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Call of Duty fan creates amazing Black Ops 4 weapon camos based on CWL pro players

Published: 27/Mar/2019 22:13 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 17:29

by Albert Petrosyan


As the current Call of Duty World League season nears its halfway mark, one dedicated fan has created weapon camos in Black Ops 4 based on pro players and teams.

Over the past few months, since the start of the CWL season, New Zealand based design student ‘LionMan’ has gained notoriety on social media thanks to his CoD esports content.

His work first started to pick up traction several months ago when he began designing and posting CWL trading cards on Twitter, each featuring pro player or teams and their corresponding statistics, some of which he also came up with.

In addition to each players’ base card, LionMan also created different sets of cards commemorating major tournament victories, memorable achievements, and even intense rivalries, with each set featuring its own spectacular design.

One example of these trading cards would be this set dedicated to Luminosity Gaming’s victory at the recent CWL Fort Worth tournament, with Gunless receiving a special version having been named event MVP.

Now, LionMan has taken his designing skills into Black Ops 4 itself, putting in the time and effort to create amazing in-game weapon camos honoring certain players and teams that are currently in the CWL.

If the cards hadn’t already caught enough fans’ attention, these weapon camos certainly have, with hundreds paying their compliments to LionMan for his incredible work.

Mathew ‘FormaL’ Piper – Luminosity Gaming


Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman – Luminosity Gaming (CWL Fort Worth MVP Edition)


Seth ‘Scump’ Abner – OpTic Gaming


Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell – OpTic Gaming (CWL Vegas MVP Edition)


Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams – 100 Thieves


Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner – 100 Thieves


Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak – Gen.G


Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price – Team Envy


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks – eUnited


Dillon ‘Attach’ Price – Evil Geniuses


There are a lot more awesome weapon skins that LionMan has created and posted images of in addition to the ones above, so make sure to check those out by visiting his Twitter page.

As expected, upon seeing these designs, many fans have began begging Treyarch to add something similar to Black Ops 4, as CWL-themed cosmetics have been popular in the past few CoD titles.

However, no mention or announcement has been on that topic, so whether or not esports weapon camos will eventually be added to Black Ops 4 remains unclear at this point.

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Nadeshot calls for major SBMM change in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:48

by Jacob Hale


Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.