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Nadeshot reveals why he wants 100 Thieves to beat OpTic Gaming at CWL Fort Worth

Published: 12/Mar/2019 22:57 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 23:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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The second major tournament of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season is only days away and 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag wants to see his squad beat their major rivals at CWL Fort Worth.

In the March 11 episode of 100 Thieves’ 02100 YouTube series, Nadeshot revealed that his goal is to have the team not only take home the CWL Fort Worth trophy, but also defeat OpTic Gaming in the process.

Fully bought into the idea of “you have to beat the best to become the best,” the young CEO wants to see his squad topple the the team that is widely considered to be the best in CoD esports.

“I would love to beat OpTic Gaming,” he said. “They’ve set the bar high, they won [CWL] VegasThe undisputed best team in the game right now. I would love to beat OpTic Gaming.”

“It would be so sweet for so many different reasons,” he went on. “I would love to win a tournament by beating the best team. That’s as much as it comes down to for me. I want to beat the best team, I want to beat OpTic Gaming. That would be a dream come true.”

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Nadeshot’s ties with OpTic Gaming are both well-documented and deep-rooted. As a former pro player himself, he captained OpTic to numerous major championships, including a memorable gold medal performance at the 2014 MLG X Games Invitational. 

Since he’s departed from the org and established his own brand, and ultimately 100 Thieves, Nadeshot has always made it very clear that beating his former team will always be a top priority for him.

The best example of this so far was when 100T met OpTic in the Spring Split of the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series, as he bought all of his players Yeezy shoes for beating the Green Wall in their first ever meeting.

If 100 Thieves are to meet OpTic Gaming at CWL Fort Worth, emotions will likely run just as high as they did when the two teams met in the 2018 NA LCS.

A victory against OpTic would also be a huge step forward for 100 Thieves, as it would further establish them as a legitimate powerhouse in the CWL.

OG went unbeaten in their quest to take first place at CWL Vegas, so any team capable of beating the champs is capable of winning the whole thing.

CWL Fort Worth could not have come at a better time for 100T, who go into the event as hot as any team after finishing their second week of the CWL Pro League with a strong 4-0 record. 

Twitter - @100Thieves100 Thieves are all smiles after going 4-0 in the second week of the CWL Pro League.

100 Thieves will be facing Red Reserve, Enigma6 Group, and Evil Geniuses in Pool B, while OpTic have a slightly more difficult go of things as they’ve been grouped with eUnited, Envy, and Team Reciprocity in Pool D. 

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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.