Nadeshot roasts pro players after "smoking" them in Modern Warfare - Dexerto
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Nadeshot roasts pro players after “smoking” them in Modern Warfare

Published: 24/Oct/2019 23:25 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 0:08

by Brad Norton

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In one of the his very first matches on the release day of the latest Call of Duty, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag reminded fans he could still hang with the best of the best when he took down multiple Modern Warfare pros in one disgusting play.

Released on October 24, Modern Warfare is the much-anticipated return to the Call of Duty franchise from renowned developers Infinity Ward. With pro players and content creators all streaming the game at launch, lobbies currently boast some of the best talent in the world.

Having not competed at the elite level since his 2015 departure from OpTic Gaming, the now CEO of 100 Thieves hopped online and absolutely blasted some current players signed to franchise squads, showing he still has what it takes to hang with the best.

Throughout the release day broadcast on Twitch, Nade matched up against fellow veterans of the CoD scene and hilariously took them all down in a ridiculous three-piece.

Sprinting through the map with an SMG in hand, he took down analyst Jeremy ‘StuDyy’ Astacio, before lining up two pro players in his sights in the form of Dillon ‘Attach’ Price and Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto.

“Oh StuDyy smoked, Attach smoked, ZooMaa smoked, three-piece!” he yelled at the top of his lungs upon filling the kill-feed with marquee names.

“These guys are f*cking pros? Yeah right,” Nade joked after having displayed that he still has the mechanical prowess to take down some of the best in the scene in hilarious fashion.

One of the most accomplished professionals in Call of Duty history, Nadeshot racked up a multitude of first-place finishes at landmark events throughout his time as an active competitor. 

The former OpTic star cemented his place in CoD historyas one of the first X Games gold medalists, securing the win at the MLG X Games Invitational in 2014 alongside James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, and Jordan ‘ProoFy’ Cannon

Nadeshot recently announced that his organization 100 Thieves would not be purchasing a spot in the upcoming franchise-based league, despite a tremendously successful Black Ops 4 season where the roster claimed back to back championships.

Activision - Call of Duty100 Thieves won back to back championships in 2019 at CWL London and CWL Anaheim

With the release of Modern Warfare, pro players around the world are getting stuck into the grind ahead of the very first slate of home and away games in 2020.

While New York Subliners players just got schooled by a retired player, rest assured there will be plenty more absurd clips coming down the line as the latest CoD season has only just begun.

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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.