Gunless Reveals How Pokimane Inspired Him to Win CWL Anaheim - Dexerto
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Gunless Reveals How Pokimane Inspired Him to Win CWL Anaheim

Published: 11/Jul/2018 17:46 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


Rise Nation’s Pierce “Gunless” Hillman won the MVP award after leading his side to victory at CWL Anaheim, and has revealed how streamer Pokimane inspired him to win his third championship of the season.

It all started when FaZe Clan player Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparatto attended the Fortnite Pro-Am tournament at E3, where he met Pokimane as she was competing in the event.


Knowing Gunless was a big fan of Pokimane, ZooMaa took his opportunity and asked her to send a message telling him she wishes he was there.

Pokimane obliged and so ZooMaa uploaded the video to Twitter with the message “I got you Gunless” – and this was all he needed to get the motivation to dominate the competition at Anaheim.


During the most recent episode of Hot Mic to kick off the remaining matches for Division B at the CWL Pro League, Gunless explained how it went down, and how it fired him up for the tournament.

“I was passed out on my bed, for like 30 minutes. [TJHaLy] walks in, and he’s like ‘check your phone real quick’.

I listened to it, looked at TJ, smile on my face and everything and was like ‘we won.’ Just give me the trophy, you just made me win the event.”

Of course, Gunless and Rise did win, as well as picking up the MVP trophy – so clearly whatever it sparked inside him paid off as he dominated the entire CWL Anaheim event.

Pokimane is a popular Twitch streamer, known for playing League of Legends and more recently became very well known for Fortnite too. She is also an Anime fan – something in common with Gunless.


Who knows how long Gunless has been an admirer, but maybe one day we will see these two meet up in person – and then it really will be all over for the competition.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.


For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.


Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.