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Another Call of Duty league team name and logo possibly revealed

Published: 21/Sep/2019 10:00 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 11:42

by Daniel Cleary

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The name and logo of another organization competing in the upcoming Call of Duty franchise league may have been revealed ahead of official announcement.

As the hype is ramping up for the inaugural year of the Call of Duty franchised league, with the recent release of the Modern Warfare beta, fans are looking forward to the confirmed organizations revealing their team’s brand in the offseason.

Toronto’s slot, which is owned Overactive Media, the parent organization of former CWL competitors Splyce and the OWL’s Toronto Defiant, may be among the first of the brands to be revealed after a filed Trademark on a name and logo involving the Canadian city was discovered by CDL Intel.

@SplyceOveractive Media have previously fielded rosters in Call of Duty under the Splyce brand.

As all franchise teams within the new league are required to have branding that represents their home city in some form, fans quickly suspected that the Trademark filing with the “Toronto Ultra” listed would be Overactive Media’s new brand.

The applicant’s address on the trademark filing also matches the address of the offices of Overactive Media according to the Toronto Defiant’s website, although whether or not they decide to use the brand for CoD’s franchise league is yet to be confirmed.

The trademark filing also gave Toronto fans a first look at the possible logo for the Canadian esports organization ahead of the inaugural year of competition in the franchise league.

intelcallofduty / twitterTrademark filing for “Toronto Ultra” esports team name and logo.
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This is not the first team to have their brand possibly leaked early as other teams such as the Kroenke’s LA slot are also rumored to have settled on a name for the franchised league.

Despite the brand being apparently revealed, there has not been much shared about Toronto’s roster although many fans are suspecting that the roster will be built around former Splyce star Loony.

However, it is likely that more details on the line-up will be revealed closer to the release of the new Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare as the initial roster signing period only commenced in early September. 

Some of Toronto’s future competitors in the CoD franchise league have already announced players who were signed pending league approval such as London’s and Minnesota’s roster updates on September 20.

To keep up to date with all of the Call of Duty roster announcements and updates ahead of franchising check out our Off-Season Rostermania hub.

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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.