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Tommey Reveals More Information About His Position on the Splyce Call of Duty Roster

Published: 1/May/2018 17:23 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:06

by Joe O'Brien

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After announcing his release from Splyce as a restricted free agent, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren has revealed more information about his future.

The Call of Duty veteran joined Splyce, alongside Dylan ‘Madcat’ Daly, Ben ‘Bance’ Bance and Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley, at the beginning of the 2018 season as the series returned to boots on the ground gameplay.

Despite some good results at CWL Dallas and CWL Birmingham, all has not been right with the squad, who finished their most recent tournament, CWL Seattle, with a disappointing top 20 placing.

Following this result, Tommey announced he was a free agent, before later saying he would likely retire for the rest of the season if he didn’t get any offers.

Although a replacement has yet to be announced, it looks like Tommey is embracing streaming for the time being, as he took to Twitter to say he’s now an unemployed gamer and would appreciate any help towards becoming a full-time streamer.

I’m an unemployed gamer now, all support towards becoming a full-time streamer is appreciated. Currently at 505 subscribers. The goal for the end of the stream is 1,000, let’s get it!https://t.co/L6i4VeJHkQ

— Tommey (@Tommey) 30 April 2018

When asked by host and commentator Alan ‘Bricetacular’ Brice if that meant he definitely wouldn’t be playing for Splyce during Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League, Tommey confirmed he had been benched/dropped and wouldn’t play with the team even if their replacement plans didn’t go through, as the team just hadn’t been working together before and wouldn’t in future either.

Despite his disappointing position, it looks like the Call of Duty veteran is making the most of a bad situation and focusing on streaming. However, it’s not all said and done yet, as the roster lock doesn’t come into force until May 7th, meaning there’s still time for Tommey to find a new home on another European roster.

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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.