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OpTic players reveal hilarious communication during Scump’s 1v1 clutch vs FaZe

Published: 16/Jun/2019 11:03 Updated: 1/May/2020 17:06

by Joe Craven


OpTic Gaming’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have revealed the discussions that took place prior to the latter’s intense 1v1 clutch, which clinched the reverse sweep over rival organization FaZe Clan at CWL Anaheim.

June 15 saw the first matches of the winners’ and losers’ brackets at CWL Anaheim, as pool play concluded late on Friday. One stand out encounter saw OpTic Gaming versus FaZe Clan, as the two juggernauts of esports met in the winners’ round one.

It’s fair to say that the match did not disappoint. FaZe Clan came out swinging, taking the Frequency Hardpoint 250-93, followed by clutching up in Arsenal Search and Destroy Round 11, to lead OpTic 2-0.

MLGThe $200,000 tournament takes place from June 14-16.

OpTic came storming back though, taking the Gridlock Control around a huge performance from Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly. They backed this up in Map 4, taking the Hacienda Hardpoint, and setting up an epic Map 5 on Frequency S&D.

The final S&D was as close as the series would suggest when, at 5-4 to OpTic, Scump stepped up and won the series, by eliminating McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel in a tense 1v1.

After the match, OpTic players revealed what was said as Scump debated whether to challenge his opponent in the gunfight.

Halo World Champion and ex-OpTic captain Tony ‘LethuL’ Campbell tweeted that “after the 8th shoulder peek I knew King Scump had him right where he wanted him. Either that or Crim said ‘you gotta go dumbass look at the clock.’”

This prompted Crimsix himself to respond, saying that “he (Scump) asked to chall, I replied with ‘yeah, **** it’ then Damon goes ‘Well yeah, you kinda gotta go’”.

Scump confirmed, explaining “I said ‘should I just ego chall?’ Whole team gave the green light so I said **** it”.

The hilariously casual exchange reflects the communicative efficiency of OpTic’s CoD team, as well as Scump’s incredible confidence in even the most tense of scenarios.

Despite the impressive clutch, OpTic could not make the momentum count, as they lost 3-1 to 100 Thieves in the winners’ semis and are set up for a difficult Losers’ Bracket run.

Similarly, FaZe Clan are still in the losers’ Bracket, and will start their Sunday off against Enigma6.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.