CWL Champs 2019: 100 Thieves' reverse sweep of FaZe Clan a series for the ages - Dexerto
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CWL Champs 2019: 100 Thieves’ reverse sweep of FaZe Clan a series for the ages

Published: 17/Aug/2019 5:10 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 6:16

by Albert Petrosyan


Powerhouse Call of Duty teams 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan did battle at the 2019 CWL Championship, and their series will go down in history as being one of the best ever.

It’s not usual to see two tournament favorites meet in the first round of the Losers Bracket at CoD Champs, but that was the case for 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan.

After flawless matches in pool play, they both fell victim to 3-1 losses in the first round of the Winners Bracket, at the hands of Luminosity Gaming and Team Reciprocity respectively.

As fate would have it, the two squads would end up having to face each other in a do-or-die affair, with one of them guaranteed to finish a disappointing 13-16 at the $2 million tournament.

100T ended up getting the win, but it was no ordinary victory, as it involved an unbelievable reverse sweep that had all the characteristics of an unforgettable series.

MLG100 Thieves pulled off a reverse sweep for the ages, using every bit of the skill that won them back-to-back CWL events earlier this year.

FaZe start off with a bang

There is no questionthat FaZe had 100T on the ropes in the first half of the match, jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead.

They stood tall on Frequency Hardpoint 250-217, before clutching up in round 11 of Gridlock Search & Destroy to win 6-5, which also included an incredible 1v3 by their longtime star man ZooMaa.

The turning point

The swing in the series came during the third map Control on Gridlock, which 100 Thieves somehow stole from under the FaZe players’ noses. FaZe had used their momentum to gain a 2-0 advantage, and at one point had a 9v2 life advantage in the third round.

However, seemingly dead and buried, 100T miraculously managed to steal the round, and ended up coming back to win the map 3-2, staying alive and extending the series.

Reverse sweep confirmed

FaZe appeared to not let that disastrous map loss deter their focus, twice building a 60+ point lead in the Hacienda Hardpoint that followed.

However, excellent tactics and streak usage from 100T allowed them comeback again and take the win at the end, despite having been on the wrong end of a spectacular 49-kill performance from young star Cellium. 

With momentum very much on their side now, there was a much greater sense of confidence in 100T, who ended up handling FaZe pretty easily in the map five Arsenal S&D.

The series came full circle when Octane clutched up an impressive 1v3 of his own, adding a cherry on the top of what will go down as one of the greatest Champs comeback wins ever.

With the result, FaZe were one of the four teams that were eliminated in the first day of bracket play, a huge letdown for a team that were quite literally one kill away from sweeping their way to the next round.

Instead, they will be going home with a 13-16 placement and a $25,000 split of the prize pool, along with the bitter regret that comes with such a massive collapse.

You can check out the final placements of eliminated teams so far and their prize splits by visiting our CWL Champs 2019 Final Placements, and follow all of the action live via our dedicated CWL Champs 2019 hub, which features four livestreams, updated scores, Winners and Losers brackets, and more.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for constant live update tweets through each day of the competition. 

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Best Warzone kills against cheaters exploiting the Stim glitch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 5:12

by Theo Salaun


Taking matters into their own hands, some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s bravest players have, quite literally, gone out of their way to punish cheating exploiters who abuse the notorious Stim glitch.

As most Warzone fans have become familiar with by now, there is an unlimited Stim Shot glitch that pops into existence, gets patched out, and then returns every once in a while. The bug allows you to use an infinite amount of Stim Shots, enabling players to remain in the gas indefinitely and secure easy wins while those who play fairly die to the final circles.

Unfortunately, as time passes, more and more exploiters have become aware of the glitch and prone to abusing it. Fortunately, more and more players with competitive integrity have become aware of those exploiters and prone to exacting justice by punishing them.

While few things are more satisfying than a high-kill Warzone victory, one such thing is the cathartic sensation of a cheater being killed and therefore robbed of their illegitimate win. Highlighted by one of Warzone’s very best, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, here are the best kills against Stim glitch exploiters.

Unwilling to be denied their 100-kill victory, Jukeyz and his team got set up with self-revives, gas masks, and a UAV to go seek out and eliminate the exploiter in their lobby. Driving directly into the toxic gas, Jukeyz is able to hop out (as his driver is downed by the green cloud) and delete the prone cheater.

And Jukeyz isn’t alone in obliterating these exploiters. Reddit’s ‘thebigeasy31’ decimated the hubris of one such exploiter, who brashly thought they could start Stim glitching earlier in the game with a Most Wanted contact on his head. Instead, bigeasy gave him a bullet to the head.

And last, but certainly not least, Reddit’s ‘Millertime166’ took it upon themself to pull off a one-man vigilante act by seeking out a Stim glitcher on Rebirth Island. Heading into the gas, copping a Gas Mask, and getting into a vehicle, Millertime used their last remaining HP to kill off a silly cheater who was hidden behind a wall.

Wasn’t about to let a stim glitcher steal my squads W from CODWarzone

While the Stim glitch was supposed to have been removed during the January 13 patch, some believe it persists, albeit in a more limited fashion. Nevertheless, most expect it could possibly make a return at some point.

If it does come back, these players prove that the game’s developers are not the only ones who can counteract cheaters. Like those who killed off exploiters who were abusing the Promenade truck glitch, Verdansk’s finest have begun carrying out their own brand of justice.