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CWL Championship Favorites Rise Nation Eliminated in Lower Bracket Round One

Published: 18/Aug/2018 1:06 Updated: 18/Aug/2018 1:10

by Joe O'Brien

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Tournament favorites Rise Nation have been eliminated from the CWL Championship in the first round of the lower bracket.

Rise Nation go home with a top-16 placement after being eliminated by Luminosity, who pulled off a reverse sweep for a 3-2 victory.

Having claimed two titles and a second-place in the preceding events, Rise Nation were the clear favorites to claim this year’s world championship.

After taking care of business in the group stage, Rise Nation were perhaps unfortunate to come up against Team Kaliber in the group stage, who at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 playoffs had denied Rise a third consecutive trophy. Team Kaliber were victorious once again, sending Rise to the lower bracket.

Luminosity themselves had a dominant group stage, not losing a single map on their way to the playoffs, but in the first round of the winner bracket suffered a stunning 0-3 defeat at the hands of Elevate, featuring LG’s former coach Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale.

It seemed Luminosity’s run would end unceremoniously after they lost the opening two maps to Rise Nation, but a sudden surge in form saw them turn the series around and complete a reverse sweep for the win.

The star of the Luminosity come-back was undoubtedly Johnathon ‘John’ Perez. The 2016 world championship MVP came up clutch on Ardennes Forest with some huge plays to help Luminosity to a 2-0 victory, and continued to impress in an intense London Docks Hardpoint. There Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper also stepped up, displaying form reminiscent of his OpTic glory days.

In the final map, Valkyrie Search and Destroy, it was John again that stood out. Some incredible shots with the sniper rifle consistently opened up the map for Luminosity, although it was Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry with an ice-cold 1v2 that ultimately completed the reverse sweep.

Despite the big win, Luminosity still has a lot of work to do if they want to lift the CWL Championship trophy. They would have to win seven more series in order to take the title, and the lower bracket is already stacked with dangerous teams in what is shaping up as perhaps the most upset-filled world championship in the game’s history.

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Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney

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Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

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Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.