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ZooMaa appears to confirm future away from FaZe CoD heading into franchising

Published: 13/Sep/2019 8:23 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:37

by Connor Bennett


Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto has revealed some surprising information about his future with FaZe Clan’s CoD team as everyone prepares for the franchised Call of Duty League. 

With the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 competitive season firmly in the rearview mirror, players and teams are looking to build the best rosters possible for the new franchised Call of Duty League. 


We’ve already seen hints at the break-up of OpTic’s big three, the possible reunion of Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, as well as Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson announcing his departure from eUnited. Yet, one of the biggest changes to date could very well come from FaZe and ZooMaa, who appear to be going their separate ways. 

jeffreydcleary / FaZe ClanZooMaa has been a member of FaZe Clan’s Call of Duty squad since Infinite Warfare.

During his September 12 stream, the FaZe Clan pro had been trying out the Modern Warfare beta alongside teammate Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris and former Evil Geniuses player Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi, when a fan asked him if FaZe were getting a spot in franchising. 


ZooMaa quickly fired back: “I don’t know, I’ve been wondering the same thing for five months.” Zer0 himself had to inject with a quick “six,” correcting the longtime member on his timekeeping, prompting ZooMaa to open up even further. He added: “And if they got a spot, I most likely won’t be on it.”

While the 24-year-old didn’t expand any further, him not being on a FaZe Clan roster would certainly be a huge shift in the scene. 

Paparatto has been with FaZe since 2015, and even though they didn’t qualify for Black Ops 4’s Pro League off the bat, he remained out of competition – bar a substitute appearance for OpTic Gaming – until they were able to claim a spot in late April. 


Just exactly what the future holds for ZooMaa and FaZe Clan moving forward remains to be seen, but it appears that both parties are headed for a fresh start. 

You can keep up-to-date with all the pre-franchising roster moves with our dedicated rostermania hub, as players get to grips with their landing spots ahead of the Modern Warfare season.

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Black Ops Cold War cheaters are already ruining multiplayer – in a beta

Published: 17/Oct/2020 12:57

by Joe Craven


Black Ops Cold War fans have been left frustrated after it has become clear that some players have been cheating and aimbotting – in the game’s ongoing beta. 

Community issues with cheating in Call of Duty have risen exponentially in the last year or so, with many complaining that cheaters in Warzone have led t0 some online matches being unplayable.


While Activision have released multiple statements and lawsuits to combat cheaters and sites selling exploits, many players have called on them to do more.

What is worrying even more players, though, is that a minority appear to be cheating in the ongoing Black Ops Cold War Beta. That’s right, a beta.

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The BOCW Beta is now open to all players, regardless of per-orders or platforms.

While earlier weekends in the beta have been strictly limited to those who have pre-ordered and PS4 players, October 17 sees it opened to all players, regardless of platform or pre-orders. Xbox, PC and PS4 players can now all play Treyarch’s latest instalment, but that has seemingly led to some issues.

Redditor ‘madzuk‘ shared footage of one Cartel match, which shows an opponent quite clearly aimbotting. Their XM4 spins around the map, locking onto opponent after opponent, and meant they racked up an incredible 94 kills in the completed game.

For the Redditor and their teammates, it simply meant confirmation of what they feared – that people are hacking in the Beta of an upcoming title.


The MOST blatant and ridiculous aim hack I’ve EVER seen in a video game 😂 from r/blackopscoldwar

The frustration of many players then turned to Activision, asking how the major publisher is failing to prevent cheating in a Beta. “We’re literally a week into the beta and the games ruined by cheaters and SBMM already,” one fan replied. “I can’t believe the series I love and played daily for over a decade has turned into this.”

The Reddit user’s post has already garnered over 1,200 upvotes, as players strive to draw attention the cheater. Hopefully we don’t see many more posts like this one.