Zed’s Mom Goes Absolutely Nuts After UNILAD Upset OpTic - Dexerto
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Zed’s Mom Goes Absolutely Nuts After UNILAD Upset OpTic

Published: 29/Jul/2018 19:40 Updated: 29/Jul/2018 19:55

by Vincent Genova

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Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer and his UNILAD squad celebrated on stage following the upset of OpTic Gaming in the CWL Stage 2 Pro League Playoffs, but it was his Mom who had the best reaction.

His sister was recording back home and managed to capture the moment.

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Zed’s sister put the reaction on Twitter so everyone could see their supportive family.

The Denyer family was gathered around a smartphone to watch Zed’s victory and it was Mom who was the loudest; the combination of disbelief and excitement in her voice could be heard as UNILAD finished off the CTF for the sweep.

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UNILAD made a surprising run into the playoffs from a top-heavy Group B, finishing in a tie for first at 10-4 above stacked teams like Rise Nation and Luminosity.

They were knocked into the Losers bracket by Team Kaliber, where a matchup with OpTic Gaming awaited.

Although UNILAD entered as underdogs, they swept OpTic in clinical fashion.

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Zed joined UNILAD in May to replace the departing Skrapz and the team did not slow down despite losing their star player.

They finished 4th at CWL Anaheim in their first major with Zed, their best placing of the year.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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