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Red Reserve Show Fight Ahead of the 2018 CWL Championships

Published: 30/Jul/2018 17:56 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 21:33

by Chantal Stewart-Jones

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Despite a third place finish at the CWL Stage 2 Playoffs, the Red Reserve squad looks confident going into this year’s CWL Championship.

The European side failed to make it to the Grand Final of the tournament on July 29, after losing 3-1 to Rise Nation for the second time over the weekend. The same Rise team also defeated Red in both the Winners Bracket Final and Grand Final at CWL Anaheim.

Although the players were understandably disappointed with their final result, it hasn’t put a dampener on their spirits for the CWL Championship, which takes place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus from August 15 to 19.

The biggest competition of the year will see one of 32 teams crowned the winner and take a share of the $1.5 million prize pool, as well as an all-important championship ring each. 

Rhys ‘Rated’ Price believes the European roster has a good of taking the title, with strengths in every game mode and map. Though mistakes have been made at previous tournaments, like struggling to adapt mid-round, he says the same thing will not happen at the CWL Championship.

Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall commented on the high placings the squad has had during its two events together since he joined at the beginning of May, as well as the fact that Rise are the only team to have defeated it so far. 

He hasn’t been put off though, showing his confidence for the biggest tournament of the year by saying he can’t wait.

Joseph ‘Joee’ Pinnington also acknowledged the team has struggled against Rise Nation on a number of occasions without coming out on top.

While Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris noted how well the roster had managed to do in a short space of time, as well as sharing his hope that 2018 would be his year.

It’s not just the players who are looking forward to the CWL Championship, as Red Reserve’s CEO, Patrik Andersson, also joined the conversation, saying the team would be gaining even more focus ahead of the event.

With Red Reserve already looking strong, could we see the roster put in the extra time and become the first European World Champions?

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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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.