Retired Pro Call of Duty Player Neslo Has Announced That He is Creating a New Org - Dexerto
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Retired Pro Call of Duty Player Neslo Has Announced That He is Creating a New Org

Published: 3/Jun/2018 23:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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Retired professional Call of Duty player Jeremy “Neslo” Olsen is looking to get back into the world of esports with a bang, and what better way than to create something of his own.

The former Team Kaliber star has announced that he plans on starting his own esports organization, and it appears that the process is already underway.

Although an official name has yet to be announced, Neslo mentioned “the new org” in a tweet in which he was looking for top and experienced graphic designers and video editor.

This could be part of the big changes coming to Neslo’s life that he had alluded to in this previous tweet.

While the plans for this new org are clearly in the very early and preliminary stages, Neslo will look to follow in the footsteps of former professional CoD players that have gone on to become successful owners, a perfect example of which is Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag with 100 Thieves.

Although there is a ways to go before Neslo can come close to replicating the success of 100 Thieves, having a former player as an owner can provide a lot of valuable insight and perspective to running an organization and communicating with its players.

Neslo’s career in Call of Duty saw him compete for nine different organizations, including three separate stints with Team Kaliber. It was during one of those stints where he won his first and only LAN tournament, at AEL Dallas 2014, and a silver medal at the MLG X Games Invitation 2014.

After splitting time this season between PURE Gaming and Ascendant Gaming, Neslo was found violating MLG account ringing rules and was suspended. Rather than wait out the lengthy suspension, the former pro announced his retirement on April 9th. 

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Warzone team banned from $250k Twitch Rivals event after cheating scandal

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 10:42

by Brad Norton

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The $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Warzone event hit a major snag in the road on January 21, as alleged cheaters were disqualified from the competition ahead of the closing round.

One of the biggest Warzone events to date set the scene for one of the biggest cheating scandals to date. Amidst the five-rounds of private lobby action, a number of Warzone’s veteran competitors began to accuse players of cheating in the tournament.

The Trio of METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the competition in light of these allegations. This ban came through before players dropped into the fifth and final match of the day.

“Based on the evidence submitted from various sources in and out of the tournament, [Twitch has] determined that [their] gameplay was unnatural beyond a reasonable doubt,” event host Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons explained.

As a result of their disqualification, Twitch opted to move forward with the event. Rather than restarting or replaying on a different date, the fifth map continued with one less team.

Accusations made against Metzy_B

Accusations started piling up after the fourth round of action. Players noticed some extremely sharp aim coming from METZY_B in particular. 

Resident Warzone investigator Tommey was soon on the case, as he began to dissect the footage. It was peculiar auto-aim that caught his eye, as the suspected cheater immediately “locked on” to an opposing player in the clip.

Given the $250K up for grabs, there was plenty at stake. $45,000 was on the line for the winning team, while even a last place finish would have awarded the alleged cheaters $1,200. However, METZY_B and his team were “ineligible for prizing,” Twitch soon confirmed. 

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the controversy to spill across social media, with many of Warzone’s biggest names repeating their gripes with the lack of an effective anti-cheat system.

“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore,” NICKMERCS said. “There’s too much cheese & way too many rats.”

Despite this, it later became clear that, perhaps, the players in the tournament had jumped the gun early with their accusations…

METZY_B clears his name

After being kicked from the tournament, METZY_B joined Tommey’s Discord call in an attempt to clear his name, showing his PC, the programs he’s been using and more.

While METZY wasn’t reinstated to the tournament, some critics have deleted their tweets and Tommey, after investigating the situation, conceded that he got it wrong this time and there “wasn’t enough to go as far as it did.”

He later clarified that he played no part in reporting METZY to the admins of the tournament or forcing his removal, but the player is “more than welcome to take his earnings” from the event.

Game five continued with one less team in the lobby. Champions were crowned and the $250K prize pool was split accordingly. Be sure to check out our event hub for a full recap of the troubled Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament.