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100 Thieves raid FaZe Clan CoD – Priestahh and Crowder join

Published: 28/Jan/2019 18:08 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 19:59

by Wyatt Donigan

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With just a week left until the start of the CWL Pro League, 100 Thieves have announced two major moves to round out their Call of Duty roster. 

Given that every CWL Pro League team is required to have a substitute, it’s no surprise to see teams announcing new members to round out their rosters.

That certainly wasn’t the case for 100 Thieves, however, as their announcement featured quite the bombshell that with feature heavy implications for the roster.

Following rumors on January 27 that a move was on the way, 100 Thieves have put things to rest by announcing Preston ‘Prietsahh’ Greiner as the newest member of the roster.

As the rumors originally suggested, he will be joining the team as more than a substitute.

Priestahh will actually slot into the 100 Thieves roster as a member of the starting five, while Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez will move to the bench.

100 Thieves owner and CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag commented on the move in a Tweet, saying that this move “will change the dynamics of our player’s roles on this team” since Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams will be moving to the Maddox rather than the traditional SMG role.

That wasn’t 100 Thieves’ only announcement, either, as they also have picked up James ‘Crowder’ Crowder from FaZe Clan on loan to join the team as head coach.

Nadeshot had previously teased this coaching acquisition, saying the team’s “Call of Duty supporters [would] be happy.”

The CWL Pro League is set to kick off on February 4, with 100 Thieves slotted into Division B.

100 Thieves will also compete at the next open event, CWL Forth Worth, in March.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.