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Posted on August 14, 2013 by Oscar Gonzalez

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.

The team featured in the video that was posted on the Ringhouse YouTube channel is Team Impact, one of the most dominant teams in Call of Duty, and the person doing the most talking in the video is Adam “Killa” Sloss. This match between Team Impact and Team EnVyUs went down at UMG AtLANta this past weekend where Team Impact ended up coming in 3rd place.

Now I’m all for trash talking. To me, it can be a tool to unhinge your opponent to affect their performance, but there is a point where it just goes too far. Telling the other player that they’re terrible at a game is one thing, but to bring up how much they’re getting paid, how much more money you’re getting paid, and purposely putting down the controller during a match  as shown in the video is simply unacceptable.

I also became disgusted when Chris “Parasite” Duarte began talking smack to the crowd in attendance when he started yelling that they’re watching him play. That is beyond disrespectful as it’s the fans of Call of Duty that are responsible for these players to even make a career of playing games.

Unfortunately for Team Impact, the video has led their sponsor, Epsilon eSports, to drop Team Impact from their team lineup. In a post on their official website, Epsilon eSports announced that they dropped Team Impact:

"It is thus with regret that today we must release the American Call of Duty line-up due to a lack of professional discipline during the Black Ops 2 tournament at UMG AtLANtA 2013."

Team Impact’s Marcus “MiRx” Carter has already taken to Twitter to apologize to Team EnVyUs, Epsilon, and the fans:

"I'd like to apologize to the @TeamEnVyUs players, organization, and mostly the fans and to the @EpsilonCoD organization. The way I acted this past weekend was not professional and I do not condone this type of behavior in any way. I respect my fans and also all fans of EnVy. At the end of the day we all love call of duty and we want it to grow. I understand that if I continue this it will not aid to the growth of competitive cod. Once again I apologize and I will make it up to you guys soon!"

As eSports continues to grow globally, the competitors need to grow as well. Although the Call of Duty culture involves a huge amount of trash talking between players, something Eurogamer put on display in their video below, that behavior needs to checked once you become a professional. 

 

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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