100T Rated Returns to Warzone After False Shadowban
Rated did well enough in Warzone tournaments to get signed to 100 Thieves, but he was the victim of a shadowban. A shadowban is when a player receives a series of reports (usually unverified) and is thus punished for it. Even if the player has done nothing wrong, they’ll easily be able to tell if they’re being punished. The player will see incredibly long times to queue and will be in lobbies with other players who are cheating/hacking in Warzone.
4 Hours Without a Single Lobby
Thankfully, Rhys “Rated” Price is back after the Warzone shadowban, but it’s a shame that he got plucked in the first place. It’s not like Rated is a nobody in the scene either. A former CoD Pro, he stomped his way through enough Warzone tournaments to be picked up by a team like 100T. Rated streams Warzone daily, is a performer for one of the biggest orgs in the CoD scene, yet somehow, he still got enough reports to warrant a Shadowban. He said this on Twitter:
“Unfortunately had to cut today’s stream short because I’ve been falsely shadow banned & literally cannot get into a game. Hopefully, they fix this tonight so we can get back to business tomorrow it’s very frustrating losing out on money/tourneys because of this.”
It took a few hours, but Rated realized he was the victim of a Warzone shadowban and did what anyone else would do who could: reach out to someone with some clout. Rated reached out to 100 Thieves CEO, Nadeshot to “make a call and get someone to fix this.”
From the sound of it, the shadowban was fixed fairly quickly. Despite that, Rated missed out on a money opportunity (tournament) and his daily stream. With a huge following and a daily stream with incredible content in Warzone, it’s a shame that he got shadowbanned at all. Nobody cares when a hacker gets locked down, but it should be stopped straight away when someone innocent does.