Florida Mutineers confirm signing of Owakening to CDL roster - Dexerto
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Florida Mutineers confirm signing of Owakening to CDL roster

Published: 22/May/2020 18:10

by Theo Salaun

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The Florida Mutineers have officially signed Joseph “Owakening” Conley, presumably to replace Chance “Maux” Moncivaez in their starting CDL lineup.

In the days ahead of the Seattle Surge Home Series, the Mutineers have continued to revamp their roster. Florida went 4-1 in Call of Duty league matches for April before dropping to a disappointing 0-2 in May, proving the need for some lineup adjustments.

 

With Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson getting benched for Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, before being shipped off to the Chicago Huntsmen—Florida has remained active in adjusting their roster and changes to the starting lineup should have been expected.

Just as Fero breathed life into the team when coming on to replace Prestinni, Owakening is hoped to do the same at the team’s main AR spot previously manned by Maux.

While Maux had not stood out from the field in CDL play, Owakening has built a reputation for himself on Sixth Gear’s Challengers roster. Most recently, the 19-year-old beamer slammed the competition at the NA Challengers Cup #2 as part of a first-place WestR roster—before getting into pro scrims against teams like the Toronto Ultra, Minnesota Rokkr and Atlanta FaZe.

 

Three years younger than Maux and fresh off of success in Challengers, Owakening may be enough to shift dynamics for what’s become an unimpressive Florida lineup.

As seen with the New York Subliners’ acquisition of Makenzie “Mack” Kelley from the Hybrid Black Challengers roster, sometimes seemingly minor signings—even of those without substantial history at the professional level—can have major impacts on a team’s energy and success.

Ahead of the Seattle weekend, Florida sits at fifth in the overall standings with a 9-8 overall record but a mediocre 32-36 in games played. They started the year 4-2 before dropping five of their next six, winning four straight with Fero and then getting swept in both matches at their last event.

The team is, above all else, streaky and both their positive and negative streaks can be attributed in part to lineup upheaval. 

 

While the Mutineers will not be playing in this weekend’s Seattle series, they will be back on the menu at the Minnesota Rokkr Home Series in early June. 

This will, fortunately, give Owakening some time to gel with his new teammates and their fans some time to get a stronger sense of his playstyle from Challengers VODs and his Twitch stream.

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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.