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Clayster Raises Possible Problem with Coaches Who Still Compete

Published: 18/Jun/2018 17:32 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Chantal Stewart-Jones


eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has raised an interesting question about a conflict of interest with coaches and analysts who continue to compete.

Although coaches are by no means a new addition to the competitive Call of Duty scene, the sheer number of them has grown during the 2018 season, with teams like eUnited, Luminosity, OpTic Gaming, and Splyce all now having their own.

Many of these coaches, like Eunited’s Brian ‘Saint’ Baroska and OpTic Gaming’s Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow, previously competed but are now retired, meaning coaching their teams is their main focus in esports.

However, this is not the case for every coach or analyst. Luminosity recently acquired Michael ‘Spacely’ Schmale as their analyst, but unlike some other coaches, he continues to compete, having played under Elevate at CWL Anaheim.

The question hasn’t been asked before, perhaps because the situation hasn’t arisen, but Clayster pointed out during the $200,000 tournament that there could be a conflict of interest between coaches or analysts like Spacely, who work for one team but compete for another.

This was particularly relevant at CWL Anaheim, as Elevate successfully made it out of the Open Bracket and were placed into Group C, alongside UNILAD, Echo Fox, Mindfreak and Evil Geniuses. But if the team had ended up in Group B, Spacely would’ve ended up competing against Luminosity.

While Spacely assured Clayster he would never do anything immoral, the question remains, is it a conflict of interest?

With CWL Anaheim being the last open event for the Call of Duty: World War II season, it’s unlikely we’ll see any changes to the rules this year. But with coaches becoming increasingly popular, could we see alterations for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII?

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.