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31 prize winning pros on WWII who failed to qualify for 2019 CWL Pro League

Published: 21/Jan/2019 13:53 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 15:40

by Connor Bennett

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A number of top Call of Duty players have failed to qualify for the CWL Pro League after some shock results at the qualifying tournament that finished on Sunday, January 20.

The Pro League Qualifier began on January 16 from the MLG Arena in Columbus, featuring the 28 teams who finished from positions 5th to 32nd at CWL Las Vegas descending on Ohio to stake their claim to a spot in the league.

A number of top teams who underperformed at the opening event of the year, including 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan, were in action as a number of shocks saw some surprising names claim a spot in the Pro League.

Twitter: 100 Thieves100 Thieves overcame a shaky start to qualify for the Pro League.

This left some of World War II’s biggest names outside of the qualification spots, with one of the most significant names to not qualify being FaZe Clan. The North American team were eliminated from the qualifier by French squad Overtime Esports in the second round of the tournament’s losers bracket.

The roster, that contains all-stars like Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner, Dillon ‘Attach’ Price and Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto were understandably disappointed in their performance, and marks the first time that the historic organization won’t take part in a CWL Pro League season. 

FaZe’s inability to qualify comes as a shock considering how highly hyped they were coming into Black Ops 4 on the back of some success in World War II. In fact, out of all the players that failed to qualify for the Pro League, nobody made more than the core FaZe members who represented the organization last season.

In a post to the CoDCompetitive subreddit, Call of Duty fan mstrite61 calculated all of the players who earnt money in World War II but failed to qualify for the Black Ops 4 Pro League, with players who missed out earning a combined $830,000 in prize money from the last title. 

The four FaZe stars earned a cool $94,500 in World War II. They were closely followed by Martin ‘Chino’ Chino and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni who earnt $71,000 and $54,375, respectively.

Of course, for players who missed out on qualifying for the Pro League, there is still a chance that they will compete in the league, as teams will now begin to search for substitutes who can fill in for their squad when needed.

The full list of names and their prize earnings can be seen, below.

Player Earnings
Priestah $94,500
ZooMaa $94,500
Attach $94,500
Crowder $94,500
Chino $71,000
Methodz $54,375
Theory $47,250
MadCat $33,375
Joshh $31,375
Decemate $22,000
Saints $19,875
Alexx $18,375
Ricky $18,375
Fighta $10,375
Shockz $10,375
Buzzo $10,375
Blazt $8,875
Dqvee $8,750
Hawqeh $8,750
Reedy $8,750
Pandur $8,250
GodRx $8,250
Lacefield $8,250
Parasite $8,250
Censor $7,875
Nimble $6,625
Swiftaz0r $6,625
Swifty $6,625
Damage $6,625
Vortex $5,625
Nameless $5,125
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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
Hitch
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.