It’s safe to say that whenever deadmau5 is active on social media, typically someone famous is involved and someone’s feelings are getting hurt. A few weeks ago, Aaron Carter – former teen heartthrob and younger brother of Backstreet Boys Nick Carter – posted a video to Instagram of a trap remix he created to the deadmau5’s hit single ‘The Veldt’, which seemed to insult the Canadian DJ. While there didn’t seem to be any malicious intent from the post, deadmau5 felt compelled to respond, obviously displeased by what had been done to his beloved track.
y u do this? https://t.co/II3A8XE3tx
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) November 12, 2015
While history would suggest that this war of words would stay exactly that, fizzling out to get lost among the long list of Twitter beefs that Joel has engaged in over the past few months, we were surprised to see that his next tweet was prepared to take things a little further.
With deadmau5 taking the first direct shot, the Twitter world patiently waited to see whether Aaron Carter was willing to accept what would easily be the most exciting method of settling a dispute. Despite the expected harassment he received by online trolls and deadmau5 fans alike, Aaron did not shy away from the sudden spotlight, and agreed to participate in the closest thing to a duel in this day and age: a 1v1 match playing the online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Fast forward a few weeks from this exchange and the moment has arrived. At 4:30pm EST the two artists will battle for the rights to one of the most celebrated deadmau5 tracks ever produced. It’s somewhat of a David vs. Goliath tale, both in the production capabilities and overall gaming prowess of the two participants, but tune in nonetheless for what is sure to be an entertaining event.