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Jkap Reveals Why Luminosity Have Struggled

Published: 18/Aug/2018 16:19 Updated: 18/Aug/2018 16:26

by Vincent Genova

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Jordan ‘Jkap’ Kaplan spoke with Dexerto following Luminosity’s reverse sweep over tournament favorites Rise Nation.

It has been an up and down year for Luminosity and Jkap, winning CWL Birmingham but failing to qualify for the Stage 2 playoffs after the trade of Octane for Formal.

Jkap spoke on why he thought the team struggled after the roster shake up.

We just weren’t clicking at all. I didn’t play well, [Formal] didn’t play well. A lot of us were just inconsistent, we could’ve played better.

Luminosity ended up in 5th place in their group, three games out of a playoff spot.

The team felt their fortunes changing heading into CWL Champs, thanks to a bootcamp with a rival team.

I think the bootcamp we did with EnVy before [CWL Champs] was really big for us.

Luminosity went undefeated in Champs pool play, but tripped up against Elevate in the knockout stage to set up the elimination match with Rise.

Jkap is no stranger to big performances at CWL Champs, winning two rings and finding himself involved on Championship Sunday seemingly every year. He was asked how this current Luminosity roster compares to his previous great teams.

Coming in, I didn’t really know what to expect from this roster. Obviously we missed Stage 2 [Playoffs], but I still felt we were a better team than what we showed there.

Overall, I was really on the fence with this roster whereas past rosters, the past three years… I came in really confident.

This year we came in far down the power rankings list, but pool play really gave us confidence in our ability and potential.

Luminosity will play in Losers Round 2 on August 18 when the CWL Championships resume.

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Cheaters already ruining Black Ops Cold War with SiLLY | CharlieIntel Podcast #6

Published: 26/Oct/2020 9:20 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 9:22

by Shane King

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People have been calling out for Activision to create their own anti-cheat system — in the same vein of Valorant’s Vanguard — in order to deal with the hackers that have plagued both multiplayer and Warzone ever since its release.

Mike and Keshav speak to SiLLY in Episode #6 of the CharlieIntel Podcast. During this week’s episode, we look at what needs to be changed following the Black Ops Cold War Beta. They also touch on whether the game needs a bespoke anti-cheat to ensure the game isn’t ruined by hackers, as well as what the transition to PC means for the CDL.

One of the big topics covered in the group discussion is the differences between the first and second week of how the beta felt in-game and if sliding is where it needs to be at the moment. Keshav also states that he feels they ‘overcompensated’ when nerfing sliding which left it feeling off, and he is hoping they dial it back a bit.