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ELEAGUE announcement for CoD Vets event confirms Gunless transfer

Published: 10/Oct/2018 16:04 Updated: 10/Oct/2018 16:34

by Calum Patterson


A number of top professional CoD players will be at the ELEAGUE arena in Atlanta on Saturday, October 13 for a charity event on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Gunless is on the list – but not for Rise Nation.

ELEAGUE revealed the participating players on October 10, which includes top pros from FaZe Clan, Envy, Splyce and Luminosity.

Taking place just a day after the Black Ops 4 worldwide release, it is the first time fans will see their favorite pros in competitive action on the new title.

Interestingly though, the announcement also leaks some as yet unannounced CoD roster news, as it lists Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman as a Luminosity player.

Gunless has been heavily linked with a move to Luminosity since the end of the WWII season and the inevitable disbanding of the Rise Nation Roster.

The full list of participating pro players, announced by ELEAGUE:


Team Affiliation

James “replays” Crowder

FaZe Clan

Dillon “Attach” Price

FaZe Clan

Preston “Preistahh” Greiner

FaZe Clan

Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatoo

FaZe Clan

Anthony “Methodz” Zinni

FaZe Clan

Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer


Cuyler “Huke” Garland


Daniel “Loony” Loza


Donovan “Temp” Laroda


Josiah “Slacked” Barry

Team Luminosity

Pierce “Gunless” Hillman

Team Luminosity

Matt “Burns” Potthoff


There will also be a number of the best known Call of Duty casters and analysts in attendance.

Full details of the ELEAGUE CODNATION Challenge for Vets:

ELEAGUE, the premium esports content and live tournament brand from Turner and IMG, today announced the players and commentators to be featured in its upcoming charity live streaming event – Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 x ELEAGUE CODNATION Challenge for Vets – Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. ET, on Twitch. Fans will be able to contribute to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers, directly via the Twitch stream.

Fans can also experience this unique Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 exhibition at ELEAGUE Arena by reserving free, first-come first-serve studio audience tickets here. Throughout the live event, audience members can enjoy an outdoor fan experience with opportunities to play Black Ops 4, as well as free concessions and merchandise for purchase.  

A team of fan-favorite Call of Duty influencers – including some former professional players – will offer fans insights and initial perspectives on the full range of Black Ops 4 game modes and features on the day immediately following its release. In addition to their analysis and commentary, the casters will play in the exhibition as team captains. ELEAGUE will also feature them in its three-part feature series showcasing the event’s top moments, set to premiere Friday, Oct. 26, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.