Overwatch Competitive Gone Wrong

Shadowninja (playing as Zarya): “Can our Hanzo be any more noob?”

Me (Hanzo): “What the fuck are you talking about I have gold eliminations…”

Shadowninja: “Oh listen to that CIS white male whine oh boo hoo gold eliminations you fucking scrub learn your place.”

Me: “I would have gold damage if our Zarya could actually land a ultimate!”

Shadowninja: “Just because you suck at the game does not mean you should bitch about me.”

Me: “Are you fucking kidding me I am gonna lose 30 SR over this game because of you Zarya! I just hit Grandmaster today and this is what I get!”

Shadowninja: “You deserve to lose that SR you suck at Hanzo you probably suck at life that’s why you think being Grandmaster is impressive you CIS white male fuck. I am in the top 500’s this is just my alt I do not care if I tank SR.”

Me: “Yeah right that’s not your alt you are just kidding to compensate that you quite literally are a cancerous player thanks for tanking my SR you piece of shit.”

Now for the actual context

After having grinded on Overwatch for easily over 40 hours of gameplay in this competitive season which is only three months before the next round of competitive play season starts I was excited to be Grandmaster. Grandmaster is the rank right below being a top 500 player for the region being that we are American we have American servers. Playing my first game at Grandmaster level turned from great to completely sour as Zarya one of the most valuable characters to have on your team is failing to land a very important skill that will benefit our team. Me playing as Hanzo was killing as many players as possible to compensate, but without Zarya being both a team player by failing to land this important skill she would ultimately be the downfall of the game.

Shadowninja (playing as Zarya): “Can our Hanzo be any more noob?”

At this point I was more confused than understanding the situation. I was also quite furious that here I am with gold eliminations which means I am getting the most kills on our team. Noob is a rather derogatory term which stands for bottom of the barrel pathetic person it’s a harmful term that easily comes with slamming someone. In her phrasing it the form of a question it had the attitude of sounding like she was trying to slam me and it did sting. To show just how powerful calling someone noob is try saying the N word to a African American it’s that level of powerful and completely uncalled for in the gaming community.

Me (Hanzo): “What the fuck are you talking about I have gold eliminations…”

By me throwing out that I have gold eliminations that shows that I am not only competent, but am maximizing getting kills which is what a good Hanzo player should be doing. I did trail off as I was more confused as to why Zarya brought up that insult and that point. I opened with a cuss word which doesn’t help my situation, but tension is high especially at higher levels of gaming and I was stressed that we were losing even though I was getting a lot of kills.

Shadowninja: “Oh listen to that CIS white male whine oh, boo hoo, gold eliminations you fucking scrub learn your place.”

A CIS white male is a term generally used by feminists to insult a white male who also happens to be of straight orientation. This again was another uncalled for insult. On top of that using scrub is not as powerful as noob, but it definitely is another derogatory term of the gaming community usually meaning bad player as she used in this context. She criticizes and undermines my gold eliminations even though that’s a statement that I am doing as much killing as I can as Hanzo.

Me: “I would have gold damage if our Zarya could actually land a ultimate!”

I was dumb founded at this point that Zarya or Shadowninja was complaining about me. Ultimates are vital to the success of the team on Overwatch in particular Zarya’s clumps the enemy team together as long as she hits the enemies. This is great for me as Hanzo as I can synergy with this and shoot a arrow that will spread into multiple arrows and would kill their team. Every time she used the ultimate that game she would miss hitting the enemies this was hurting us completely and we lost due to this blatant problem.

Shadowninja: “Just because you suck at the game does not mean you should bitch about me.”

Rather than fight me on the legitimate point I made she chooses to go the route of arguing that I just flat out suck at the game. She also implies that due to in her mind that because I am bad that I cannot complain about her being bad. This is comparing apples to oranges it does not compute.

Me: “Are you fucking kidding me I am gonna lose 30 SR over this game because of you Zarya! I just hit Grandmaster today and this is what I get!”

Again my response in the situation was out of sheer rage I was quite livid at this point. Losing SR otherwise called Season Rating is very painful. On average one will gain 15 or less SR per game win and losing will cost roughly 30 or more. The game decides based on personal performance in the game how much that gains will be as well as streaks if I was on a multiple win streak than the amount of SR I would gain would be more significant. I wasn’t on a win streak, but I was sad that today I got to Grandmaster. I was also furious that given the situation I was matched with a Zarya that was gonna cost me that rank of Grandmaster. I just hit it today so I needed a win to lock my place in the Grandmaster rank.

Shadowninja: “You deserve to lose that SR you suck at Hanzo you probably suck at life that’s why you think being Grandmaster is impressive you CIS white male fuck. I am in the top 500’s this is just my alt I do not care if I tank SR.”

Again with the CIS white male which implies this person may have been a feminist and was disgusted with playing with a male? The line that would really sting with me is the “you deserve to lose that SR…” if she could understand the sheer amount of grinding and commitment I had put in I did not deserve to lose that SR. When she says “tank SR” that means to deliberately play at a bad level to make others in the group suffer as a consequence. What this implies is that this Zarya was intentionally playing bad and would be passively aggressively making us all suffer. She also claims to be in the top 500’s that is the rank above Grandmaster and obviously being in the top 500’s is extremely impressive. An alt is a term to mean alternate account generally this is if you want to play not necessarily at the high end, but still want to play the game so, you make another account to play against lower end players without affecting the main account’s standing so, it can still be a top 500 player.

Me: “Yeah right that’s not your alt you are just kidding to compensate that you quite literally are a cancerous player thanks for tanking my SR you piece of shit!!!”

If you could imagine my face being absolutely red as a cherry and my jaw dropped that’s where I was at that loss. I probably blew up her ear canal’s with how loud I yelled at her with that last sentence. I was so mad that here I was back down to Master rank which is the rank below Grandmaster just because I got matched up with this Zarya player. There was no way she was playing an alt character as she should have been destroying in that game. A Zarya and Hanzo should have been destructive, but she was playing at below a average Grandmaster level. When I called her a “cancerous player” that is ironic as I also was a cancerous player. When we as gamers use the term cancerous that is to imply that her level of being bad will spread on and also that her attitude was awful. It’s funny because we both were cancerous that game! When I thank her for tanking my SR that is in the most sarcastic angry voice you can imagine. Not only was I mad that we lost, but now I have to climb again to get back to Grandmaster…

 

 

 

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Shamwowkitty the Gamer Boy

Hello, my name is Marcus, however, in the gaming world,  I am more commonly known as Shamwowkitty. That has been my screen name for many of the video games I have played and and I am currently playing. I started gaming back in the days of the Game Boy, not even in color — I am talking black and white! My first game was literally called Nintendo Baseball. In comparing Nintendo Baseball to where we are today game-wise, Nintendo Baseball is inferior in terms of mechanics or skill ceiling available to climb. I am very much a more competitive gamer and I enjoy the thrill of achieving as high a score or rank as possible. Games I play currently include World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Killing Floor 2 and Gunman Taco Truck. I take pride in World of Warcraft to achieve the highest achievement score and I am currently sitting at 25,600 achievement points, out of a possible 27,990. In Diablo 3, my goal is to play each season,reach the max level and get to a higher paragon than the previous season. By the way, a paragon is levelling up after reaching the last level.  Last season, I achieved paragon 950 and this season my goal is 1,000.  Currently, I am at  340 so, that’s going to take some serious grinding!  In Heroes of the Storm, my biggest goal is to have every hero unlocked only through free to play means. I have been slacking on doing my daily quests and am quite behind on this especially with Valeera being released! In Killing Floor 2, I have a group of friends who are rather infrequent for logging in and when they do we try to push as much as we can on our perk progress. In Gunman Taco Truck, I am trying to unlock all the recipes and all of the Steam achievements possible.  While this game has only been out for 2 days, I am 90% of the way done. Finally, for Overwatch, I got placed out of gold this season and I am trying to make the climb out of silver. If you couldn’t tell I prefer multiplayer games far more than single player games. I have grown up on World of Warcraft and have been playing since late Burning Crusade. I created my main character in Wrath of the Lich King and that would be my Death Knight! I have been tanking on him pretty much since he was created and have been loving it still! Furthermore, I don’t just play video games rather hardcore I also do have a job. I work in food service and we feed groups up to 1,000 people. Generally, we as employees, don’t speak their language such as Chinese or Japanese and so, we try to incorporate a sort of pseudo sign language. The job is both frustrating and fun at the same time. If the customers understand our hand signs the day and night go rather smoothly, but if they don’t they could end up with ketchup instead of soy sauce !