Two More Call of Duty Players Charged in Deadly Kansas Swatting Following Online Dispute, Federal Court Dates Set - Dexerto
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Two More Call of Duty Players Charged in Deadly Kansas Swatting Following Online Dispute, Federal Court Dates Set

Published: 24/May/2018 15:32 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:58

by DG Goldstein

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The two Call of Duty players that engaged in an online argument which lead to the Swatting death of Andrew Finch in Wichita, Kansas have been charged with various crimes.

Following a false 911 call which stated that there was an imminent threat at the residence, Andrew Finch of Wichita, Kansas was killed by police after they responded to the report made by an anonymous individual.

However, the call was actually made by Tyler Barriss, a 25-year old California native who “Swatted’ the residence after being given an address by an online Call of Duty player following an argument with a competitor.

Casey Viner, 18, of North College Hill, Ohio and  Shane Gaskill, 19, of Wichita got in a dispute following a $1 ‘Wager match,’ which led to Viner asking Barriss to ‘Swat’ Gaskill at his residence.

Gaskill gave Viner a false address, which was then provided to Barriss in order to make the call, commencing the entire situation. Tyler Barriss was later detained by California police and extradited to Kansas to stand trial.

It has been reported by the Associated Press that Casey Viner was charged with conspiracy to make false reports. Both Viner and Gaskill will face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice, along with various counts of obstruction of justice and wire fraud.

Barriss, Viner, and Gaskill will all reportedly have their first day in federal court on June 13th.

We will continue to update the story as more information is made available in the coming weeks.

Source: AP

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton

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Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.