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Aches Had a Fantastic Response After EG Landed in OpTic’s Group at CoD Champs

Published: 30/Jul/2018 15:31

by Mike Kent

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The bizarre lack of Search and Destroy practice by the top professional Call of Duty teams is a well-documented problem.

Despite SnD taking up two out of every five maps in a competitive matchup, the pros prefer to practice Hardpoint and Capture the Flag due to the respawn nature of it.

The latest editions of the Evil Geniuses and OpTic Gaming rosters have severely struggled when it has come to SnD, so much so that it prompted EG captain Pat ‘Aches’ Price to joke about it.

After EG threw away their chance at making the CWL Pro League Stage Two playoffs, it was down to the teams who did make the final eight to see who they’d be paired up with at CoD Champs 2018.

After losing to FaZe Clan and UNILAD to place top eight, OpTic Gaming confirmed their spot in Group H alongside Supremacy and Elevate.

Following the news, Aches Tweeted out that at least one of the teams will finally win an SnD.

OpTic fans should, of course, be wary of going up against Aches, as the Ghosts world champion has eliminated the GreenWall at both CoD Champs 2015 and 2016.

As the two sides are now paired up in groups, providing there is an upset from either Supremacy or Elevate, there is the chance the OG vs EG matchup could turn into an elimination match.

You can view the full list of CoD Champs 2018 groups by clicking here.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.