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FaZe Clan Reverse Sweeps eUnited in CWL Anaheim Opener

Published: 15/Jun/2018 22:55 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien

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FaZe Clan pulled off a reverse sweep against eUnited in their first match of CWL Anaheim.

eUnited came out swinging in the series with strong wins in the first two maps, but FaZe were able to battle back to take the series.

Gibraltar Hardpoint opened the series with a fairly convincing 250-182 win for eUnited, which they followed up with a crushing 6-1 Sainte Marie du Mont SND, courtesy of a dominant 14-1 game from Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson.

FaZe Clan stayed alive by clinching a 3-2 London Docks CTF, before forcing a fifth map decider with a 250-179 victory on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint.

In game five, Ardennes Forest SND, the two teams traded back and forth to begin with, but FaZe found the edge towards the later stages of the map. After building a 5-3 lead the series almost slipped through FaZe Clan’s fingers as eUnited brought it back to 5-5, but FaZe pulled through in round 11 for the win.

eUnited is developing a troubling relationship with five game series. Since the start of Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League, the team has now played in five matches that ended in a game five, round 11, and only secured the win once.

For FaZe Clan, the victory could be key to securing a spot in the winner bracket from what is expected to be a competitive group at the top.

FaZe Clan 3 – 2 eUnited

HP Gibraltar 182-250

SND Sainte Marie du Mont 1-6

CTF London Docks 3-2

HP Ardennes Forest 250-179

SND Ardennes Forest 6-5

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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.