ZLaner and FaZe Kalei Unhappy With Unfortunate Events That Cost Them $ 30K Warzone Tournament

Published 10/05/2021, 10:25 AM EDT


Prominent Warzone streamer ZLaner recently became a victim of an unruly incident. The 23-year-old teamed up with the popular streamer and FaZe clan member, Kalei Renay. The duo took part in a massive $30K Warzone tournament that ended on a sour note.

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ZLaner’s team had to play a tie-breaker match that saw them racing to 10 kills first. However, an unfortunate situation regarding communication and the opposing team running into a hacker led to Kalei failing to score the winning kill. This incident knocked Z and Kalei out without ever getting the chance to raise their grievances.

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ZLaner seemed frustrated with the outcome of the tournament

The young streamer was aggravated with the way things concluded in the $30k tournament. Z majorly blamed the organizers for not taking adequate steps in processing their dispute. The duo encountered a hacker, and it ended up causing Kalei to lose a key fight. Instead of addressing the problem and resetting the tie-breaker, the organizers just granted the victory to the opposing team.

“I am probably gonna hop off pretty soon. I might just rip a game or two and call it after that. We kind of just got absolutely railed out of a thirty-thousand-dollar tourney. So I’m just kind of in the mood to chill. Let us dispute, so that we would have because we would have played that one back for sure.” 

Even the opposing team agreed that the tie-breaker should have been played back. Any time a hacker jumps into the fray and causes major disruption, that round should be rendered null and void.

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Sadly, organizers failed to catch that crucial error and unjustly crowned the winner. Encountering a hacker could frustrate any honest player, especially competitors. Sage’s reaction, in this case, was quite normal and it led to Kalei failing to grab the final kill needed for the win.

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This unfair loss saw them exiting the tournament that the duo could have won. It is quite difficult for players and organizers to participate in tournaments for Warzone without the safety net of anti-cheat. All eyes are peeled on Activision’s next big update, which promises to roll out a proper anti-cheat system.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is a senior writer for eSports at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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