ACHES joins surprise CDL Challengers team following Guerrillas release - Dexerto
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ACHES joins surprise CDL Challengers team following Guerrillas release

Published: 25/Jul/2020 0:42 Updated: 25/Jul/2020 1:17

by Theo Salaun

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Two-time Call of Duty world champion Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price appears to have found a new home in the CDL Challengers circuit less than a week after his release from the Los Angeles Guerrillas.

A 10-year veteran, ACHES boasted an illustrious CoD career before getting benched by the Guerrillas in March 2020 and subsequently released in July.

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But he has surprised everyone, including himself, by suddenly joining a new CDL Challengers roster that will automatically be qualifying for Challengers Finals.

As first mentioned by fellow vet Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte, who plays for Five Star in Challengers, ACHES will indeed be playing competitively this summer. This, and the new roster he’ll be playing with, has since been confirmed to Dexerto directly by new teammate, Michael ‘Apox’ Williams.

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The roster will include ACHES, Apox, SpaceLy, ProFeeZy, and TcM – a team with a lot of experience, as each player has been in either the pro or amateur competitive scene for over five years.

  • Patrick ‘ACHES‘ Price
  • Michael ‘Apox‘ Williams
  • Christopher ‘ProFeeZy‘ Astudillo
  • Michael ‘Spacely‘ Schmale
  • Teegan ‘TcM‘ McCarthy

In a Reddit comment, ACHES dove into the logic behind his surprisingly quick return to competitive play. While many had been hoping for him to drop the sticks and pick up the microphone for CDL Champs this August, he explained that the opportunity was too good to pass up.

Upon being contacted by Spacely, a fellow pro since 2012, he decided that, having not played competitively since the end of February, “it would be fun” to join up and compete “for the sake of something to do and attempt to make some cash.”

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Aches’ comment on the Reddit post showing Parasite’s stream clip.

Part of the reason that it’ll be so easy to try and sneak away with some summer cash is that this lineup should auto-qualify for Challengers Finals based on Pro Points alone. ACHES claims to have 40,000 Pro Points, which would put him well within the top 30 of the Challengers’ individual standings.

Even if he is able to tap into the $250,000 NA Challengers prize pool, which awards $50,000 for first place before evening out substantially, it’s unclear whether he’ll look to move into a broadcast role or try and join another CDL team for the 2021 season and beyond.

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Nuketown Easter egg discovered on new Black Ops Cold War map

Published: 10/Oct/2020 1:08

by Tanner Pierce

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Black Ops Cold War players have discovered an easter egg that could hint at Nuketown from BO1 on the map Cartel, which is one of the brand new maps made available to fans during the game’s Open Beta.

Everyone knows that Nuketown is the single most popular map in Black Ops history. It’s been a part of every single iteration in the series, even showing up multiple times in one title, if you count the Zombies version of it in BO2. Rumors have even suggested that the map will be showing up in Black Ops Cold War, which is unsurprising, to say the least.

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Because of its popularity, it’s only reasonable that the developers would want to start teasing it before it’s added to the game – but most people probably didn’t expect it to show up in one of the beta maps.

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The image of Nuketown can be found right before the main hanger in Cartel.

If players go into the back of the map Cartel, which was one of the maps that players didn’t get to experience in the Alpha, they’ll find an image of one of the houses on the classic BO1 map. Does this mean that the classic version of the map will appear in Black Ops Cold War?

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Of course, no one knows at this point in time, but some people seem to think so, like YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. And it would make sense, too: With BOCW being a direct sequel to Black Ops 1, having a map pulled straight from that game would fit the time period.

That being said, given that every single version of the map throughout its history has been changed, it would be surprising if the developers didn’t do the same thing this time.

Regardless of what this picture means, it’s nice to see that the developers haven’t forgotten about the classic map, even 10 years after its original launch.

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