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Kenny takes shots at eUnited after coaching change, Clayster responds

Published: 2/Apr/2019 23:11 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 23:36

by Albert Petrosyan

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Competing in the CWL Pro League did not stop 100 Thieves‘ professional Call of Duty player Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams from taking some shots at eUnited shortly after their recent coaching change.

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On April 2, eUnited caught many fans by surprise when they announced that they had parted ways with their Call of Duty team coach Brian ‘Saint’ Baroska, who had been with the org for over a year.

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Filling in his place will be former pro Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento, who recently announced his retirement from competing after having last played for Evil Geniuses in the CWL Pro League.

eUnited (Twitter)The recently-retired Faccento will be replacing Saint as the new coach for eUnited’s Call of Duty pro team.

Kenny reacts to eUnited’s coaching change

Kenny, who is currently with 100 Thieves in Columbus, OH for the CWL Pro League, took to Twitter to throw a jab at eUnited for making the coaching change. 

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“When you can’t improve as a player so you replaced your coach,” he tweeted, along with the ‘crazy face’ emoji.

Clayster responds to Kenny’s tweet

Inevitably, Kenny’s tweet caught the attention of James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, captain of the eUnited pro CoD team. However, contrary to what many fans were expecting, or hoping for, Clayster went with a very mature response.

“I’ll give you this round, even though you already won it at [CWL] Fort Worth,” he tweeted, referencing the recent major tournament that saw 100 Thieves eliminate eUnited in the first round of the Losers Bracket

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Flashback to previous Clayster-Kenny encounter

Most fans of competitive CoD will recognize Kenny’s tweet to be very similar to the one Clayster put out back in late January, when 100 Thieves had controversially decided to drop Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez in favor of Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner. 

At the time, Clayster’s tweet sparked a deep rooted argument on Twitter with Kenny, which saw some insults being thrown around in their war of words.

In fact, Clayster referenced that exchange in the tweet above, conceding that Kenny “had won this round,” unwilling to dispute the notion that he was at least partly responsible for Saint’s departure. 

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Kenny’s tweet was payback for a similar tweet put out by Clayster in January, when 100 Thieves dropped Fero.
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Other Twitter reactions to Kenny’s tweet

Fully aware of the history between Kenny and Clayster, many tweeted out their reactions to Kenny’s tweet, most of which were memes in anticipation of the heated exchange that never came to be.

Here are some of the top reactions on Twitter:

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This is a developing story, so we may add more information and details as they become available.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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