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Chicago Huntsmen rumored to add Prestinni to CDL roster

Published: 10/May/2020 19:41 Updated: 10/May/2020 19:50

by Theo Salaun

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Recent Call of Duty League rumors suggest that the Florida Mutineers’ Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson may be joining the Chicago Huntsmen, pending league approval.

Two messy situations, one clean solution. Weeks after Prestinni’s Mutineers upset his twin, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson’s Huntsmen on stage in Atlanta, the brothers seem likely to meet again—this time on the same team.

Both Chicago and Florida still sit in the top five of the Call of Duty League’s standings, but neither appears comfortable with its roster as recent performances and consequent player reshuffling have left fans and the players unenthused.

 

After choosing not to play in March due to personal reasons, Prestinni lost his starting position to Maurice “Fero” Henriquez. He has not played a match since, while the Mutineers have gone 5-6.

As for the Huntsmen, after starting the season with eight consecutive wins, they have since gone a mediocre 4-4 and subsequently made what ended up being a dramatic decision to bench Peirce “Gunless” Hillman for Jordon “General” General. 

Now, caster Alan “IHOLDSHIFT” Donofrio is reporting rumors that Prestinni is heading to Chicago, in a move that may steady each team’s turbulence: “Prestinni, not an option anymore … It’s waiting on league approval, but apparently Chicago has bought Prestinni away from Florida.”

  

While Florida has been just about average with Prestinni on the bench, Fero has not been the problem. The former substitute put up 477 kills at his first event for the Mutineers, eclipsing a former CDL record. With his spot relatively secure and rumors buzzing, Prestinni doesn’t seem likely to swap roles and, instead, should be playing elsewhere for the latter half of this CDL season.

Meanwhile, after Gunless reacted to his impromptu benching by criticizing his teammates for not having “the f***ing cojones to send a text message,” it’s clear that the formerly formidable Huntsmen roster is in disarray. 

This opens up a clear avenue for Prestinni, who has the versatility to run either SMG or AR, to join Chicago. Aside from his play, the locker-room impact is a major bonus as he and Arcitys are not just brothers, but former teammates from the eUnited squad that won the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2019.

 

Seemingly perplexed at the rumors, Prestinni sent out an “Uh, good morning?” Tweet today—neither confirming nor denying any possibilities. In the past, he’s been fairly quick to dispel rumors so this may be him simply fanning the flames a little in anticipation of an announcement. 

With the Mutineers content to move on, the Huntsmen, should the rumors come true, are poised to revamp their roster for the better, regain focus and return to their place atop the standings.

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Inhuman Warzone clip shows why Symfuhny is always accused of cheating

Published: 23/Jan/2021 21:45

by Theo Salaun

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Of all Warzone players, few are accused of cheating as much as Symfuhny. And, in the wake of major hacking drama, the streamer proves why with an absurd clip that defies all logic.

When you search Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier’s gamertag on the internet, you can’t avoid an assortment of accusations of, and investigations into, aimbot or wall-hacks by the renowned gamer. While his brief foray into the Rust craze was practically untouched by those concerns, his work in Call of Duty: Warzone is absolutely filled with speculation.

Thus far, Sym is one of the top-10 highest earners in Warzone and has been a major fixture in tournament after tournament since the game’s release on March 2020. But if you Google him or simply peruse Reddit, Twitter and YouTube, seeing “hackusations” is unavoidable. 

Symfuhny even leans into these concerns, frequently trying to hit silly flicks and shots through walls. The streamer uses mouse and keyboard so many of his plays feel foreign to console players, specifically. Unsurprisingly, he took the recent Warzone cheating drama to fuel the fire a little more with an inhuman clip with the Kar98k.

No one is surprised by two quick downs with the FFAR, an AR that shreds in the close-to-medium ranges. But…a Kar98 quick-scope through a wall? It’s obvious why people think Sym must be subscribed to some sort of hacking services.

As the longstanding competitive gamer’s fans — of which there are millions — will tell you, there’s no aimbot or ESP wall-hacks toggled. Instead, it’s all a phenomenon dubbed with a tongue-in-cheek term: “Sym.exe.”

And this clip, noteworthy by itself, comes at the perfect time for spicy reactions — right at the end of a week filled with competitive Warzone hacking drama. During two of the most recent Warzone tournaments, former Dallas Empire player in the Call of Duty League, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren, was tasked with investigating accused cheaters. Now, big streamers are getting in on the action.

Ignoring the conclusions of those investigations, it appears that everyone is interested in a piece of the pie. While Sym lets Tommey know that they “can talk about this,” Rhys ‘Rated’ Price shyly confesses that he “can explain” his big-brain predictive kill.

As Sym continually exemplifies, fair plays can often look suspicious. His weirdest, most inhuman clips can provide a cautionary tale against hacking accusations and show why formal processes need to be in place when cheating is truly suspected.

While smaller streamers have more to prove, Sym and other pros like Rated have large sample sizes. That experience helps show that it’s unlikely they’ve resorted to cheating and more likely they’re simply lucking into these crazy plays.