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2018 CWL Champs Broadcast Team Has Been Announced and It Features Surprise Guest(s)

Published: 14/Aug/2018 0:42 Updated: 14/Aug/2018 0:47

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty World League has announced the talent lineup that will be handling the broadcast for the 2018 CWL Championships.

Played from August 15-19, the tournament will be the last and biggest of the current season, featuring 32 of the best CoD teams from around the world competing for a $1.5 million prize pool. 

The broadcast team will feature 15 casters/analysts for the English streams, three for the French, two for then German, three for the Spanish, and three for the Italian.

There are also one or more surprise guests that will be involved with the broadcast, although they are to be revealed later.

Here is the full list of members of the 2018 Champs broadcast team:

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English Streams:

  • Maven
  • MerK
  • Benson
  • NAMELESS
  • Miles
  • Jess
  • Tunn
  • Rich
  • Momo
  • Revan
  • Chance
  • Bricey
  • Blaze
  • Muddawg
  • Fox

France:

  • Oxygen
  • BRK
  • Pyro

Germany:

  • Dersween
  • Ahrensberg

Spain:

  • Axeel
  • Uri
  • Prieeto

Italy:

  • Rampage
  • Camphh
  • Kolgaa

Although the surprise guest(s) will be revealed later, many in the comments section of the announcement are predicting it to be former CWL caster Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop.

CouRage himself commented a winking face on the post, suggesting that these predictions may come true.

Prior to switching to full time content creation and joining OpTic Gaming, CouRage was a staple at the caster’s desk of nearly every CWL event over the past 2+ years, with his call at the end of the 2017 Champs considered to be one of the most iconic in the esports history.

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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.

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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.