Anthony ‘DraMa’ Padilla has been the synonym for The GosuCrew since he has been with the team from the days of Infinite Warfare and has rebuilt it after many players left to join some other eSports organisations. Over the time, many former The GosuCrew players, now members of other eSports teams, have come out publicly about the problems in their former team and treatment of players. The last in this long line of players was none other than Anthony ‘DraMa’ Padilla who, on more than one occasion, openly defended the team and the organisation.
Long History with The GosuCrew
DraMa started playing for The GosuCrew at a time when the Call of Duty competitions featured Infinite Warfare. His teammates at that time were Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, Pierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman, and Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson. Initially, the team stuck together through the bad and good times. However, as soon as first big successes started to flow in, several players saw their opportunity to leave the team.
Recently, The GosuCrew managed to finish in top twelve teams at the CWL Vegas Open. That performance opened many doors for The GosuCrew players. Consequently, all three players except ‘DraMa’ left the team and joined another eSports organisation, eUnited, ‘DraMa’ stayed with TGC and attempted to rebuild the team from scratch.
Keeping the Team Going
Soon after that, Preston ‘Priest’ Greiner, Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez, and John ‘Xotic’ Bruno joined the team for the competitions that followed. After that, TGC managed to score two additional top-twelve finishes. However, they failed to qualify for the Global Pro League as well as for the CWL Dallas Open.
Because of this, The GosuCrew could not keep these players either. Newly acquired players announced that they had no intention to play for the team despite still being under contract with the organisation. This caused ‘DraMa’ to start thinking about his position as well.
‘DraMa’ Finally Speaks Up
Although it is unclear what exactly provoked ‘DraMa,’ he took it to Twitter to express his discontent with the team. Padilla shared with his followers he also wanted to leave the team back in December, but that organisation did not allow him to do so. He was till under the contract, and TGC requested a very high buy-out fee that ‘DraMa’ described as unreasonable.
He also spoke about payment issues and said the organisation did not pay him what he was under the contract. This, naturally, has caused many problems in relations between ‘DraMa’ and the organisation.
Padilla also accuses The GosuCrew of preventing him from advancing as a professional player by not allowing him to leave.
On top of it all, it seems that ‘Priest,’ ‘Maux,’ and ‘Xotic’ have turned their backs to their teammate. They refuse to play for The GosuCrew as long as DraMa remains a member the team. ‘Priest’ did somewhat support ‘DraMa’ in accusations against TGC by also indicating the wrongdoings of this organisation towards the players. However, his post about this issue has since been deleted from the Twitter.
The future of The GosuCrew Call of Duty team is currently unknown, and it seems their problems won’t be resolved any time soon. All sides in this controversy are suffering, and it is necessary for everyone involved to find common ground and come to some kind of a resolution.