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6 players to watch during CDL Dallas

Published: 8/Apr/2020 17:53 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 18:01

by Andy Williams

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Activision’s Call of Duty League is back in action as of April 10, where Dallas Empire will be looking to defend their title during their home series event. Let’s take a look at the players who will be trying to do some damage this weekend.

The CDL is resuming its inaugural season on April 10 as Dallas hosts the first online tournament in the league’s history, with pros looking eager to get back into the thick of the action.

After edging out Minnesota RØKKR in an epic Grand Final, Dallas took their first CDL title in the City of Angels and will be looking to go back-to-back in their home series event. So with a lot on the line, who are the players with something to prove at CDL Dallas? Here are the six players who could make an impact this weekend.

Adam ‘GodRx’ Brown (Minnesota RØKKR)

Minnesota ROKKR's GodRx.
ROKKR (Twitter)
Can GodRx continue to dominate online?

As the highest fragging player in the league with 941 kills, GodRx is having the best season of his career. Whether it be an AR, SMG or Sniper, Minnesota’s Flex player is a Jack of all trades.

His season K/D currently stands at 1.29 — a stat most players would be proud of in public lobbies! Alongside the highest positive kill swing in the league at 209, he’s putting in the objective work, too. At CDL Los Angeles, GodRx clocked in the highest average hill time (74 seconds) in Hardpoint alongside racking up the most kills with 393 kills in a single event.

RØKKR eliminated Atlanta FaZe and prevented them from making two consecutive Grand Final appearances. Despite not taking home the title from LA, the 21-year-old was undoubtedly the star of the show and arguably the MVP of the whole event.

Although with that said, the pressure will be on GodRx’ shoulders to perform right from the get-go, as RØKKR face-off against the Chicago Huntsmen in their opening match.

Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)

Dallas Empire's Shotzzy at CDL London.
Activision
Will Shotzzy get back to his old self while playing from more comfortable surroundings?

Together with Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal, Shotzzy is one half of Dallas’ dynamic duo. A former Halo world champion, Shotzzy gained his first offline Call of Duty tournament win at CDL Los Angeles.

Having had a rocky start to the season under the Empire banner, Shotzzy has done a complete 180 on his form and appears to be back to his old ways — proving to be key in Dallas’ first CDL win.

Despite running an SMG, Empire’s youngster posted the highest number of kills (360) on his squad, as both he and Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland proved themselves to be an unstoppable slaying force around the hill in Hardpoint.

Given that Shotzzy was initially bound to online tournaments at the start of his CoD career, he will be back in a more familiar setting with the CDL moving away from its offline schedule. Can the 18-year-old continue to go from strength-to-strength and uphold the reputation he gained before the start of the season?

Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez (Florida Mutineers)

Florida Mutineers' Maux.
Activision
Maux will be looking to get Mutineers back to winning ways.

Maux’s breakout year came during Black Ops 4, where together with Colt ‘Havok’ McLendon he clocked in a series of impressive placements under the Gen.G banner.

While Mutineers’ Flex doesn’t necessarily post the biggest numbers in the lobby, his selfless objective work is one of the main reasons why the likes of Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno can post the crazy numbers that he has.

At CDL Los Angeles, Maux was consistently diving into the hill while his squad slayed around it. Despite suffering an early exit after running into FaZe and Empire, Maux was Florida’s silver lining from the event.

With Empire, Ultra and the Guerrillas joining Maux and co. in a stacked group, the 21-year-old will have to turn up big if he plans on avoiding the same outcome as their last tournament.

Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson (Chicago Huntsmen)

Chicago Huntsmen's Arcitys at CDL London.
Katy Eyre (ESPAT Media)
Will Arcitys lead the charge for the Huntsmen as they look to cause an upset for their eClásico rivals.

Arcitys is a reigning world champion and one of the most well-rounded players in the league. Playing as the Huntsmen’s Flex, Arcitys is most at home with an AR but can also get up close and personal with an SMG if needed.

He’s without a doubt Huntsmen’s most consistent performer of the season so far – specifically, Domination has been Arcitys’ stomping ground so far this season, as he has single-handedly locked down key chokepoints for the likes of Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to be relentlessly aggressive.

After sitting out the last tournament, Arcitys and co. will be keen to make an impact in their group. Although RØKKR will most definitely have something to say about that in their opening match-up!

Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov (Seattle Surge)

Seattle Surge's Apathy.
Seattle Surge (Instagram)
Apathy needs to turn the tide after Surge’s poor start to the CDL season.

Being a two-time world champion, Apathy knows a thing or two about staying on top of the competition. However, while the Surge are a hot pick on paper, their form hasn’t fared so well during offline events so far.

Having crashed out of both CDL London and Los Angeles in the group stages, Surge were forced into bringing in an extra pair of hands in Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano — whose impact on the Open Circuit of Black Ops 4 didn’t go unnoticed.

Pandur will be turning to the likes of Apathy and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow to lead Seattle out of their rough start, and into a place that more accurately reflects the squad’s talent on the sticks.

Despite Seattle falling to everyone but the Los Angeles Guerrillas this season, Apathy has been Surge’s rock throughout their opening events — proving that he can still hang with the very best. Search & Destroy is where the 25-year-old shines, as he picks teams apart at the seams. Will he be able to turn the tide in Surge’s favor online?

Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni (Toronto Ultra)

Toronto Ultra's Methodz.
Toronto Ultra (Twitter)
Methods will need to continue his hot streak during CDL Dallas if Ultra want to make it out of their group.

Despite only being 22 years of age, Methodz is something of a veteran in pro Call of Duty. Ushered into the scene by Scump and Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag during Modern Warfare 3, he broke into the competitive landscape as a prodigy who was nasty with an AR in-hand.

While Ultra continues to look for the perfect starting lineup from their 10-man roster, Methodz has remained a solid figure within the outfit. Ultra’s Main AR was the thorn in Chicago Huntsmen’s side when Toronto narrowly missed out on taking out the CDL London champs.

Methodz has had a relatively comfortable start to the season, but has really come into his own on Domination. With an average of five flag captures per game and a 1.23 K/D ratio, he is Ultra’s most influential performer in that all-important third map.

Will Methodz lead the charge as Ultra looks to post more points on the board this weekend? He will face tough opposition in his opening match of the weekend, as CDL Atlanta Grand Finalists, Florida Mutineers look primed to pounce.


With Huntsmen, Legion and Ultra all missing out on the action in Los Angeles, they’ll all be eager to get back into the swing of things and post some more CDL Points on the board. So keep an eye on these six players, and be sure to stay tuned into our Call of Duty League coverage to ensure that you don’t miss a minute of the action over the course of a jam-packed weekend of Call of Duty.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby

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The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary

  • 1911

Throwables

  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost

Wildcard

  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 


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