In what should have been a victorious moment for the Minnesota Rokkr, the Call of Duty side were left apologising to OpTic Gaming Chicago regarding a spicy post-game tweet.
The Minnesota Rokkr impressively took down OpTic Chicago to earn themselves a top-four finish. Minnesota will now play the Toronto Ultra with the winner taking on Dallas Empire. The series had an entertaining conclusion, with Minnesota’s Accuracy securing a 1v3 in round 11 to win the series for the Rokkr.
This was a huge win for the Rokkr after what happened in their series against Dallas. Minnesota recovered well and has shown they can go toe to toe with the best players in the league.
The celebrations were short-lived however, following the series Minnesota’s social media team released a tweet that stirred up the conversation. The tweet in discussion has now been deleted but read: “We are witnessing a breakdown”. A picture followed the tweet, showcasing OpTic Chicago’s players in disarray immediately following a heartbreaking loss.
OpTic Scump slams Minnesota as disrespectful
OpTic Gaming’s Scump was quick to respond to Minnesota’s distasteful tweet. Expressing his disappointment to the Call of Duty League side after what was an emotional ending to their tournament.
This was a strong statement from the Call of Duty veteran. OpTic CHI has been under immense pressure lately with the Greenwall struggling to put together a run of solid performances. During the group stages, OpTic relied on a final day comeback to secure an upper bracket position in the major. Their run in the upper bracket was short-lived as OpTic were dismantled by the Toronto Ultra.
Scump made another tweet, explaining the difference between players bantering each other and an organisation posting a picture of distressed players immediately following a loss.
There is a HUGE difference between talking trash on LAN, and an org tweeting a picture of the other teams heartbroken cams after a heart-breaking loss. If you don’t understand that, I guess I’m soft. I’ve taken my fair share of losses. It’s all respect between the players.OpTic Scump comparing the difference between player banter and disrespectful actions
Not long after Minnesota Rokkr would delete their controversial tweet. After that the Call of Duty side released an apology to the players and the team. Minnesota acknowledged the tweet was out of line and tagged each member from OpTic Chicago.
Minnesota Rokkr returns to action later today as they take on the Toronto Ultra. The winner of that match will go on face the Dallas Empire for a shot in the Stage 2 Major grand-finals where they will go up against Atlanta FaZe.