Black Ops 4 pro players are not happy with the League Play announcement - ft. Scump, ACHES, Parasite, and more - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 pro players are not happy with the League Play announcement – ft. Scump, ACHES, Parasite, and more

Published: 9/Jan/2019 1:06 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 1:12

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty community was sent abuzz on January 8 with the announcement of League Play coming soon to Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, but not everybody is happy with the actual format. 

After weeks of complaining from the majority of the Black Ops 4 player-base, Treyarch finally confirmed that the long awaited game mode would make its debut at the end of January.

The developers revealed that League Play will be made up of two significant components – events and scrims. The events will be designed to emulate the tournaments that pro players play, in that they will be intense and frequent but shorter in their duration, normally enabled over weekends of three-day periods. 

In between those events there will be scrims, which will essentially be an unranked Multiplayer playlist limited to the same official ruleset used by the CWL.

The purpose of these scrims will be for players to get competitive practice and hone their skills ahead of the events, which will be ranked. 

League Play in Black Ops 4 will be similar to regular public matches in Multiplayer but there will be restrictions based on the official CWL ruleset.

While the news of League Play finally being implemented has been greeted with extreme excitement by most, the positive reaction has not been as universal for some in the competitive community, especially pro players.

Many have questioned Treyarch’s decision not to use a ranked system for the scrims and have voiced their concerns and apprehensions about the scrims having the potential to be non-competitive, which would be counterproductive to the whole premise of League Play.

Many consider the League Play format in Black Ops 2 to be the best ranked game mode from all of the CoD titles.

Furthermore, seeing as this system is not exactly what the pros were looking for, the fact that it’s being released four-plus months into the game’s lifespan has them further incensed, especially since the actual ranked mode will almost only take place during weekends. 

That being said, here are some of the best reactions on Twitter from pro player who explain why they are not to keen on this type of League Play.

In addition to the tweets above, you can click here to view the reactions of hundreds of non-pro players who have been complaining about the League Play format on Twitter

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


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
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.