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Gen.G eliminated from CWL Championship 2019 after two stunning upsets

Published: 14/Aug/2019 18:42 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 23:58

by Albert Petrosyan


One of the favorites to place high at this year’s CWL Championship 2019 has been shockingly eliminated in the first day of Pool Play.

Coming off of back-to-back Grand Finals appearances at CWL Anaheim and CWL Finals over the past two months, Gen.G entered Pool Play at Champs knowing that many people were betting on them to have a strong placement, if not win the whole thing.

However, their journey to hoisting the coveted trophy ended several days early, as they were on the wrong end of two upsets at the hands of Fuego Gaming and Team WaR respectively. 

The two losses, coupled with two victories for fellow Pool B pro team Enigma6 Group, mathematically eliminated Gen.G from being able to finish in the top two group spots necessary to advance to the Knockout Stage.

As a result, the team became the highest seed ever (#2) in Call of Duty Champs history to be eliminated in the Pool Play phase of the tournament. 

MLGGen.G have been shockingly eliminated from CoD Champs.

Their first match of the day was against British side Fuego Gaming, who were one of the lowest ranked teams at Champs, having qualified by virtue of finishing 13-16th at last month’s Amateur Finals

After a back-and-forth start to the series, the match got all the way to a game five Search & Destroy on Gridlock, which saw Fuego’s Harry Payne clutch up and eliminate Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrell in a 1v1 to wrap up the victory.

Despite the loss, Gen.G still had all to play for, since the fact that they managed to win two maps put them in a favorable position should tiebreakers have come into play.

However, that was assuming they would take care of Team WaR, their second opponent to round off the first day of Pool Play.

If the players had any visions of grandeur ahead of that matchup, they were in for a very rude awakening, as WaR devastatingly demolished them in 3-0 fashion, sending Gen.G home on the very first day.

While the elimination comes as a major shock to Gen.G and virtually everyone watching Champs, it does give both Fuego and WaR all to play for in day two, as the two amateur teams will face each other with a spot in the Knockout Stage on the line.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.