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FaZe Clan’s ZooMaa explains why he’s not competing at CWL Fort Worth

Published: 8/Mar/2019 22:43 Updated: 9/Mar/2019 0:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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The second major tournament of the CWL season will be taking place at Fort Worth, Texas, but Call of Duty pro player Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto has announced that he will not be competing. 

Despite participating in the CWL Pro League with OpTic Gaming, ZooMaa was never officially a member of the team, as he had simply been borrowed from FaZe Clan as a substitute player and nothing more. 

This meant that he would not be able to compete in at CWL Fort Worth unless he either joined a Pro League team that had a guaranteed spot in the pro tournament, or assembled a team for the Open Bracket of the amateur competition. 

However, the longtime competitior has chosen to do neither, choosing to sit out the tournament and focus on the remainder of the season instead.

“Will not be competing at Fort Worth,” he tweeted. “I feel like it’s in my best interest to wait this one out and see what the future has in store for me come next roster change period. Good luck to everyone competing.”

So what does this mean for ZooMaa’s future? First of all, with the roster lock put back in place on March 8, the FaZe star will have to continue being OpTic’s substitute until the next roster change window opens, which will be April 5-22.

Judging by the fact that he took this long to make this announcement, it’s likely that ZooMaa tried his best to find the most suitable situation for himself before the March 8 deadline, but ultimately decided that playing the waiting game was better than rushing into something he may not have been totally comfortable will. 

ZooMaa’s decision not to join a new pro team for CWL Fort Worth means that he will continue serving as a sub for OpTic Gaming in the CWL Pro League.

ZooMaa will not be the only high-profile CoD player to skip out on CWL Fort Worth; 100 Thieves’ Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez made a similar announcement on March 7.

Much like his FaZe counterpart, Fero cited his longer term goals as a reason for missing the tournament, as he will continue serving as 100 Thieves’ substitute in the CWL Pro League for the time being. 

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Best Warzone kills against cheaters exploiting the Stim glitch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 5:12

by Theo Salaun

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Taking matters into their own hands, some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s bravest players have, quite literally, gone out of their way to punish cheating exploiters who abuse the notorious Stim glitch.

As most Warzone fans have become familiar with by now, there is an unlimited Stim Shot glitch that pops into existence, gets patched out, and then returns every once in a while. The bug allows you to use an infinite amount of Stim Shots, enabling players to remain in the gas indefinitely and secure easy wins while those who play fairly die to the final circles.

Unfortunately, as time passes, more and more exploiters have become aware of the glitch and prone to abusing it. Fortunately, more and more players with competitive integrity have become aware of those exploiters and prone to exacting justice by punishing them.

While few things are more satisfying than a high-kill Warzone victory, one such thing is the cathartic sensation of a cheater being killed and therefore robbed of their illegitimate win. Highlighted by one of Warzone’s very best, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, here are the best kills against Stim glitch exploiters.

Unwilling to be denied their 100-kill victory, Jukeyz and his team got set up with self-revives, gas masks, and a UAV to go seek out and eliminate the exploiter in their lobby. Driving directly into the toxic gas, Jukeyz is able to hop out (as his driver is downed by the green cloud) and delete the prone cheater.

And Jukeyz isn’t alone in obliterating these exploiters. Reddit’s ‘thebigeasy31’ decimated the hubris of one such exploiter, who brashly thought they could start Stim glitching earlier in the game with a Most Wanted contact on his head. Instead, bigeasy gave him a bullet to the head.

And last, but certainly not least, Reddit’s ‘Millertime166’ took it upon themself to pull off a one-man vigilante act by seeking out a Stim glitcher on Rebirth Island. Heading into the gas, copping a Gas Mask, and getting into a vehicle, Millertime used their last remaining HP to kill off a silly cheater who was hidden behind a wall.

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While the Stim glitch was supposed to have been removed during the January 13 patch, some believe it persists, albeit in a more limited fashion. Nevertheless, most expect it could possibly make a return at some point.

If it does come back, these players prove that the game’s developers are not the only ones who can counteract cheaters. Like those who killed off exploiters who were abusing the Promenade truck glitch, Verdansk’s finest have begun carrying out their own brand of justice.