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Arcitys explains why Chicago Huntsmen should “never lose” in the CDL

Published: 21/Apr/2020 7:09 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 7:11

by Brad Norton


2019 World Champion Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson has been less than satisfied with the results of the Chicago Huntsmen lately, putting teammates on blast during a recent Call of Duty League interview.

As the Call of Duty League has transitioned online, certain teams have been shining brighter than ever before, while others are struggling to find their groove.

After a first-place finish in London, the Huntsmen were knocked out of both the Atlanta and Dallas events by the Florida Mutineers. With the online Chicago Home Series just days away, Arcitys has outlined the internal struggles of the CDL squad that they need to address sooner than later.

Chicago Huntsmen
The Huntsmen squad currently sits atop the CDL standings, but could that all change this weekend?

Jumping into a chat with CDL casters Miles Ross, Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe, and Phil ‘Momo’ Whitfield, Arcitys addressed the recent Huntsmen slump: “We shoot our guns straight, we just don’t know how to play the game,” he stated.

“I tell them this every day. Us five shouldn’t be losing, no matter what game it is, no matter what CoD it is. I told them we could probably hop on Gears of War and win a couple of games there. ”

While the Huntsmen lineup still currently sits atop the standings with 110 CDL points, others are closing the gap — including Flordia and Dallas — and Arcitys believes their team should command a far bigger lead than they do.

“There’s a lot of bickering, a lot of arguing, a lot of not listening to each other,” he continued, highlighting some of the reasons why he believes the team may have missed the mark in their recent runs compared to their early success.

YouTube: CDL
YouTube: CDL
Can the Huntsmen get on the same page before their upcoming Home Series?

Official results are one thing, but scrims have also been lackluster for the team lately, according to Arcitys. “There was a week right before Dallas…we didn’t win a map for three or four days,” the 2019 champ explained.

Things almost got to the point where Arcitys benched himself for a day of scrims, purely so he could spectate and see exactly what everyone was doing on the map.

The roster had an “hour-long conversation” days ago where they touched on all matter of subjects in order to start hitting their old form, Arcity added.

“You’re not waking up on time, you’re waking up five minutes before scrims, you’re not listening to each other,” Arcitys said. “There’s no excuse. This is a job. We all need to take it seriously. It’s something we are working on.”

With such a star-studded roster, being the number one seed at the beginning of the season isn’t enough for them. They clearly want to right their wrongs and get back on track with their event-winning ways moving forward.

They compete this weekend in their own Chicago Huntsmen Online Home Series. Here’s everything you need to know about the April 24-26 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


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.