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Call of Duty insider claims to reveal full Toronto franchise CoD roster

Published: 15/Oct/2019 13:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 14:22

by Andy Williams

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A reputable Call of Duty insider has revealed new information regarding the final player spot for the CoD Toronto franchise moving into the 2020 CDL season.

With Modern Warfare around the corner and the 2020 CDL season fast approaching, the announcement of franchise rosters are coming in thick and fast.

Many have speculated where their favorite players are likely to end up, and eagle-eyed fans have even correlated Twitter posts from players like Crimsix to assume their prospective team.

CoD TorontoWi5dom12 was first announced as Toronto’s General Manager in August.

Up until this point, @INTELCallofDuty has remained in-the-loop with all of the latest rumors amid the rostermania chaos; sharing their findings with their social media following. 

In a post titled “Small update on Toronto”, the leaker revealed the final roster, with the addition of Mehran ‘Mayhem’ Anjomshoa supposedly filling the final spot on the roster 10-man roster.

Confirmed CoD x Toronto staff:

  • General Manager: Dominique ‘wi5dom12’ Gelineau 
  • Strategic Coach: Mark ‘MarkyB’ Bryceland (from Splyce)

Leaked CoD x Toronto roster:

  • Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry (from Luminosity Gaming)
  • Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni (from UYU)
  • Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza (from Splyce)
  • Alejandro ‘Lucky’ López (from Team Heretics)
  • Adrian ‘MeTTalZz’ Serrano (from Team Heretics)
  • Tobias ‘CleanX’ Juul Jønsson (from Team Singularity)
  • Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo (from UYU)
  • Ben ‘Bance’ Bance (from Celtic FC Esports)
  • Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan (from Units)
  • Mehran ‘Mayhem’ Anjomshoa (from Enigma6)

A simple scroll through previous posts validates the accuracy of their claims, with the insider posting intel about James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ addition to the Dallas franchise long before the official reveal

Should the leaks hold substance, Loony will be rejoining MarkyB as the ex-Splyce pro announced his position as Strategic Coach within the Toronto–based franchise back in August.

Moreover, the ex-UYU and Team Heretics pairs will join forces with a host of international talent, that will comprise Canada’s sole representative in the 2020 CDL season.

The official unveiling of the squad is reportedly set for October 24, just in time for the release of Modern Warfare 24 hours later.

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Warzone players outraged as stats change protects hackers & SBMM abuse

Published: 16/Jan/2021 14:41 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 14:47

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty: Warzone players have aired their concerns with the recent changes making profile stats private following the companion app drama, with some players pointing out that the change helps cheaters hide from punishment. 

Like many other multiplayer games, Warzone has had its issues with both hackers and skill-based matchmaking ruining the experience for some players.

While they’ve both always been an annoyance, players recently discovered that some were using an app from the CoDTracker site, and another called ‘SBMMWarzone’, that helped them pick and choose their lobbies. These apps were, initially, meant to be used to root out cheaters, but it backfired and SBMM abuse became the primary use. 

Changes were made to the app to help quell the abuse, and Activision even made every Warzone account private so that the data couldn’t reach similar apps. However, that has caused annoyance as well.

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SBMM in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone has been an issue for a while.

CoD YouTuber Drift0r pointed out that, given how annoying the new opt-in process is to share Warzone stats – and that it isn’t mandatory, either – players will simply choose to stay hidden. 

“Some of them (pro players and record holders) might not want to opt-in, or like me, might not be able too or it might take a while, which means that if anybody is cheating at a high level, either to get YouTube content or to stream tournaments, they can just opt out of all this and keep the cheating private,” he said.

The YouTuber noted that, while Activision might have the data on their end and could root out cheaters, it makes it harder for the community to assist them in that fight. 

Other players backed up Drift0r’s concerns about the cheating and SBMM abuse, with some offering up ideas for future changes. 

“They’ll literally do everything except just tone down SBMM, which would mitigate all these other issues,” said one player. “There’s an elephant in the room and its name is cheating. Activision just reopened the highway for cheating. Shameful,” added another.

Others, though, took a different slant, saying: “This officially ruined the game for me. I liked having public stats. It gave me something to work towards in improving… now what’s the point since no one can see them and I have nothing to compare mine to.”

As Drift0r notes, it could become a case where the opt-in process is made mandatory in the future, as it seems to a situation that is majorly in flux – given that there have been two changes in quick succession.

It could also be the case that Activision decides to not do anything else, and this is their final move. Though, given the outrage from the community, that seems unlikely.