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Dallas Call of Duty announce young star iLLeY as fourth signing

Published: 17/Oct/2019 17:18 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:37

by Calum Patterson

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The Dallas Call of Duty franchise has announced their fourth signing for the 2020 CDL season, securing the services of young SnD star Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal.

Turning 18 on October 20, iLLeY will likely be the youngest player to lineup on a franchise roster when the league begins for the 2020 season in January.

Despite his age, he has been one of the hottest prospects in competitive Call of Duty for a number of years, gaining popularity as a streamer and Search and Destroy player throughout Black Ops III, Infinite Warfare and WWII.

Twitch: WavesEgamingiLLeY has been a rising star on the amateur and SnD scene.

He continued to play competitively throughout Black Ops 4, but due to CWL age restrictions was unable to play on a professional roster, although he did sign with eUnited for their ‘Cadets’ team of young players in late 2017.

On Dallas, he will be joining up with fellow former eUnited star James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, as well as fellow 18-year-old Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro.

Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland has also returned to Envy to play on the Dallas roster, with a fifth player set to be announced on Friday, October 18.

iLLeY may be an unknown name to some casual CoD esports fans, but anyone who has paid attention to the SnD scene will know exactly what he’s capable of.

A clutch master and always a cool head in Search and Destroy, it will be interesting to see how his skills translate into professional play, up against veteran pros.

Thankfully, he’ll have a veteran of his own in Clayster to help guide him, as the two-time world champion did for both Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris in the Black Ops 4 Season.

If rumors are to be believed, then there is another legendary player also set to join Dallas, with Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter potentially set to be announced on October 18.

Dallas Call of Duty roster (so far)

  • James ‘Clayster‘ Eubanks
  • Cuyler ‘Huke‘ Garland
  • Anthony ‘Shotzzy‘ Cuevas-Castro
  • Indervir ‘iLLeY‘ Dhaliwal
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Warzone team banned from $250k Twitch Rivals event after cheating scandal

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 10:42

by Brad Norton

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The $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Warzone event hit a major snag in the road on January 21, as alleged cheaters were disqualified from the competition ahead of the closing round.

One of the biggest Warzone events to date set the scene for one of the biggest cheating scandals to date. Amidst the five-rounds of private lobby action, a number of Warzone’s veteran competitors began to accuse players of cheating in the tournament.

The Trio of METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the competition in light of these allegations. This ban came through before players dropped into the fifth and final match of the day.

“Based on the evidence submitted from various sources in and out of the tournament, [Twitch has] determined that [their] gameplay was unnatural beyond a reasonable doubt,” event host Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons explained.

As a result of their disqualification, Twitch opted to move forward with the event. Rather than restarting or replaying on a different date, the fifth map continued with one less team.

Accusations made against Metzy_B

Accusations started piling up after the fourth round of action. Players noticed some extremely sharp aim coming from METZY_B in particular. 

Resident Warzone investigator Tommey was soon on the case, as he began to dissect the footage. It was peculiar auto-aim that caught his eye, as the suspected cheater immediately “locked on” to an opposing player in the clip.

Given the $250K up for grabs, there was plenty at stake. $45,000 was on the line for the winning team, while even a last place finish would have awarded the alleged cheaters $1,200. However, METZY_B and his team were “ineligible for prizing,” Twitch soon confirmed. 

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the controversy to spill across social media, with many of Warzone’s biggest names repeating their gripes with the lack of an effective anti-cheat system.

“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore,” NICKMERCS said. “There’s too much cheese & way too many rats.”

Despite this, it later became clear that, perhaps, the players in the tournament had jumped the gun early with their accusations…

METZY_B clears his name

After being kicked from the tournament, METZY_B joined Tommey’s Discord call in an attempt to clear his name, showing his PC, the programs he’s been using and more.

While METZY wasn’t reinstated to the tournament, some critics have deleted their tweets and Tommey, after investigating the situation, conceded that he got it wrong this time and there “wasn’t enough to go as far as it did.”

He later clarified that he played no part in reporting METZY to the admins of the tournament or forcing his removal, but the player is “more than welcome to take his earnings” from the event.

Game five continued with one less team in the lobby. Champions were crowned and the $250K prize pool was split accordingly. Be sure to check out our event hub for a full recap of the troubled Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament.