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Splyce Endures a Series of Unfortunate Events While Traveling to CoD Champs Boot Camp

Published: 6/Aug/2018 15:53

by Ross Deason

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Splyce’s Call of Duty team has experienced one of the worst travel days in the history of esports!

The team’s coach, Mark ‘MarkyB’ Bryceland, took to Twitter to provide an update on the “Splyce Chronicles”, beginning with a delayed flight for Ben ‘Bance’ Bance that has resulted in him having to stay in Philadelphia overnight.

But this was just the beginning as Dylan ‘MadCat’ Daly somehow managed to break his Macbook when his drink popped open!

As if that wasn’t enough, Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley “lost his week old iPhone 7 on the plane” and Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Sheppard’s entire baggage has gone missing….

https://twitter.com/MarkyB/status/1026228952904413184

Even for the veteran players of Splyce, who have made the trip across the pond more times than they can count, a series of unfortunate events on this scale is virtually unheard of.

The team was travelling to their boot camp in America ahead of the 2018 Call of Duty World Championship, which will run from August 15 – 19 in Columbus.

The European squad will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing run in Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League that saw them miss out on the playoffs with a seventh place finish in Division B.

After the trials and tribulations that they have faced in their recent travels, the players are clearly due for some good luck and will be hoping that they it comes their way when the $1.5 million World Championship kicks off.

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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.