Censor and Huskerrs hit out at Skrapz' team after Warzone event win - Dexerto
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Censor and Huskerrs hit out at Skrapz’ team after Warzone event win

Published: 13/Jun/2020 10:18

by Joe Craven

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Censor, Huskerrs and more have hit out at Skrapz and his Warzone team, following their win in the $150k Royal Ruckus event, after it emerged that they were playing with cross-play disabled.

The Warzone Royal Ruckus concluded on June 12, with Team Skrapz taking home first place. It was not without controversy, however. While $100,000 went to the Equal Justice Initiative, the competition’s final standings have caused arguments and frustration in the CoD community.

Despite a middling Day One, Team Skrapz fought their way back on Day Two and managed to finish sixth, meaning they qualified for the concluding bracket play.

The final standings.

Skrapz’ side then excelled in the bracket play, ultimately beating Huskerrs’ side in the final. Controversy reigned, however, when it became clear that Skrapz’ team was playing with cross-play disabled, meaning they could only be matched with players also playing on PS4.

Their competitors, on the other hand, were playing with cross-play enabled, meaning they could match Xbox players but, more importantly, PC players.

This sparked criticism from some of the defeated teams, with Huskerrs tweeting that they got second because “the opposing team has crossplay disabled LMAO”.

Censor, pro Call of Duty player, took his criticism one step further, accusing Skrapz and his team of cheating. The message, sent in a private chat, was made public.

Shortly after, however, Censor reigned in his criticism, and apologized to Skrapz for accusing him of cheating. The tournament did not have a rule in place saying that cross-play had to be enabled.

He also said that Skrapz’ team “acted like they didn’t know cross play should be enabled. Tournament did not have a rule and they took advantage of it. Competitive integrity needs to be communicated clearer.”

Responses were mixed on social media, with some coming down on the side of Skrapz, and others on the side of Censor and Huskerrs.

Syndicate, for example, stated that it wasn’t cheating because there was no rule in place that stipulated players had cross-play enabled. “If a truly competitive player sees a way to gain an advantage.. they’ll see it and TAKE IT,” he said.

Others were less forgiving, arguing that Skrapz’ team knew what they were doing and deliberately exploited their lack of cross-play to find easier lobbies.

Regardless, as there was no rule in place, it seems unlikely that any ramifications will follow for Skrapz’ team.

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CoD streamer stunned after winning Warzone match despite dying

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:24

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch streamer its_iron was stunned after he managed to pick up an extremely lucky win during his Warzone broadcast, despite dying in the final 1v1 duel for the victory.

Picking up wins in Call of Duty’s battle royale, Warzone, can prove to be quite challenging for even the best of players, as you have to outlast 150 players in a single match to come out on top.

However, one Warzone streamer its_iron managed to pick up a bizarre victory, even surprising himself after somehow winning the battle royale match when he had been downed by his final opponent.

Warzone operator running with gun

During his November 27 Warzone broadcast, Its_iron had attempted to run the final player over with his cargo truck, but they had managed to explode the vehicle just in time with an airstrike killstreak, downing the streamer’s character in the process.

With the opponent running towards him to confirm the kill, the streamer had already admitted defeat and began praising the player for his clever tactic to counter his idea. “What a play, good stuff,” he admitted, thinking he had lost the Warzone match, “I can’t even be upset that at that one, heck of a play.”

However, as the Twitch streamer had picked up a self-revive Kit earlier in the game, the game did not end when he went down, and he was shocked to realize that he had actually won the game when he looked back at his screen.

“I never even saw him call in the [airstrike] either” he added, before reading his chat and discovering he picked up the win, “I won? No…he killed himself with the airstrike?”

Despite securing the win, the streamer revealed he did not feel as if he had earned it, adding that the other player had deserved it instead. “I feel bad, that’s unfortunate. I don’t feel like I won that,” he said.

While the airstrike initially worked well against the streamer, his final opponent was likely unaware of the second bombing run and eager to secure the kill before its_iron could use his self-revive to get back in the fight.