CMG ProDown tournament feat. OpTic, FaZe, 100 Thieves and more - Bracket, Stream and Schedule - Dexerto
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CMG ProDown tournament feat. OpTic, FaZe, 100 Thieves and more – Bracket, Stream and Schedule

Published: 16/Dec/2018 18:07 Updated: 17/Dec/2018 22:43

by Calum Patterson

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The $2,500 CMG ProDown tournament returns following the conclusion of CWL Las Vegas, as the best professional teams in North America compete in the online event.

Although primarily for practice, the ProDown still has good money on the line for players to compete for, so these top players take the matches seriously.

A long process, with best of 5 matches in the winners bracket, the tournament will likely be completed on Monday 17, but will begin at 2pm EST / 7pm GMT / 11am PT on Sunday December 16.

Teams will have a second chance if they lose a match, dropping down to the losers bracket where best of 5 series are played.

The tournament features 13 teams in total, with the other three slots not filled in time. Ten of these teams are professional level, including Vegas winners OpTic Gaming, third place Splyce, and of course other big names such as FaZe Clan, Team Envy and Evil Geniuses.

Missing from the lineup is eUnited, who placed 2nd at CWL Vegas, and Red Reserve (although a UK team are now based in the US). Reciprocity are taking part for the first time, now also based in the US. You can view the bracket below.

CMG ProDown Live Bracket December 16 – 17

Streams

Professional players will also be streaming their team’s matches. We have some of the streams here, so be on the lookout for your favorite player or team when the tournament begins.

Scump

Watch live video from scump on www.twitch.tv


Dashy

Watch live video from Dashy on www.twitch.tv

Kenny

Watch live video from KuavoKen on www.twitch.tv

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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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.