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CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs Day One Recap – Scores, Match Recaps, and Highlights

Published: 28/Jul/2018 1:10 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 2:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Day One of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs has come to a close after an intense day of competitive Call of Duty action.

With the four matches of the Winners Bracket Round 1 now all wrapped up, the two brackets are set for what should be an exciting rest of the tournament.

Taking place from July 27-29 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, OH, the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs features the top four regular season teams from Division A and B.

The competition features a double elimination bracket and a whipping $500,000 prize pool, not to mention the pro points needed to improve seeding for CWL Champs.

The action kicked off with Team Kaliber taking care of UNILAD Esports by a scoreline of 3-1, in a match that featured an excellent triple kill from ‘Kenny’ in the Game 2 S&D.

Echo Fox took on eUnited in the following match, in a battle featuring two teams that ended their regular seasons on fire.

However, eUnited cruised to a relatively easy 3-1 victory, helped on by an overtime golden flag capture in the Game 3 CTF.

In the next match, Division A’s top seeded team Red Reserve took on Rise Nation in a rematch of the CWL Anaheim Grand Final. Just as in that event, Rise got the upper hand over their European counterparts and took the match 3-1.

The final match of the day featured OpTic Gaming against FaZe Clan in a rematch of the Stage 1 Playoffs Grand Final. The match went down to the wire, but FaZe clutched up for the victory in Round 11 of the Game 5 S&D


Thursday, July 27 Scores

Round Team vs Team PST EST BST AEST
WR1 Team Kaliber 3-1 UNILAD 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
WR1 eUnited 3-1 Echo Fox 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
WR1 Red Reserve 1-3 Rise Nation 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 9:00 AM
WR1 OpTic Gaming 2-3 FaZe Clan 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 A

Detailed Match Recaps

For all brackets, match schedules, results, rosters, and other information, please visit our CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs dedicated hub.

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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.