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Tommey’s amazing gesture helps amateur player attend CWL Las Vegas

Published: 6/Dec/2018 11:29 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 16:51

by David Purcell


After missing his flight an amateur Call of Duty gamer took to Twitter pleading for money to get him to CWL Las Vegas before the start of the tournament. Luckily for him, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren answered the call. 

Amateur player Callan Adamson – who goes by the name of ‘Hayz’ – has jetted off to Vegas courtesy of the Team Reciprocity player, following an exchange on social media. 

Hayz had missed his initial flight to the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ because he stayed behind with his friend, who needed to go to hospital. Adamson revealed that he couldn’t have gone to the event without his duo ‘Seannyy’ alongside him. 

He posted on Twitter: “Need 370 quid for a flight tomorrow, it’s unlikely but if anyone can sort me out I’ll pay you back after new year weekly for it”. 

Little did he know, Tommey – who placed second at the CWL Birmingham Open in 2018 with Splyce- would reach out and offer him support. 

Hayz has since tweeted on a number of occasions, thanking Tommey for his kind gesture and has also updated people on his journey to Vegas. 

The tournament will be based in the Hard Rock Hotel and will kick off on December 7, where it will run for two days. There will be three main locations for the event, which are Artist Hall, The Joint and Muse Hall. 

Teams involved in the tournament will go head-to-head on Call of Duty game modes Hardpoint, Search and Destroy, as well as Control – which is a brand new game mode in Black Ops 4. 

Tommey will be competing with the rest of Team Reciprosity and if you would like to follow their progress directly, they are in Pool A for the tournament. 

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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.