Teabagging: Just Don’t Do It

The other night I was having a good ole’ time on Battlefield 1. I was rolling with my squad, playing the objective, distributing bandages and reviving my teammates as any medic would do. We rush the tunnel and get mowed down by a sentry unit. Whatever, no biggie, right?

Wrong.

Getting laid out by a sentry unit tends to happen, especially when you bumrush an objective. It was a good time until I watched the sentry move in for the REAL kill. I watched in horror as his red outlined body walked over, and began teabagging each of my downed teammates, a move that’s only partially acceptable in the “Halo” series.

For those who may not know, Urban Dictionary defines it best:

“A term heavily used in the first-person shooter multiplayer online game “Battlefield 2.” Teabagging is referred as, upon a successful kill of another player, crouching over the head of the victim’s dead body as they lay on their back (dead); and doing so repeatedly in a “teabagging” motion. This act is to shame and humiliate the victim player, and usually incites anger and violence. This act is not unlike dances performed by football players after a touchdown.”

As stated above, teabagging is a method to embarrass and humiliate the players who are on the losing end of a virtually smoking gun. But in reality, it’s just poor gaming etiquette and ultimately does nothing to advance your team’s progress to a victory. Instead of playing the objective, you decide teabagging is the best course of action to help your team.

Many people in the gaming community feel this way, especially in the Battlefield community. There’s a reason you see Battlefield servers with “Teabaggers will be banned,” in the description. It’s just not right in a game like Battlefield, and if you get shot down while teabagging another player (which happens more often than not) that’s just well-deserved karma. There are exceptions, however, such as Halo or the newer Call of Duty games.

Now, don’t get it twisted, This isn’t some elitist post about how teabagging should be left to Halo games. I love Halo: Reach and through my experience, it is the only game where most people don’t rage over being teabagged. It’s just a part of Halo culture, not Battlefield culture. Not everyone shares this belief, so when in doubt, just don’t.

That being said, your team will benefit greatly if you put as much focus on the objective as you do on dipping your crotch into someone else’s face. Respect your enemy, kill them bigly, but respect them and play the objective.

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    Feb 16, 2017 @ 20:00 pm

    “That being said, your team will benefit greatly if you put as much focus on the objective as you do on dipping your crotch into someone else’s face.” So true I feel this way in Overwatch. GET ON THE PAYLOAD! lol. DO you play other FPS’?

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      Feb 16, 2017 @ 20:30 pm

      I’m glad you agree! I mostly stick to Battlefield, Doom and Rainbow Six Seige. This doesn’t include the single player FPS’ that I play. I tried the beta for Overwatch and I really couldn’t get into it, however, I’ve been wanting to give it another go!

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        Feb 17, 2017 @ 19:53 pm

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