This is the kind of attitude that should be eliminated in e-sports

CODBO2-ss01 Everybody does their fair share of trash talking. It's fine. It can also be a form of tactic to throw your competitor off their game. But this kind of trash talking seen in this video is not only damaging to the e-sports community, but also damaging to the image of gaming as whole. 

The YouTube footage is from EuroGamer, when they covered the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 European Championships. Have a look, and I'd advise you to tell any underage individual to step out for a bit while you watch. It's very...foul.

As much as the professionals say that the way they were acting is just how they play, and acting that way makes them even better at the game is no excuse, for both sides. This just gives a bad reputation for the Call of Duty community. It's already known as a very toxic environment, and they are just simply feeding that.  Communities like these hurt gaming's image and intimidates new players to even participate in just games online.

We are in an age where gaming is evolving rapidly. It's getting more matured. It's also appreciated by other forms of media, as well as non-gamers. So why not grow with the industry and act civil? Especially with e-sports, because I'm sure each of these pro player would like to be considered a "professional" player. With this kind of attitude? Not a chance. Show a thing called sportsmanship, and then maybe you will be taken seriously.

This is only the Call of Duty community of course, and does not reflect every other genre or other e-sport community out there. But the fact of the matter is, it's still connected with everything else. Hopefully we can defuse this because I'd like to see the e-sports scene to be treated with the same level of respect as sports athletes today. It has a big chance of happening very soon, so let's not ruin it with what was shown in the video below, please?


Black Ops 2 live action trailer packs a lot of surprises

Black Ops 2 live trailer Activision releases yet another live action trailer for Black Ops 2 with the whole "There's a soldier in all of us" tagline. Just like past live action trailers for a Call of Duty game, you see famous faces. The ones worth mentioning? Mr. Ironman himself, and one famous Youtuber that just loves to shoot guns, FPS Russia. Check the trailer below. 

Better than the previous live action trailers? Yes, but I was surprised to see FPS Russia, which by the way if you like to see real guns in action, you should definitely check his channel out.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 hits shelves on November 13 on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 goes ACDC in its launch trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is less than a month away. Its launch trailer just hit and not only does it show off all the near future gadgets you get to use in the single player campaign, they add a great song that goes well with all those explosions.

Black Ops 2 is looking good so far. I think the last time I was excited for a Call of Duty game was when the first Black Ops was released.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is schedule for a November 13 released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

2012's Call of Duty is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Activision finally reveals the 2012 Call of Duty title, Black Ops 2. I won't lie - I'm actually excited for this one. I liked Call of Duty Black Ops a lot. Great campaign. zombie killing mode, and of course that multiplayer. First trailer for Black Ops 2 was released together with the reveal and shows the usual explosions but set in 2025. Yes the future. You got robots, futuristic gear, and horses?

Activision has gone live with the official site, so go ahead and take a peek.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is coming out on November 13, 2012 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

[Source: VG247]