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Call of Duty pro Faccento announces retirement, reveals future career plans

Published: 6/Mar/2019 2:23 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 2:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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Longtime professional Call of Duty player Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento has announced his retirement from competing, as well revealing what the future has in store for him.

On March 5, Faccento posted an emotional retirement message on Twitter, confirming many fans’ suspicions that he was indeed putting down the sticks for good.

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“I’ve officially retired from being a professional Call of Duty player,” he wrote. “I will never forget the friendships and memories that came along with it.”

However, this does not mean that Faccento will be leaving the world of esports anytime soon, as the veteran player gave some insight as to his plans for the future.

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“With that being said, I’m extremely excited to step outside of my comfort zone and pursue other opportunities in the esports industry!”

Faccento’s retirement puts and end to a playing career that spanned over seven years and included 11 teams. His first and only major tournament victory came at the CWL Las Vegas Open event in 2017, when was a member of Rise Nation.

He last applied his trade for Evil Geniuses, with whom he qualified for the CWL Pro League, but their 1-6 start in Division A had many believing that a roster change was due to take place sooner rather than later. 

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Now that Faccento has confirmed his retirement, EG will need to find a replacement quick for the upcoming CWL Fort Worth tournament that’s set for March 15-17. 

Faccento’s retirement announcement was responded to by many current and former pro players, all of whom reflected positively on his long career.

Some of the responses can be seen below, including tweets from Crowder, Parasite, NAMELESS, and others. You can check out all of them by simply clicking on Faccento’s tweet above. 

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David Vonderhaar appears to confirm Black Ops Cold War ranked play

Published: 9/Oct/2020 14:04

by Jacob Hale

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Treyarch studio design director David Vonderhaar has dropped a major hint about ranked play in the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, and it could be great news for competitive players.

Throughout the Modern Warfare season, one of the main gripes for players was the non-existence of ranked play, where players could compete against equal opponents to try and grind their way to the top rankings and have the chance to prove their mettle against top opponents.

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Instead, Infinity Ward introduced the CDL playlist, which featured a CDL ruleset and maps but without the ELO or MMR tiers commonly associated with ranked systems.

Without some kind of level, emblem or something else to grind for, a lot of players felt like the CDL playlist didn’t provide the competitive edge they were looking for, but the story could be completely different when Black Ops Cold War drops.

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Black Ops Cold War is due to release November 13.

The game is currently in beta testing, but fans are already looking forward to the full game dropping and getting involved, and one of the main questions competitive players have asked about is ranked play — with Vonderhaar providing a very promising answer.

After the question was posed to him, Vahn didn’t give a straight answer, but the hint was enough to get fans excited.

“Let me give you this,” he started, after explaining that it won’t be in the beta. “Do you know a Black Ops game without a hardcore competitive agenda? Can you think of one? I can not. There’s your answer, without telling you anything.”

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There is some accuracy to Vonderhaar’s statement, too. While Black Ops 1 lacked a ranked system when it released back in 2010, each game since has had an iteration of competitive play in some way, be it League Play in Black Ops 2 and 4, or Arena in Black Ops 3, all of which were used to serve the esports community.

It will be interesting to see what ranked play looks like in Black Ops Cold War, assuming there will be one, as a feature of Call of Duty titles that players are always asking for more from. Needless to say, competitive players should be a little more excited now than they were before.