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100 Thieves CWL Pro League match in jeopardy as travel issues wreak havoc

Published: 18/Feb/2019 10:02 Updated: 18/Feb/2019 15:00

by Connor Bennett

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A number of Call of Duty Pro League teams from Division B, including 100 Thieves and Team Envy, have revealed that they are all facing travel issues in getting to Columbus.

The Division B portion of the Pro League is set to kick-off on February 18 after Division A action wrapped up on February 14 – with two highly-anticipated match-ups getting things started.

Team Heretics are set to take on eUnited before 100 Thieves are supposed to face off against Team Envy in the final game of the first day. However, the all-North American match-up could be in jeopardy as members of both squads told fans via social media that they were facing travel problems.

The former OpTic Gaming star joked about playing the Pro League match-ups online.

100 Thieves’ Sam ‘Octane’ Larew tweeted: “Flight got canceled and there’s ‘no available flights for tomorrow on any airline’ from LAX. 100T will be playing from the Oakboyz crib, join up bros.”

The former Luminosity and OpTic Gaming star added that four American Airlines planes were “unusable due to maintenance” despite the squad witnessing one operate and land only moments earlier.

The 100 Thieves squad were joined by Team Envy’s Justin ‘Silly’ Fargo and Splyce’s Lamar Accuracy’ Abedi in their travel woes.

“Accuracy, Kenny, Enable, Crowder, Octane, Priestahh and myself have been waiting for our American Airlines flight 10 hours after scheduled departure,” tweeted Silly. “The most mind-blowing thing we’ve ever experienced, wow.”

None of the players, bar Accuracy – who isn’t scheduled to play until Tuesday, have posted an update since their initial tweets.

If the whole 100 Thieves roster is unable to make it in time, their clash with Envy would likely have to be rescheduled for later in the week – with both squads possibly having to pull double duty by playing two matches in one day. 


Update

Spylce star Accuracy has revealed that he is attempting to leave Los Angeles on the earliest possible flight, in a bid to make it to Columbus without any further delays. 

100 Thieves’ Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat chimed in with an update on situation, stating that he doesn’t believe the game against Team Envy will go ahead as scheduled.

We will continue to update this post as the story progresses. 

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Warzone team banned from $250k Twitch Rivals event after cheating scandal

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 10:42

by Brad Norton

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The $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Warzone event hit a major snag in the road on January 21, as alleged cheaters were disqualified from the competition ahead of the closing round.

One of the biggest Warzone events to date set the scene for one of the biggest cheating scandals to date. Amidst the five-rounds of private lobby action, a number of Warzone’s veteran competitors began to accuse players of cheating in the tournament.

The Trio of METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the competition in light of these allegations. This ban came through before players dropped into the fifth and final match of the day.

“Based on the evidence submitted from various sources in and out of the tournament, [Twitch has] determined that [their] gameplay was unnatural beyond a reasonable doubt,” event host Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons explained.

As a result of their disqualification, Twitch opted to move forward with the event. Rather than restarting or replaying on a different date, the fifth map continued with one less team.

Accusations made against Metzy_B

Accusations started piling up after the fourth round of action. Players noticed some extremely sharp aim coming from METZY_B in particular. 

Resident Warzone investigator Tommey was soon on the case, as he began to dissect the footage. It was peculiar auto-aim that caught his eye, as the suspected cheater immediately “locked on” to an opposing player in the clip.

Given the $250K up for grabs, there was plenty at stake. $45,000 was on the line for the winning team, while even a last place finish would have awarded the alleged cheaters $1,200. However, METZY_B and his team were “ineligible for prizing,” Twitch soon confirmed. 

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the controversy to spill across social media, with many of Warzone’s biggest names repeating their gripes with the lack of an effective anti-cheat system.

“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore,” NICKMERCS said. “There’s too much cheese & way too many rats.”

Despite this, it later became clear that, perhaps, the players in the tournament had jumped the gun early with their accusations…

METZY_B clears his name

After being kicked from the tournament, METZY_B joined Tommey’s Discord call in an attempt to clear his name, showing his PC, the programs he’s been using and more.

While METZY wasn’t reinstated to the tournament, some critics have deleted their tweets and Tommey, after investigating the situation, conceded that he got it wrong this time and there “wasn’t enough to go as far as it did.”

He later clarified that he played no part in reporting METZY to the admins of the tournament or forcing his removal, but the player is “more than welcome to take his earnings” from the event.

Game five continued with one less team in the lobby. Champions were crowned and the $250K prize pool was split accordingly. Be sure to check out our event hub for a full recap of the troubled Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament.