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CoD Champs 2019: eUnited & FaZe dominate, Gen.G & LG shocked – day one recap

Published: 15/Aug/2019 1:42 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:57

by Albert Petrosyan

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Day one of Pool Play at the CWL Championship 2019 came to an end on August 14, fill with the intense competition that only a major Call of Duty tournament can produce.

Pool Play at CWL Champs takes place over the first two days of the five-day competition, with the top two teams in each of the eight groups advancing to the Knockout Stage.

While we may be only one day into the $2 million tournament, there have already been several major developments involving some high-profile teams.

Below, you can find the major storylines from day one of Champs, including the teams that are hot, those that are not, and the squads that have already been eliminated.

Remember, you can always keep up with all of the action live by visiting our dedicated CWL Championship 2019 hub, which includes four livestreams, scores, Pool standings, and more.

MLGThis ultimate prize awaits the final team left standing at Champs.

eUnited and FaZe Clan start off hot

It hasn’t come as much of a surprise that both eUnited and FaZe Clan have dominated their matches thus far in Pool Play, considering that both came into Champs among the favorites to hoist the grand trophy at the end.

eU defeated RBL eSports and top seeded amateur team Celtic FC Esports with a combined map count of 6-1, already stamping their ticket to the Knockout Stage.

Similarly, FaZe went a combined 6-2 against Animosity and Mazer Gaming, also advancing to bracket play.

In addition, both Enigma6 Group (Pool B) and UNITS (Pool C) also confirmed a top-two finish within their respective groups, both going 2-0 in their first two matches.

MLGCWL Finals winners eUnited are looking dangerous at Champs 2019.

Tough times for Gen.G and Luminosity

It wouldn’t be a proper CoD Champs without some heavy duty upsets early on, and this year’s tournament has already featured some shocking results for both Gen.G and LG.

There is no doubt that Gen.G have the worst story between the two, as their shocking defeats to the two amateur teams in Pool B have already eliminated them from the competition, making them the highest seed ever (#2) to be knocked out this early.

As for LG, they were on the wrong end of a massive upset sweep of their own at the hands of Team Singularity, putting them in a precarious situation going into day two.

While Matt ‘ForrmaL’ Piper and company still have it all to play for, margins for error are now razor thin, and that 0-3 result could end up coming back to haunt them if tiebreakers end up coming into play.

MLGAfter back-to-back second-place finishes at CWL Anaheim and Finals, Gen.G are shockingly out of Champs on day one.

Several teams already eliminated from Champs 2019

Because the schedule for Champs was constructed in a way to allow several teams to play two matches on day one, there are already a handful who mathematically have no way of finishing in the top two spots of their respective groups.

In addition to Gen.G’s stunning elimination, RBL Esports, LDNG Status, Animosity eSports, and Mazer Gaming have all also been eliminated, with the latter two both being from Pool C.

They will be joined by a further 11 teams who will be going home early, and that list of squads will be determined after the second day of Pool Play.


You can check out all of the scores from today’s matches below:

POOL MATCH PST EST BST AEST (next day)
A Elevate 1-3 Celtic FC 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 3 AM
B Gen.G 2-3 Fuego Gaming 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 3 AM
A eUnited 3-1 RBL eSports 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 3 AM
B Enigma6 3-0 Team WaR 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 3 AM
C FaZe Clan 3-1 Animosity 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
C UNITS 3-2 Mazer 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
D Team Reciprocity 3-0 LGND Status GG 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
D Team Envy 3-2 Sage eSports 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
E Luminosity 0-3 Singularity 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 6 AM
E UYU 3-0 Vanity 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 6 AM
F 100 Thieves 3-0 Sicario Gaming 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 6 AM
F Midnight 3-1 Fury Gaming 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 6 AM
G OpTic Gaming 3-1 TrainHard 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
G Evil Geniuses 3-0 Carnage Gaming 2:30 P 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
H Splyce 3-0 Aspire 2:30 P 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
H Heretics 3-0 Hybrid Gaming 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
A eUnited 3-0 Celtic FC 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 9 AM
A Elevate 3-1 RBL eSports 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 9 AM
B Gen.G 0-3 Team WaR 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 9 AM
B Enigma6 3-1 Fuego Gaming 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 9 AM
C Faze Clan 3-1 Mazer 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 AM
C UNITS 3-0 Animosity 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 AM
D Team Reciprocity 2-3 Team Envy 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 AM
D Sage eSports 3-0 LGND Status GG 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 AM

Day two of Pool Play kicks off at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on Thursday, August 15.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.