FaZe Coach Slammed For Branding Women Competitors As 'Egirls'
Following the eFuse $110,000 Search and Destroy pre-season fiasco, which saw a range of teams have to make roster changes just hours before the biggest SnD tournament ever, former OpTic and current FaZe strategy coach has hit out at the organisers - and landed himself in a spot of bother over a controversial "egirl" comment.
John "x2Pac ThuGLorD" Hartley, renowned for being one of the best Search and Destroy players and coaches, became highly recognised for reinventing the Chicago Huntsmen in the Modern Warfare era. Turning the pre-OpTic team on their head during the season, x2Pac's influence was clear for everyone to see, earning him a contract with Atlanta FaZe for the twilight points of the Black Ops Cold War season.
However, the analyst has landed himself in a spot of bother, after lashing out at eFuse - the hosts of the biggest SnD tournament ever.
x2Pac Thuglord Lashes Out At eFuse For Benefiting "Bot Shooters And Egirls"
Following a change to the rules, just a mere two hours before the event kicked off on November 26, which meant that women competitors and content creators were prioritised, the FaZe coach took to Twitter to express his anger at being told to rearrange his team 90 minutes before kick-off.
He said: "Biggest SnD tournament ever and I get f**ked 90 mins before it starts after being cleared all week. SnD scene never gets anything nice and the one time they do they f**k over the ones who actually enjoy the scene, for what? Twitch mods, bot shooters, and egirls?"
Despite the arguments against eFuse being echoed by a range of professionals like James "Clayster" Eubanks and Austin "SlasheR" Liddicoat who both had to drop out of the event, x2Pac's "egirls" comment was seen as an insult to the female competitors who were even designated captain spots.
Female Call Of Duty Players Hit Back At x2Pac Thuglord After Egirls Comments
After seeing the outburst begin to go viral on Twitter, Call of Duty commentator and competitor "Allycxt" immediately hit back, claiming "the girls have been piecing y'all all tournament," before adding, "the format is whack but don't blame us, the girls deserved an opportunity like this."
Allycxt continued to question his intentions to "slander women" following his response, adding "Literally zero reason to point fingers at us, you’re a grown man. If you said things out of anger and didn’t mean it to come off that way you own up to it and apologize not do whatever the f**k this is."
Female streamer "AzuraAnarchy" ended up on the winning team alongside content creator "Equuip" and Los Angeles Thieves' own Kenny "Kenny" Williams, taking home the lion's share of the $110,000 prize pool.