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Up-and-coming Call of Duty amateur “worldstars” top pros TJHaLy and FormaL

Published: 13/Apr/2019 2:18

by Albert Petrosyan


It’s not everyday that professional Call of Duty players will get embarrassed by an amateur, but that was the case involving OpTic Gaming’s Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly and Luminosity’s Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

The two established pro players, both of whom are considered to be among the best in the game, found themselves on the wrong end of a slick play made by top amateur player Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal.

The moment came in a competitive match being played between iLLeY’s team, which featured Midnight’s Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic and FaZe Clan’s McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel, and the team of pros that also included LG’s John.

With his team trailing 4-5 in a game of Search and Destroy on Payload, iLLeY found himself last alive against TJ and FormaL, who had him slightly cornered near the B-bomb.

However, iLLeY was able to wiggle himself out by first shooting over the bomb to weaken TJ, then shoot again to eliminate him, before expertly sliding around the bomb to deliver a fatal shoot/punch combo at FormaL to win the round. 

Blazt’s reaction pretty much mirrored that of everyone else who either watched the sequence unfold live or later on Reddit, as most fans were left speechless at how impressive iLLeY’s movement and shooting accuracy was in such a tough moment.

Even the chat on Blazt’s Twitch channel, where the clip was taken from, is filled with viewers expressing their astonishment any way they could.

The play was equally important in the grand scheme of the match, as it tied the S&D at five rounds apiece, and iLLeY’s team ended winning the eleventh round to seal the victory.

iLLeY - TwitteriLLeY is the last remaining member of the eUnited Cadet team that also featured Simp and Cellium, both of whom have gone on to join the CoD teams of eUnited and FaZe Clan respectively.

Who is iLLeY?

Despite still being ineligible to play in the CWL due to being under the age of 18, iLLeY is considered to be one of the best competitive Call of Duty players, going back all the way to the days of Black Ops 3.

He is the last remaining member of eUnited’s Cadet program, having joined the org back in 2017, and is thought of as one of the last outstanding talents from the generation that produced eUnited pro Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Cellium, both of whom were also part of that original Cadet squad.

Many believe iLLeY to be the next big thing in CoD esports, and he will be eligible to compete in the next CWL season once he turns 18 on October 20.

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Black Ops Cold War bug removes grass on Cartel and players are loving it

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:35

by Tanner Pierce


Ever since the beta, Black Ops Cold War players have been complaining about the grass on the map Cartel, claiming that it’s too high and can block visibility. Now, a bug is eliminating that grass and players are apparently loving it. 

When the Black Ops Cold War beta first launched and players had the opportunity to try out all the maps the prerelease version had to offer, one stood out among the rest because of its terrible visibility: Cartel. While the outskirts are fine and pretty open, the center is generally considered a nightmare because of incredibly tall grass that blocks sightlines.

Ever since then, fans have been complaining about the visibility and when the game launched, nothing about the visibility was changed in any drastic way. Now, all of those complaints are being resolved in Black Ops Cold War – all thanks to a bug.

Had a bug where the leaves and bushes disappeared on the map Cartel…..it was beautiful from r/blackopscoldwar

According to a few Reddit posts, fans have been experiencing a bug on Cartel that essentially removes the extremely tall grass. As one can see from the pictures, the glitch gives the map a way more open feeling and allows players to see the center more easily than the normal version.

Response to the no-grass version has been overwhelmingly positive, with some people calling the bug “beautiful” and “how Cartel should be.” User bobagolf pointed out in one of the more popular posts that it looked so nice that it “makes it look like the version with the bushes should be the bugged version.”

How Cartel should be. from r/blackopscoldwar

To be clear, it’s unknown whether or not this glitch is new. Some players were reporting that they got it “early on” but considering at least three separate posts were added to Reddit talking about it in the span of 24 hours, it seems like, at the very least, it is now happening more frequently.

Normally, it’s easy to hope for a quick fix from the developers, but considering most players seem to be in love with the version, it may be in everyone’s best interest if Treyarch just makes it a permanent feature of the map and removes the grass entirely. Only time will tell what they’ll end up doing.