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Crimsix explains why he didn’t talk trash after Empire dominated Huntsmen

Published: 27/Apr/2020 0:22 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 1:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Dallas Empire finally got their first win over Chicago Huntsmen in the semifinals of the Chicago Home Series, but talismanic veteran Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter refused to talk trash following the match.

The intense rivalry between Chicago and Dallas had been relatively one-sided so far this season; Empire had failed to beat Huntsmen in any of their three meetings coming into this latest Home Series.

That all changed on April 26, as Empire finally got their coveted win against Huntsmen in 3-0 fashion in the semifinals of the latter’s own tournament.

The warning signs were there from the get go; the series started with a 250-165 Dallas victory on Rammaza Hardpoint, followed by a 6-2 demolishing on Gun Runner Search & Destroy.

The third map, Hackney Yard Domination, was a little bit more competitive but the boys in blue pulled away in the second half to claim the 165-158 win, locking up the sweep.

It was the perfect fitting revenge for Empire, who were swept by Huntsmen in the Grand Final of CDL London, a tournament in which Chicago beat them twice.

The two teams’ earlier meeting in 2020 had featured some major trash talk, but Crimsix, who had done his fair share of jabbing coming into the season, refused to do the same following this win.

“Everyone that’s expecting me to trash talk, I’ve never been a sore winner except for one time in my whole career,” he said in the postgame interview. “I’m not going to be like them [Huntsmen]. I’m not going to talk trash.”

“It’s just a semifinal match, online. Crimsix explains why he didn’t talk trash after Empire dominated Huntsmen whatever. I don’t care. It was GG’s, it was a fun match, but now onto the next one. I’m not going to say ‘you suck, you suck.'”

It seems that despite the one-sided nature of their victory, the Empire players aren’t willing to equate it to a regular win since it came online rather than on LAN.

Immediately following the match, James ‘Eubanks’ Clayster flashed his router on camera, which was being broadcast live to the masses, jokingly crediting his strong internet connection for the win.

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He also tweeted out an edited pic of teammate Indervir ‘iLLeY Dhaliwal surrounded by routers, following it up by saying he was “just joking around and having some fun.”

The result booked Empire a spot in the CDL Chicago Grand Final, where they will face Atlanta FaZe, who beat Seattle Surge 3-1 in their own semis match. This is Dallas’ first trip to a tournament final since the LA Home Series, where they beat Minnesota ROKKR 3-2 to claim their first championship of the season.

You can keep up with all of this Call of Duty League action live via our CDL Chicago hub, which includes streams, brackets, scores, and more.

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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.