KFC Gaming reveal content creators for upcoming Black Ops 4 Blackout tournament ft. Syndicate, Vikkstar123, and more - Dexerto
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KFC Gaming reveal content creators for upcoming Black Ops 4 Blackout tournament ft. Syndicate, Vikkstar123, and more

Published: 16/Jan/2019 18:38 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 19:18

by Wyatt Donigan

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KFC Gaming is continuing to make a name for itself in the esports space with the announcement of their Black Ops 4 Blackout tournament in partnership with Call of Duty UK.

While there have been plenty of Fortnite tournaments, both official and unofficial, over the last year, Black Ops 4’s Blackout hasn’t seen as many major tournaments pop up during the first three months of release.

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That all looks to change with the announcement of KFC Gaming and Call of Duty UK’s Blackout tournament, with a special twist.

With most major tournaments feature a host of professional talent, this new joint venture will see 16 of the UK’s biggest content creators compete alongside fans with £50,000 up for grabs.

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While the tournament was officially unveiled on January 14 after days of teasing, we now know the 16 content creators who will be competing during the event.

Featuring everyone from the likes of popular YouTuber Syndicate to reality TV star Gaz Beadle, who has been playing plenty of Blackout over the last few months, there should be plenty of interest from UK fans looking to get into the tournament.

  • Syndicate
  • Terroriser
  • MiniLadd
  • Daithi
  • MarleyThirteen
  • iTemp Plays
  • MrDalekJD
  • Tommy T
  • Spratt
  • ZerkaaHD
  • Vikkstar123
  • Cyanide
  • PsiSyn
  • CodeNamePizza
  • Gaz
  • TheGamingLemon

Starting on January 17, there will be a series of qualifiers taking place over a five-week period, with 16 spots up for grabs.

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After the qualifiers wrap up, things will conclude at the grand finals on February 24 where they winning fan will receive £15,000 and an elusive KFC Black Card. The remaining prize money will be split between the other players.

Registration for the qualifiers opened on January 16 and interested fans can head over to the official KFC Royale website for more information.

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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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