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Former Optic Warzone player Rallied is blasted after racist video surfaces

Former Warzone pro and Twitch streamer, Patryk "Rallied" Salata, has been blasted by members of the Call of Duty community for allegedly using hate speech and racial slurs inciting violence against black people.
Former Optic Gaming Warzone player and Twitch streamer, Patryk "Rallied" Salata, has been lambasted by members of the Call of Duty community after a video surfaced, in which he allegedly used hate speech and racial slurs that incited violence against black people.

According to the video, which was uploaded by an anonymous user on 30th September, Rallied could allegedly be heard saying: "kill those f***ing black people" and made dehumanizing inferences, by comparing them to "big orangutangs" and "monkeys." The video was posted as a response to a tweet by Rallied's former girlfriend, Isla, who had revealed Rallied's allegedly "abusive" nature.

According to Isla, she endured "a year of being harassed" by Rallied, which she described as "a nightmare." Isla also previously disclosed several private messages with Rallied, where she claimed how he would berate and belittle her. "25 years old yet the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. It's so god damn taxing. I have to raise you daily," a message thread allegedly sent by Rallied said.

Warzone player Rallied is blasted for racist remarks and mental abuse

The video was later retweeted by Modern Warzone and gained significant attention. In response to the video, the Modern Warzone account wrote: "This can not go unanswered. There is [zero] space for racists or racist behaviour like this in Call of Duty community."

Warzone pro, Rallied, allegedly used racial slurs and threatening language against black people in video
Warzone pro, Rallied, allegedly used racial slurs and threatening language against black people in video. (Picture: YouTube / Gamestop)

Rallied subsequently responded to the tweet, in which he said: "Brother, I genuinely do not even know if that's me or if it's [been] tampered with or [taken] out of context." Rallied also claimed the video "must be years old" and condemned what was said in the video. 

Naturally, other members of the Call of Duty community lambasted Rallied for the alleged racist remarks he made and were appalled. Many people also found it difficult to believe that the video could be true.

Popular Warzone YouTuber, JGOD, said: "There is no explanation for that clip. I watched it like a dozen times and I still can't believe it's real." JGOD continued by saying, "nothing can be said to excuse that behaviour and there will be consequences in one form or another."

Rallied subsequently replied to the allegations in a Twitlonger where he claims that the video was leaked as a means to "ruin his life" and hinted that his former girlfriends may have been involved.

Warzone player Rallied responds to allegations of racism and harassment

According to the now-deleted Twitlonger post, Rallied claimed that Isla, his former girlfriend, and Azalia, another woman that he was romantically involved with, were "plotting to try and paint [him] out to be this horrific guy."

He later addressed the contents of the video, where he said that he was in an "extremely dark place of deep depression and alcoholism," before adding that he could not recall the timeframe around which the video took place. "What I can say is that if this 1 to 2-year-old video is genuinely me saying these things I can assure you guys that I am not the same self-hating man today," Rallied said.

Warzone player Rallied is blasted for racist remarks and mental abuse
Warzone player Rallied is blasted for racist remarks and mental abuse. (Picture: Twitch / Rallied)

Speaking about Isla and Azalia, Rallied said: "It seems that every time I'm genuinely happy they try to do something to ruin my life. This is truly some sadistic behaviour and I hope both of you guys find happiness with yourselves so you can just forgive and forget and go on living the rest of your lives instead of being so worried about mine."

Rallied notes that he will be liaising with his legal team regarding the legitimacy of the video. We will endeavour to update you regarding further developments around this story.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Twitter / Optic Gaming.