“What Kinda People Think It’s Okay to Dm Players …?” Call of Duty Pro Falls Prey to the Verbal Attacks of Online Gamblers

Published 01/19/2023, 8:50 AM EST

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Online competitive gaming is like a steamed pressure vessel. The tension and stakes are always high, especially when it comes to professional plays. There are a lot of factors that go into making a professional journey in Esports, especially while competing in tough competitions in games like Call of Duty.

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One parasitic element that causes nuances to players amidst all this pressure is online bets. Online betting is something that has been there in regard to any sport. But everything goes a bit out of hand when the gamblers take things personally. Call of Duty pro Clayster recently fell victim to such an attack.

Call of Duty professional Clayster gets personal messages from online gamblers

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Every sport in the world has one similar factor always present with it. ‘Betting’ is a constant thing that has been associated with sports for a long long time. And Esports is no stranger to this. There have been many reports of legal and illegal betting happening in the gaming circle.

What makes things worse for Esports professionals is when people who have put bets online slide in to talk negative remarks about them. That is, if someone lost a particular bet, they would turn towards the players and be extra toxic to them.

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Now the recent victim of such a debacle is none other that the Call of Duty professional player Clayster. He was seen getting verbal toxicity from online gamblers because his performance did not meet the bets that they have placed.

These people slid into Clayster’s DM to give their negative and toxic remarks to the professional. Moreover, it is quite interesting to see this, especially in the case of Clayster as he won the match that the gamblers were talking about.

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The internet joins Clayster to call out these toxic gamblers

Clayster publically posted this toxic behavior from these random people. His criticism was met with like-minded individuals on the internet.

People were seen talking about how much toxicity major basketball and football players are facing on a daily basis. Because of the expectations from online gamblers.

Some pointed out that this phenomenon is very common and is even considered ‘normal’ by some people.

Furthermore, some were even pointing out that these betting people are the reason for the increased viewership of certain sports.

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Both ways, this is not an isolated event and for sure we have seen other professionals also getting bombarded in their chats by random strangers for the same reason. Only time will tell if some regulatory system will come against such toxic individuals.

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Written by:

Aravind Menon

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Aravind Menon is an eSports content writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduate degree in English Honours and post graduate degree in Literary and Cultural Studies, writing has always been a passion for Aravind. He has a keen interest in sports and occasionally enjoys watching sporting events.
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Jito Tenson

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