After captain Garrett “GarrettG” Gordon made an in-game chat exchange public during a Grand Finals stoppage, both FaZe and NRG roster members went at each other’s throats on Twitter.
Squishy, the former Cloud9 member and World Champion, called Firstkiller “such a child” after being accused of “coming at the whole team” calling them “cringe and sad.”
The 16-year-old was backed up by his FaZe teammates who stated that Squishy was first to swing after the disconnect lead to a score which was never taken off, to begin with, making the whole lobby fizzle in tilt.
“You knew what you were doing I have nothing left to say to you take the win any way you can get it I know they won't come often”, finished saying the 20-year-old to Firstkiller as NRG dropped the North American Open to FaZe in the best-of set.
Twitter would go on to have a field day with the 16-game Grand Finals and its best moments like Justin “jstn” Morales’ uncharacteristic reactions and Merc choice plus Garrett’s comments about First’s dad and his aggressive behaviour towards other pros.
After taking a hard look at the situation from the outside, defending World Champion GarrettG acknowledged his mistake of letting his “emotions instigate the situation further.”
This brave and public self-awareness might’ve inspired First and Squishy to squash their beef as finalists and opponents mere hours earlier have reportedly “talked through things.”
“@SquishyMuffinz and I talked for a bit, both sides made mistakes today, but we talked through things and apologized to each other and are chill now, ready for many more intense series to come this season”, said Firstkiller.
“GGs brother life’s too short for the bullshit, congrats today you guys deserved it. GL for the rest of the season we’ll meet many more times I’m sure, we move forward (heart emoji”, replied Squishy -- and we couldn’t agree more... Heart emoji indeed...
While there are still scores to be settled ahead of the Stockholm Christmas LAN event, we are happy that this nasty day caused by competition and rivalry has been brought to a halt and the only head-to-head will only be contested on the pitch.
Feature image courtesy of Rocket League and DreamHack.