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Mochila, MBoZe and Nelson Try to Recruit Karma for Champs Run

Published: 8/Jul/2018 21:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Vincent Genova

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Brandon ‘Nelson’ McKinney, Marcus ‘MBoZe’ Blanks and Steve ‘Mochila’ Canle are seemingly teaming up for an opportunity to qualify for Champs.

The three veterans have their eye on a magical run through the Last Chance Qualifiers for CoD Champs, but need one more player to join.

Nelson spotted a tweet from MBoZe about late night grinding in CoD:WW2, then – maybe jokingly – extended a conditional offer to team up.

When MBoZe was down with the idea, Nelson checked with Mochila if it was fine with him. Mochila approved and suddenly a team of veterans was formed. Almost.

The trio still needs a fourth, and decided to extend an offer to the recently retired Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.

Karma has yet to respond, though he is not opposed to competing in the LCQ and Champs. He revealed that he was almost a part of a reunited Fariko Impact squad, and expressed regret at no longer competing.

There is one major issue with Karma competing in the LCQ however, his affiliation with OpTic Gaming.

My biggest issue right now – and I’ve got to talk to my agents, I really have to call them – pretty much I either lose the OpTic tag or I stay with the tag. And I don’t know man, that’s tough. I don’t want to but I don’t know man. I don’t know what to do.

Since MBoZe is also a content creator for OpTic currently, maybe this roster could work something out where others failed.

It has been a disappointing year for the veterans who are used to higher placings, with a T24 finish at Anaheim being the best major open result for Mochila. Nelson also placed T24 in Anaheim as well as Dallas, while MBoZe retired from competing in November. 

Karma also finished below his standards, but below standards for a three time world champion still included a 2nd place finish at CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.

The team would most likely be playing for fun, but their talent should be enough for at least a chance at qualifying.

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

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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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.