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Call of Duty community furious as Scump & others not given creator codes

Published: 29/Aug/2020 0:52 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 9:42

by Theo Salaun

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A new “Support a Creator” code beta is being rolled out across Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, but the game’s fans and biggest community members are reacting very strongly to the creators selected.

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag are Call of Duty icons and considered two of the game’s most prominent figures. Now, as the former plays for the Call of Duty League’s Chicago Huntsmen and the latter helms 100 Thieves, neither has been selected for Modern Warfare’s creator code beta. This has led to huge Call of Duty figures like Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez lambasting the beta’s selections.

In general, it appears that the community’s surprise and anger surrounds the fact that notable streamers were selected for the creator program instead of players who have been grinding the game long before the surge in popularity brought about by Warzone.

Instead of rewarding longtime CoD content creators and players like Scump, Nadeshot, and FaZe Pamaj, a variety of streamers who are newer to the game, or dabbled in other titles, were chosen. Those creators include the likes of TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS, Vikkstar, Symfuhny, Swagg, and NuFo. While most of the community isn’t specifically mad at these creators for taking the opportunity given to them, that hasn’t prevented players like the Seattle Surge’s Sam ‘Octane’ Larew from pointing out some of the seemingly undeserved selections.

Again, it should be reiterated that the community’s ire is not directed at creators chosen, but instead at the marketing decision to partner with some of those creators instead of players who have been grinding Call of Duty titles for years upon years.

While some have pointed out that it makes sense to partner with streamers who have creator code experience from Fortnite, such as TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Symfuhny, the overwhelming consensus has maintained that longtime CoD players still should have been rewarded as well.

The “Support a Creator” is still in beta, so it is very likely that more and more players are added to it soon, but that hasn’t stopped some of the game’s most loyal proponents from being amazed that they were not selected. Most notably, Scump and Pamaj were quick to express their surprise on Twitter.

As of yet, Activision has not clarified how creators were selected for the beta or what the beta’s timeline will look like before it is opened up to include more. Although it’s a nice opportunity to support the game’s content players, that hasn’t stopped the community from being disappointed in the seeming recency bias toward selections.

It seems only right that Infinity Ward responds by adding a new Scump operator to the game, with crown, cape, and all. 

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How to watch HusKerrs Howl $300K Warzone event: streams & schedule

Published: 30/Oct/2020 3:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:45

by Brad Norton

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Another massive Warzone event is heating up as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is hosting his very own tournament with $300,000 on the line.

Following close behind Vikkstar’s original Warzone competition, HusKerrs is next in line for his own huge Call of Duty event. HusKerrs Howl aims to crown the best partners in the world as this unique event focuses on Duos action.

After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks.

From the teams that will be dropping in to when each round of action is taking place, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event.

What is the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event?

The HusKerrs Howl event is one of the biggest Warzone tournaments to date. Not just in terms of prizing, but in how long it’s set to last and how many teams will be getting involved.

Duos will be dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there’s also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.

A brand new Twitch channel has been created just for this event with HusKerrs set to host. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience. Expect almost every competitor to be sharing their own perspective throughout the tournament as well.  

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event schedule

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HusKerrs Howl will be starting with a Zombie Royale showdown.

First up is the special Zombie Day event on Friday, October 30 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. This is a unique Trios competition in the Zombie Royale playlists. Only one team can take out the prize for what is essentially a warm-up run before the real show starts up.

The following day on October 31, Duos will be dropping in for the first round of qualifying action. This will be followed up by the second and third rounds on November 5 and November 6 respectively.

Last but not least, the best Duos from the qualifiers will advance through to the Finals. This takes place on November 7 to determine the overall winner of the HusKerrs Howl event.

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event format

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This particular competition is for Duos only.

This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.

For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.

As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.

Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.