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ACHES reveals the biggest regrets of his Call of Duty career

Published: 22/Mar/2019 11:27 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 16:34

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty star Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has revealed two of the biggest regrets of his competitive career –  both revolving around his compLexity Gaming/Evil Geniuses’ dynasty run. 

The two-time CoD World Champion hosted a Twitter AMA on March 22, answering a wide array of questions from fans and fellow pro players.

While some questions wanted to know about his favorite type of late night fast food, where he had planned for a vacation or just how he continues to torment OpTic Gaming year after year, others took a deep dive into his gaming history.

Eric Ananmalay / ESPAT MediaACHES added to his vast trophy cabinet with a CoD Champs win in World War II.

The CoD legend had already answered plenty of benign questions before being quizzed about the ‘absolute worst decision’ he had made in his career. Aches swiftly answered: “Not caring if I kept my col [compLexity]/eg [Evil Genuises] team together.”

The two-time World Champion had been referring to how his dynasty Evil Geniuses roster had broken up at the end of Call of Duty: Ghosts when Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow departed the active roster.

Another fan also asked ACHES about the worst mistake he had made when it came to putting a roster together.

The Team Envy captain responded: “Adding TuQuick to coL instead of clay,” referring to when the team had the chance to pick up James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks but opted for Aaron ‘TuQuick ’Chang following the benching of Damod ‘FEARS’ Abney during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 season.

ACHES also answered some typical questions from fans that pop up during any question and answer session. The two-time world champion revealed his all-time favorite teammates as Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow and Adam “Assault” Garcia.

He also answered questions about which current pros he would like to team with if given the chance. 

While ACHES responded that he had teamed with almost everyone he’d like to, he revealed that if he had to choose some names, he’d pick OpTic Gaming’s Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell and Luminosity’s Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman.

While ACHES kept the spiciness of the AMA on the low, giving fans a behind the scenes look into his career makes a change from some of his other social media posts, with his outspoken demeanour often dividing the Call of Duty community. 


Warzone star Rated joins Tommey on 100 Thieves’ roster

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:31

by Theo Salaun


Building on the world’s first Call of Duty: Warzone esports team, 100 Thieves have added former London Royal Raven, Rhys ‘Rated’ Price, as the second member of their battle royale roster.

While Rated wasn’t a focal point of the Royal Ravens in the Call of Duty League, he has emerged as one of the best Warzone players on Verdansk. With his stream popping off and tournament money rolling in, it should be no surprise that he was among 100T’s top candidates for their growing roster.

When Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced that 100T would be fielding a battle royale team alongside their Los Angeles Thieves CDL squad, it was historic and fans were anxious to hear who would get signed.

Now, Rated joins fellow native of the United Kingdom and former CDL pro, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren, as the team’s highly respected core.

Based in Los Angeles, some may be surprised that 100 Thieves have gone across the pond for their Warzone cornerstones. But, looking at Tommey and Rated’s successes in Verdansk, the signing becomes exponentially justified.

While Tommey sits at No. 5 on the Warzone earnings list, Rated is nearby at No. 7 with a hefty $70K in winnings. Those numbers become even more impressive when one factors in that Rated’s first major tournament invitation was in late June, while some of the other top earners began competing months earlier.

Characterized best as a steady player, Rated picks his angles and fights deliberately, shoots as straight as anyone, and has rightfully become known as one of Verdansk’s most intimidating forces. It’s a testament to his skill that competitors regularly express some degree of annoyance when finding out that they’re stuck in a lobby with the wicked Welshman.

Having teamed with Tommey many times already, the addition is a sensible one. Most recently, the duo took second place during the HusKerrs Howl tournament. While it’s unclear who else will be joining the roster, Tommey and Rated provide an excellent foundation with clear comms and a general reluctance to tilt.

With another Englishman, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, already signed to the Royal Ravens, one has to wonder if Nadeshot will put up the cash for Warzone’s best unsigned star: Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad.