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100 Thieves’ Priestahh and Crowder quietly rejoin FaZe Clan

Published: 22/Aug/2019 8:52 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 11:22

by Calum Patterson

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Shorty after placing second at the 2019 CWL Championship, 100 Thieves player Preston ‘Priestahh’ Griener and coach James ‘Crowder’ Crowder have quietly rejoined FaZe Clan, as their loans expire.

After FaZe failed to qualify for the CWL Pro League at the start of the Black Ops 4 season, Priestahh was a sought after player, and 100 Thieves just happened to be in the market for a replacement for FeRo.

They also needed a coach, but due to the contracts that both players were under on FaZe, a loan agreement was seen as the best option, and both Priestahh and Crowder moved to 100T on a temporary basis for the remainder of the season.

Twitter: 100 ThievesPriestahh and Crowder helped 100 Thieves to their first ever tournament wins.

Similarly, Dillon ‘Attach’ Price was loaned from FaZe to Evil Geniuses, and announced after the conclusion of Champs that it meant he was officially back with his old organization.

Neither Priestahh nor Crowder made any such announcement, with only a TwitLonger posted by Crowder to thank his now-former organization for the Black Ops 4 season.

On August 21, both players removed 100 Thieves branding from their social media profiles, replacing it with FaZe Clan. Crowder thanked CEO Nadeshot again on Twitter, saying: “our run this year will never be forgotten.”

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Currently, FaZe Clan is not one of the nine franchise owners announced so far for the 2020 franchise league, but player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall was told by the organization that there is an “80% chance” they get spot.

FaZe now has a massive roster of players, with the following all contracted at the time of writing: Zer0, Skrapz, ZooMaa, Cellium, Asim, Attach, Priestahh, Crowder, Phantomz, GRVTY, RJ (coach). Crowder has confirmed that he is not the team’s coach.

If FaZe Clan does not purchase a spot in the franchised league, then they will be able to negotiate buyouts for their players, capped at 100% of the player’s salary, if the contract runs into January 2020.

100 Thieves are in a similar situation, as it appears unlikely that they will be acquiring a franchise spot, and so their roster of SlasheR, Octane, Kenny and Enable will perhaps be looking for new homes.

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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.