100 Thieves' Kenny goes on insane streak vs G2 in CWL 2K tournament - Dexerto
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100 Thieves’ Kenny goes on insane streak vs G2 in CWL 2K tournament

Published: 6/Nov/2018 13:02 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:30

by Calum Patterson

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As many fans’ pick for the best player in the CoD: WWII season, Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams has a lot to live up to under 100 Thieves in Black Ops 4, and it could be another year of SMG dominance from the young star.

First making his LAN debut in 2015, Kenny was forced out of professional competition in CoD due to the age restriction enforced by the CWL, returning only in late 2017 for the WWII season.

He immediately made an impact, winning the first two events of the year, and being crowned the best SMG player in the game by most fans, a title which he held onto for the rest of the season.

Ahead of the Black Ops 4 season, Kenny’s WWII performances earned him a call up from Nadeshot to join 100 Thieves, leaving the Team Kaliber org for the first time since his return to pro play.

While it is still early days, and we haven’t seen any LAN action, 100 Thieves fans will be hoping Kenny can remain the top SMG player, although he will face stiff competition from the likes of Scump, John, Apathy, Huke, Prestinni and others.

During the CWL 2K however, in their quarter-final match vs G2 Esports, Kenny completely took over with the Maddox (technically an assault rifle, although some would say it is not unlike an SMG), going on a seven streak, finishing off the last player, Faccento, with his fists.

They went on to win the match in a resounding 3-0, but couldn’t replicate it up against the orgless team led by Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale in the semis, were 100 Thieves bowed out in a 3-1 defeat.

Kenny’s agressive play holding down the hardpoint is exactly what the 100T roster needs from him, especially considering that the roster only has one other true SMG player in Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez.

They also have two of the top three assault rifle players in Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, plus veteran Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt in the flex role, but all of these players are slower and methodical.

Given the fast pace of Black Ops 4, Kenny’s performances will be crucial if 100 Thieves are to see the success this season that they desire.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.