FaZe Clan Co-Owner Nickmercs Shocks Millions After Savagely Calling Out Ex-Call of Duty Pro

Published 08/02/2022, 2:15 PM EDT

In the gaming community, sometimes gamers target each other on the basis of false accusations. These accusations may range from calling a player a cheat to pointing out someone’s skill. That’s what the Faze Clan co-owner, Nickmercs, did to the Call of Duty Pro, Joe De Lucas.

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Was the calling out serious? Or just a sarcastic take on mistaken identity.

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Fans react to Nickmercs call out

After the accusation was brought to light by a Call of Duty insider, fans started to react to it. Although the matter of fact is, the player who Nickmercs called out was actually Call of Duty Pro Joe De Lucas aka MerkJD. This sparked a debate of controversies between COD fans.

For those who are unaware, Nickmercs was rushing through the Plentiful Feilds area in Warzone. In the same region, MerkJD was looting when they both had a face-off. Notably, Nickmercs ran and hid behind a bush as MerkJD followed him. But surprisingly MerkJD found accurately where Nickmercs was hiding and threw a grenade eliminating him. To which Nickmercs called out MerkJD by saying that he was “walling”.

On one side, fans suspected MerkJD of employing hacks while playing, but on the other, they defended him due to his expertise. This incident was further promoted by the COD insider after they posted it on Twitter by saying, Can’t believe @NICKMERCS caught @JoeDeLuca cheating in Warzone live on his stream.”

Later, the post was defended by saying that it was meant as sarcasm. However, fans got even angrier because of the careless move.

As the Twitter handle was meant for giving serious news and not to do sarcastic jokes on such sensitive issues.

Call of Duty professional or just a simple aim-bot?

It is true that Call of Duty is heavily affected by many cheaters and hackers. The whole gaming industry is getting frustrated by these cheap tricks and unruly gamers. So implementing an extra layer of anti-cheats is very necessary to promote good sportsmanship among gamers.

The real reason fans suspected MerkJD of cheating was his aim-bot movement. To be more specific, while using a mouse, the aim-bot is made ineffective because a player’s entire hand is responsible for targeting and shooting.

Using a console, on the other hand, assists with smooth targeting by tracking the opponent’s movement, resulting in a significantly more precise shooting experience.

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Whether or not it is a responsible action, one thing is certain: players must recognize that not everyone who eliminates them is a hacker. So sometimes we just don’t know if the opponent is a stronger player or not.

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Shivaditya Ghoshal

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Shivaditya Ghoshal is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Applications and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Commerce from Lucknow. Shivaditya holds a keen passion for video games and follows all the latest releases and trends in the gaming industry.

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