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Fifth player announced for Luminosity’s CoD team, finalizing their roster for Black Ops 4 season

Published: 16/Oct/2018 23:29 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 0:26

by Albert Petrosyan


North American esports organization Luminosity Gaming have revealed the fifth member of the Call of Duty team for the upcoming Black Ops 4 season.

Longtime competitor Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo has officially joined LG, completing their five-man roster that also features Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, Johnathan ‘John’ Perez, Mathew ‘FormaL’ Piper, and Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman.

The news of the roster move was announced via a post on LG’s official Twitter page, confirming the heavy rumors, leaks, and speculation that had been swirling around over the past two weeks.

This is Classic’s second stint with LG after he competed for them during the entire IW season, during which they claimed victory at CWL Anaheim 2017.

Classic then spent the entire WWII season with Team EnVy, but was dropped after a difficult and underwhelming season. He now joins LG in replacement of Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, who had a messy departure from the org on his way to joining eUnited.

LG had five top-five finishes at major events this past season, but was only able to secure victory at CWL Birmingham. They’ll hope that bringing back their former player will be what takes the team over the top. 

Classic’s move to LG doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Aside from the fact that most of the rumors hinted at him being JKap’s replacement, 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag accidentally revealed the move while talking about Rostermania.

Furthermore, for the past few days, a command in Gunless’ Twitch chat had Classic listed as their fifth.

Keep up with all roster moves, team changes, and player announcements by visiting our dedicated Rostermania hub here.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


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.