CWL Vegas: Envy and 100 Thieves to the losers bracket after being stunned by Open Bracket teams - Dexerto
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CWL Vegas: Envy and 100 Thieves to the losers bracket after being stunned by Open Bracket teams

Published: 9/Dec/2018 2:23 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:07

by Wyatt Donigan


Envy and 100 Thieves both had some shaky moments on Day One of CWL Vegas, but nothing compared to the losses they each suffered in their final games of Pools on Day Two. 

Envy came into Day Two of Pools with a 1-2 record and already looking to be on the ropes with just one series left to play during the Pool Play stage of the event.

100 Thieves, meanwhile, came in with a respectable 2-1 record, but had looked incredibly shaky during their loss to eUnited to close out Day 1.

The woes for both squads continued on Day Two when they ran into a pair of hot Open Bracket teams that didn’t looked fazed at all by the respective prowess of both 100 Thieves and Envy.

The World Champion Envy were the first to go down, losing a close series against Mazer Gaming. Despite winning the first game of the series, Envy couldn’t hold off Mazer who managed to match Envy with every step as the teams barreled into a decisive Search & Destroy match on Gridlock.

Envy took a 4-1 lead on the map, but there was simply no stopping Mazer who went on a 5-1 run to lock up the 3-2 series and hand the defending World Champions a third Pool Play loss.

Just minutes after Envy were handed a crushing loss, 100 Thieves suffered a similar fate against Team Sween, with one key difference.

While Envy at least managed to get the series to a fifth game, 100 Thieves couldn’t manage a single win the series and were quickly swept by Sween in a lopsided series.

Sween won Gridlock Hardpoint 250-145, Arsenal Search & Destroy 6-4, and Frequency Control 3-0 to wrap up the shocking sweep.

Shortly after the loss, 100 Thieves Founder and CEO tweeted about the loss, saying that he’s “still confident in [his] players and their ability to win” and that his team is ready to start their comeback from the Losers Bracket.

100 Thieves and Envy will now both be sent to the Losers side of the Championship Bracket and will have a long road ahead if they wish to secure a now improbable CWL Vegas title.

Team Sween and Mazer Gaming, however, are both in strong positions to lock in spots on the Winners side of the Bracket depending on how their final two matches of the night play out.

For everything you need to know about CWL Vegas, including schedules, brackets, streams, and more, head over to our official hub HERE.

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Hilarious Black Ops Cold War bug literally breaks Fireteam Dirty Bomb

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Garton


A game-breaking Black Ops Cold War bug is suspending players above the map on Fireteam Dirty Bomb, rendering them useless for the entire match.

As with any new release, Black Ops Cold War has had its fair share of bugs and glitches. From players falling through the map to a permanent thermal overlay, its obvious Treyarch overlooked a few elements of the game before releasing the title.

However, if a bug is not game-breaking, players will usually laugh it off and let it go. It’s only when a glitch renders players completely useless that a bug starts to become more frustrating than funny.

Well, that’s exactly the type of bug some players are experiencing on Fireteam Dirty Bomb and it’s fair to say they’re not pleased about it.

Fireteam Dirty Bomb is the new mode released with Black Ops Cold War.

Game-breaking bug suspends players above the map

A video posted to the Black Ops Cold War subreddit reveals a game-breaking bug occurring on Fireteam Dirty Bomb. The glitch suspends the players above the map for the entire match with them unable to move or participate.

On top of this, it appears the entire game mode is broken with teams being bigger than they’re are supposed to be and textures not loading in.

Fireteam: Dirtybomb gamebreaking bug from r/blackopscoldwar

As you can see, the players are left floating above the map and are audibly frustrated at the issue. One of them even states: “I’d genuinely be surprised if they even had playtesters for this game.”

It’s worth noting the players can scope down onto the map below but they’re completely locked in place. Attempting to run will trigger the animation but no movement will occur.

Glitches can be entertaining in certain titles, especially when they do not heavily impact the gameplay experience. However, in competitive games like Call of Duty, a game-breaking bug can be extremely frustrating.

Fingers crossed Treyarch get this bug fixed as soon as possible so players don’t have to continue spectating the game from above the map.