100 Thieves secures back-to-back Championships with CWL Anaheim victory - Recap, highlights, MVP - Dexerto
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100 Thieves secures back-to-back Championships with CWL Anaheim victory – Recap, highlights, MVP

Published: 16/Jun/2019 22:09 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 1:50

by Wyatt Donigan

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CWL Anaheim has finally come to an end, with 100 Thieves standing tall over Gen.G in the lightning fast Grand Finals to walk away with the largest chunk of the $325,000 prize pool. 

Heading into the weekend, all eyes were on the defending champion 100 Thieves as fans anxiously waited to see whether the house Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag built would be able to become the first team to defend their title during the Black Ops 4 season. 

Standing in their way was a Gen.G squad they had already played once during Pool Play and again in the Winners Final. 

100 Thieves/Twitter100 Thieves came into CWL Anaheim riding high from their big win at CWL London.

CWL Anaheim Recap and Highlights

Things got underway on Hacienda Hardpoint where 100 Thieves have been doing major damage all weekend long. 

That trend continued in a big way during this opening round as Gen.G was unable to stop the freight train that was 100 Thieves despite their best efforts. 

Next up was Arsenal Search & Destroy and while Gen.G managed to get an early lead, 100 Thieves simply wouldn’t be denied every step of the way. 

Each player was firing on all cylinders, utilizing everything in their arsenal to storm their way to a 6-3 win that quickly put them on Championship point. 

Leading the way was Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner who picked up a whopping 11 kills to just six deaths in the lopsided round.

The action then moved to Frequency Control, with Gen.G fighting for the tournament lives against the seemingly unstoppable force of 100 Thieves. 

Despite how strong 100 Thieves looked to open the series, however, it was Gen.G who showed off their dominance in this round, picking up a 3-1 win to keep hope of an upset alive. 

Sticking with Frequency for the second Hardpoint round, Gen.G was hoping their bread-and-butter would come through once again to force a decisive fifth map. 

While they got out on the right foot initially, 100 Thieves just could not be stopped as they stormed their way through the latter half of the round to eventually secure the win and become the first team to defend their title during the Black Ops 4 season. 


CWL Anaheim MVP Winner

After an incredible performance all weekend, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat wrapped up the coveted MVP to cap off the team’s historic weekend. Once it was all said and done, SlasheR compiled a stellar 1.20 KD in Hardpoint, 1.23 KD in Search & Destroy, and 1.13 KD in Control.

With the CWL Anaheim championship in tow, 100 Thieves will now look ahead to the final two weeks of the CWL Pro League before gearing up for the Playoffs, which kick off on July 19. 

Beyond that, Champs returns to Los Angeles on August 16-18 where the top 32 teams in the world will compete for their share of the massive $2,000,000 prize pool. 

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

 

Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.