a game in L4D2. I should have reported it to the police, but I didn't take the threat seriously. So as I said hopefully you can record these people with Game DVR, and report them so they can have their account suspended ($60 per new account will keep their behavior in check) or get their console banned ($400 - $500, per console will keep their behavior in check). It makes no sense to have to put up with stuff like that.
LOL you get ppl like that on COD all the time , teens thinking that a game matters. Its embarrassing to see this kind of thing and ppl think thats how all gamers are.
would he be apologising if his team hadn't lost their sponsorship? i bet he's real popular with his team mates.
i'm going to go out on a really long limb here, and say: no.
Scumbags. They shouldn't be allowed in tournaments at all.
"I seen you get nervous boy! I seen it! I SEEEN IT!" I wonder if he has seen it.
Well he ain't gonna SEEE another salary from his sponsors thats for sure.. Razer was probably hiding their heads in shame the whole time.
this, folks, is why CoD is one of the worst things on the planet.
I read a few comments about not being able to watch very long and I went ahead and gave it a go. I made it about 15 seconds and turned it off. I hope these guys realize how ridiculous they are.
And now you see why condoms are a good thing, keeps brats like this in small balloons in the bottom of a landfill.
Lmao. Hilarious comment! Bubble up buddy.
Funny as hell and I could not agree more.
My appearance is the only birth control I need.....
I wish I could punch these dorks in the mouth! Why were they talking about their bank account, are the rich?
Most definitely. Sometimes upwards of 100,000. They're sponsored and sponsors like Nike pay big bucks especially when it's cod which has a major following. I knew a 14 ur old kid who played some pc game making 150000
I never knew Mel Gibson had so many children.
"FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFF!!!!!" Yup, that's my conclusion when i saw the video. And it's a shame that many video game company like SE, Capcom, etc are abandoning their loyal fanbase, just to get a penny from this CoD boys :(
OMG...What in the Blue Hell did i just See WOW this is why i only play COD with family. DAMN you guys that was crazy.
... and they never got laid again.
What do you mean 'again'.
Their hands applied for restraining orders.
This is why I don't play FPS games online. Because you bump into people like this everywhere.
What an embarrassment.
at a Call of Duty tournament? Hell, you hear this just playing the damn game at home. Every game is nothing but 12 year olds talking smack with foul language. It gets to the point you just mute the hell out of everyone....
No wonder their sponsorship was cut. I wouldn't pay for idiots like that either. Good luck in the real world now lads, I hear Mcdonald's are accepting applicants.
haha, I'm not watching this.
This is the same community that threatened a man's life and family after he made some changes to the weapons, so it's not a shock to see them act foolish.
these are not gamers, they're just cod players.
Now I remember why I dont play games like these anymore...
This video is about 2 groups of retards spazzing out. I hope Sony don't hold any tournaments like this.
Typical 12 years old CoD player.