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MLG Twitch channels banned after hack

Published: 22/Feb/2020 17:19

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular tournament organizer and esports broadcaster Major League Gaming has had its Twitch channels suspended after their accounts appeared to be hacked on February 22.

Commonly known as MLG, the tournament organizer has held multiple esports events in many of the top titles such as Call of Duty, CS:GO, Halo and more since it was founded in 2002.

On February 22, their Twitch channels, including their main account which had amassed almost 800,000 followers on Amazon’s broadcasting platform, were unexpectedly suspended.

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Tournament organizer MLG’s Twitch channels have been suspended after hack.

Both of the tournament organizer’s partnered channels, ‘MLG‘ and ‘MLGBravo’, were suspended from the platform after they an apparent hacked.

MLG has used these channels to stream many major events, such as the Call of Duty World League in past seasons and the CS:GO Columbus major in 2016.

The two channels were taken down shortly after fans noticed that content, which broke the community guidelines, was being broadcasted to MLG’s followers.

The suspension was initially met with surprise, as coverage of the latest Call of Duty League event in Atlanta had also just kicked off. The CDL is now exclusively streamed on YouTube, thanks to Activision’s deal with Google.

However, it did not take long for them to assume, along with Twitch’s moderation team who quickly shut down the channel, that MLG’s channels had probably been the victims of a hack.

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MLG’s Twitch channels have been suspended from the broadcasting platform.

The length of the ban is unknown. Although the infringing content shown would typically result in an indefinite ban, it is possible for Twitch to lift the suspension after further review.

Call of Duty

Warzone players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett

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A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
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Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.