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ACHES explains why Envy CoD switched Huke for Gunless

Published: 25/Jun/2019 11:43 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 12:08

by Calum Patterson

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Team Envy captain Patrick ‘ACHES‘ Price has discussed the team’s latest roster moves ahead of the final events of the Black Ops 4 season, which saw Luminosity star Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman join on a loan deal, and Cuyler ‘Huke‘ Garland loaned out to Splyce.

The moves came as a surprise to fans, particularly Huke moving to Splyce, as he was generally considered a franchise player for Envy, although the loan deal presumably means he will return to the organization in the future.

Gunless comes in to take up a third Maddox role alongside ACHES and Justin ‘SiLLY‘ Fargo, after sitting out CWL Anaheim on LG’s bench, following a turbulent period with his now-former team.

Team Envy - TwitterHuke’s departure from Envy, on loan to Splyce, was a surprise to fans.

In the June 24 episode of the Queue Up podcast from Envy, ACHES and Gunless revealed some of the behind the scenes decision making which led to such a drastic roster shake-up, which also saw the return of main AR player Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia.

Discussing the previous roster, ACHES explains “the vibe was completely off”, as their confidence was knocked with a 1-6 record together in the league, leading to their disastrous Anaheim showing, where they failed to win a single map.

The two-time World Champion later explains that the previous lineup had a lot of “role issues”, and that there was ‘commotion’ within the team following a “honeymoon period.”

Roster discussion at 22:30 minute mark.

New roster and Huke leaving

The new team will need a ‘transition’ period, ACHES explains, to become comfortable with their roles. “Peirce is an absolute beast, and I think we have a team now where we’re thinking more complex on what our actions mean.”

As for Huke’s surprise move to Splyce, ACHES explains that fans often believe that players have more power in the decisions than they do in reality: “I think a lot of fans also don’t realize how much power player’s don’t have, that they used to.”

ACHES makes clear that it wasn’t necessarily his own, or any other individual players’ decision to loan out Huke, but rather just the way the deals broke down in the end.

Next up for Envy is cross-division play at the CWL Pro League, where they will aim to secure a top four spot to make the finals – but currently in 6th, two wins behind fourth placed Splyce, it will be no easy task.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.