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eUnited eliminated in their first match of bracket play at CWL Fort Worth

Published: 16/Mar/2019 22:18 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 22:25

by Wyatt Donigan

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Despite being one of the top Call of Duty teams heading into CWL Fort Worth, eUnited faced much hardship right out the gate and have been eliminated from the tournament in their first match of Day 2.

Given that eUnited were the runner-ups at CWL Vegas back in December, many expected them to once again contend for the title at CWL Fort Worth this weekend.

After finishing the Pool Play stage with a lackluster 1-2 record at the bottom of Pool D, however, their misfortune continued into Saturday when they ran into a hot 100 Thieves squad.

MLGLed by Clayster, eUnited were one of the favorites coming into CWL Fort Worth.

Coming out the gate, it was 100 Thieves that got things going with a fairly convincing 250-168 win on Arsenal Hardpoint.

The action then switched over to Arsenal Search & Destroy where 100 Thieves jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead right off the bat.

eUnited then made things a bit more interesting by rallying back and forcing things to a decisive Round 11. Once there, though, 100 Thieves completely took over to close out the round and take a 2-0 lead.

Moving to Gridlock Control, eUnited managed to push through with a fairly dominant 3-0 victory that sent the game to Seaside for the final Hardpoint round.

Much like the first Hardpoint, eUnited couldn’t withstand the the pressure from 100 Thieves and were sent packing with a 250-194 loss.

eUnited will now have to get back to the drawing board before the CWL Pro League starts up again following this substandard 13-16 finish in Fort Worth.

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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.