FaZe Clan's Priestahh went for style points in this 20-kill Blackout game - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan’s Priestahh went for style points in this 20-kill Blackout game

Published: 13/Nov/2018 19:36 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 19:53

by Mitch Reames

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Preston ‘Priestahh’ Grenier went off-roading to finish out a 20-kill game of Blackout while on Attach’s stream.

With eight kills, 29 people still remaining, and all of his teammates dead, Priestahh had his work cut out for him.

He quickly avenged ZooMaa and brought his kills into double digits, but he had a long way to travel for the next circle and no backup.

Then he started popping off with the sniper, taking out full squads by himself and destroying the lobby.

Finally, it was just him and one other player. With 19 kills, Priestahh pulled out his sniper and got a couple armor shots. Then, while running by a four-wheeler, he decided to go for the style points.

Before that clip, Priestahh chased the player around and around that big tree with his spectating squad dying of laughter.

There were a couple of very close calls as the final player acted like a matador to Priestahh’s charging bull.

Priestahh charged at him 12 times in total before finally getting the kill.

After the ninth attempt he had to retreat behind a rock to use a trauma kit, but he was committed and hopped back on the four-wheeler to make sure the bull came out on top.

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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.