100 Thieves sub Fero for Priestahh at CWL Fort Worth, Nadeshot announces - Dexerto
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100 Thieves sub Fero for Priestahh at CWL Fort Worth, Nadeshot announces

Published: 17/Mar/2019 16:19 Updated: 17/Mar/2019 16:49

by Daniel Cleary

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100 Thieves’ Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced that their Call of Duty roster would make a change mid-series, subbing in Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez for Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner after he threw up on stage.

Nadeshot revealed on Twitter that during 100 Thieves’ match vs Enigma 6 to guarantee a top-four placing at CWL Fort Worth, Priestahh was throwing up on the stage before admins had to put the series on hold.

Priestahh was added to the 100 Thieves Call of Duty roster over Fero in late January in hopes that they would be a contending team for the CWL Pro League and events.

Over the course over the last two months, 100 Thieves has seen dramatic improvement since the Pro League Qualifier when they secured the first spot in their division after an incredible run.

Many chalked Priestahh up as 100 Thieves star player who has helped catapult them to the top and they were one of the favorite teams leading into CWL Fort Worth.

This is why many 100 thieves fans started to get worried when 100Thieves owner and CEO, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag revealed that Priestahh was throwing up on the stage and that Fero would be taking his place.

The substitution has now also been officially confirmed by tournament organizers, Call of Duty World League, as they posted the 100 Thieves’ Call of Duty roster change on their Twitter account.

Nadeshot stated that Priestahh is receiving medical care from the EMT’s on-site at CWL Fort Worth and will continue to update fans on his health condition over the course of the day.

Many are also left wondering how this will affect 100 Thieves’ chances for the rest of the tournament as they are currently sat with a guaranteed Top 6 placement and will likely not have practiced at all with substitute Fero leading into the event.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.