eUnited Twins Prestinni and Arcitys Reveal How Becoming CoD Pros Changed Their Entire Family's Life - Dexerto
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eUnited Twins Prestinni and Arcitys Reveal How Becoming CoD Pros Changed Their Entire Family’s Life

Published: 5/Jul/2018 13:14 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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The twin duo of Alec “Arcitys” and Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson broke out into the professional tier of Call of Duty during the Infinite Warfare season, and have revealed how much it changed their family’s lives.

The pair first gained recognition in the Black Ops III season amongst the up and comung amateur scene, but after moving to eUnited with Justin “SiLLY” Fargo and Pierce “Gunless” Hillman, they’re careers really took off.

Winning their very first event together, CWL Atlanta 2017, and netting a cool $20,000 each was life changing money, the twins have revealed in the newest episode of Behind the Controller with MLG and Scuf Gaming.

And the twins have remained teaming together since, motivating each other if one isn’t performing as well or is in a slump.

And since their Atlanta win, they have gone on to win even bigger prize pools, after finishing 3rd in the CWL Global Pro League Stage Two in 2017.

“We weren’t in the best position financially, our parents actually just got into a big wreck so we needed money.

Winning $20,000 like that, it really boosted our careers in this gaming community, it got us in a really good spot and out of that little drought we were in.”

The twins also discussed a bit about how things were growing up, before they broke into the professional Call of Duty scene and started to earn some better money, for their family as well as them.

“There were a lot of restrains when it came to financial issues. We were just never really in a good spot, and that why I’m so grateful that we did end up making something out of this. Because we can help support our parents back.

To see our parents struggling and just stressing out because they don’t have enough money to get food this month, it wasn’t fun to watch.

It’s motivation to never go back to struggling. It proved to us that we have what it takes to do whatever we want. If we want to do something, we can do it.”

You can watch the full episode with Prestinni and Arcitys from the latest Behind the Controller from MLG and Scuf Gaming below.

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Scump says “a lot could go wrong” with CDL switching to PC next season

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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With the Call of Duty League switching from console to PC for the 2021 season, at least at the professional level, Chicago Huntsmen’s legendary CoD pro Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has detailed some of the potential issues that could arise.

The Call of Duty League’s switch from console to PC was inevitable, but that doesn’t mean the transition will be without its faults; one major concern, of course, has been hacking. Maybe not in the competitive scene, but the growing presence of PC in CoD this year (with the addition of cross-play and Warzone) has exposed Activision’s inability to handle the issue on a large scale.

Add in the fact that the CDL’s Challengers circuit and in-game ranked mode(s), for example, will support both console & PC, and suddenly the concern is heightened. And while it’s unlikely that anyone in the pro ranks would cheat, if the 2021 season starts out online, there’s a chance that, at the very least, accusations could start flying around.

Scump was asked about this switch during one of his recent streams and, uncoincidentally, hacking was the first thing he brought up: “The one thing that could go wrong – if there’s hackers, any kind of competitive playlist is chalked. That’s definitely something to worry about.”

“That is going to be very annoying if hackers just run rampant in all the ranked playlists,” he went on. “If there are hackers, it’s chalked. There’s supposed to be anti-cheat in the works? Hopefully, they do a good job with it and hopefully, everything is good.”

The veteran also brought up the potential situations where the gaming rigs experience issues during competitions: “‘PC crash during a tournament is bound to happen,’ more than likely, yeah. There’s a lot of things that could go wrong, definitely a LOT of things that could go wrong.”

There was one positive bit of news that Scump revealed during this discussion: the CDL is working on adding a ‘pause feature’ that would allow them to stop and start matches if need be.

The lack of such a feature really became apparent during the 2020 campaign, especially the CDL Playoffs, when teams like OpTic Gaming LA and London Royal Ravens had players booted offline mid-match.

As a result, since the disconnections occurred too late into the respective Hardpoint games, both teams had to play the round a man down, 4v5, which inevitably led them to lose.

Needless to say, had a pause feature existed, the whole situation could have been avoided. Instead, the CDL was forced to stream all matches with a massive delay so that viewers with ill-intentions couldn’t hit anyone offline.

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Without a pause feature, the CDL installed these unpopular rules for if/when Hardpoint matches needed to be restarted.

Ultimately, the Call of Duty League’s switch to PC is a “step in the right direction,” as Scump remarked, but there are definitely potential problems that could stem from the transition. We’ll just have to wait and see.

For more information about the upcoming campaign, make sure to visit our CDL 2021 season hub.