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Call of Duty Pro League transfer period Rostermania hub *UPDATING*

Published: 1/Mar/2019 16:41 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 9:51

by Matt Porter

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The first month of the CWL Pro League is now behind us, with all 16 teams from both divisions battling it out in an attempt to build momentum heading into Call of Duty tournament.

Alongside a chance for players and teams to practice and rest ahead of Fort Worth, the break also brought an opportunity for CWL Pro League teams to make some changes.

100 Thieves have finished at the top of Division B.

The transfer window has now shut for CWL Pro League teams, meaning we have seen the end of teams trying to improve their rosters, although there are still a few teams yet to confirm their final line-ups. While some teams have used their substitute position as a way to bring in a fresh face or address issues in their squad, this is the first time since prior to the Pro League Qualifier that teams were able to make wholesale changes to their rosters.

The roster movement period ended last night, Friday, March 8 at 6PM EST / 3PM PST / 11PM GMT.

Rumours surrounding Dillon ‘Attach’ Price’s move to Evil Geniuses proved true, with the move being confirmed as a loan late on March 8. However, his ex-teammate ZooMaa put an end to speculation linking him with CWL Pro League teams; tweeting to confirm that he’d be sitting CWL Fort Worth out. 

The main story that emerged from March 8 was the overhaul of Midnight Esports’ roster, seeing Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon, Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry and Eric ‘JetLi’ Phan all being released. Envoy has previously been rumoured to be on his way to Gen.G, who still have a space on their roster, but this is yet to be confirmed by either party

They were replaced with veterans Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte, Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield and up-and-coming Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic. The move comes amid controversy of CWL Pro League teams releasing the players that played during qualifiers, in favour of more experienced line-ups. Midnight become the third notable organization to drastically change their roster, joining UYU and Excelerate Gaming.

Confirmed CWL Pro League Rostermania Timeline

  • Period #1: March 1 – March 8
  • Period #2: April 5 – April 22
  • Period #3: June 17 – June 20

(Full rosters listed below transfer trades)

March 19

  • Simp: eUnited substitute > eUnited starter
  • JKap: eUnited starter > eUnited substitute

March 12

  • Envoy: FA > Gen.G

March 9

  • Skyz: FA > Excelerate Gaming
  • MRuiz: FA > Excelerate Gaming
  • ProFeeZy: FA> Excelerate Gaming
  • Brack: FA > Excelerate Gaming
  • JetLi: FA > Excelerate Gaming

March 8

  • Parasite: FA > Midnight Esports
  • Lacefield: FA > Midnight Esports
  • Blazt: G2 Esports > Midnight Esports
  • Envoy: Midnight Esports > FA
  • Brack: Midnight Esports > FA
  • JetLi: Midnight Esports > FA
  • Attach: FaZe Clan > Evil Geniuses (on loan)
  • Simp: eUnited Cadets > eUnited substitute
  • Chino: FA > Enigma6 Group
  • Kade: Enigma6 Group > FA
  • Saints: FA > Midnight Esports
  • Beehzy: FA > UYU substitute

March 7 

  • Parzelion: Midnight Esports > UYU
  • Spoof: UYU > FA
  • Skyz: UYU > FA

March 6

  • SpaceLy: Gen.G > Restricted FA
  • Beehzy: Excelerate Gaming > FA
  • MRuiz: Excelerate Gaming > FA
  • Believe: Excelerate Gaming > FA
  • ProFeezy: Excelerate Gaming > FA
  • RobbieB: Excelerate Gaming > FA

March 1

  • Dylan: FA > Team Reciprocity 
  • Denz: Team Reciprocity starter > Team Reciprocity substitute

Current CWL Pro League Rosters

DIVISION A

Team Starting Roster Substitute Coach
OpTic Gaming Scump, Crimsix, Karma, Dashy, TJHaLy ZooMaa TeePee
Luminosity Gaming Slacked, John, FormaL, Gunless, Classic Ricky Ricky
Midnight Esports LlamaGod, Saints, Blazt, Lacefield, Parasite Pandur TBA
Evil Geniuses Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, Xotic, Attach GodRx Revan
UYU Proto, Mayhem, Knight, Methodz, Parzelion Beehzy VandyJF
Team Reciprocity wuskin, Tommey, Zed, Seany, Dylan Denz ShAnE
Gen.G MajorManiak, Nagafen, Maux, Havok, Envoy Louqa Nubzy
Red Reserve Joee, Rated, Zer0, Skrapz, Bance Shockz Dominate

DIVISION B

Team Starting Roster Substitute Coach
eUnited Clayster, Arcitys, Prestinni, aBeZy, Simp JKap Saint
Splyce Loony, AquA, Jurd, Accuracy, Temp Happy MarkyB
Team Envy ACHES, Apathy, SiLLY, Assault, Huke Bevils Bevils
Enigma6 Group KiSMET, General, Diabolic, Frosty, Chino Sender Sender
100 Thieves Enable, Octane, SlasheR, Kenny, Priestahh Fero Crowder
Heretics KFC Lucky, MethodZ, JurNii, Sukry, MeTTalZz Lgend Lgend
Excelerate Gaming Skyz, MRuiz, ProFeeZy, Brack, FA5TBALLA Atura
Denial Esports ZeeK, rizK, Wailers, Breszy, Natshay Staan Blfire
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Black Ops Cold War devs discussing changes to “overpowered” Flak Jacket

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:23

by Tanner Pierce

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Ever since launch, Black Ops Cold War fans have been complaining about how overpowered the Flak Jacket perk is. Now, after tons of fans have posted videos of them surviving things that they should not have, Treyarch appear to be discussing adjustments.

Flak Jacket, which provides resistance to explosive damage, has been in Call of Duty games for a while now. While the perk has been around since the World at War days, it always provided a marginal resistance to explosive damage, in order to make sure that the game is properly balanced. Now, with Black Ops Cold War, that seems to be very different as players are casually surviving serious explosive damage.

Gamers have been reporting for a while now that the Flak Jacket perk in the game is just too powerful and that it provides too much resistance. With the complaints mounting, it seems like the developers might finally do something about it, as evidenced by a comment on Reddit.

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Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres appears to say that there has been a discussion at Treyarch about Flak Jacket.

In a post detailing a change that someone would like made to Flak Jacket, Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres said that “there was actually a discussion about this yesterday.” Although he didn’t elaborate further, it appears that the team is aware of the issue even if they don’t have a timeline for any changes yet.

This comes after a week of videos from fans detailing just how absurd the perk is. Some of the videos are tame enough, with some people spraying explosives to no avail, while others are more surprising, showing direct impacts on players with RPG’s with negligible impact.

RPG and CIGMA vs. FLAK JACKET from blackopscoldwar

 

Another video, which is appropriately titled “I think Flak Jacket might be a little too strong,” even shows a player with Flak Jacket getting hit by a Cruise Missile (yes, the scorestreak) and surviving, seemingly because of the perk.

Granted, it took out most of his health, but the fact that a scorestreak which is supposed to take out a few players at a time didn’t even take out one with a near-direct hit is borderline shocking.

I think Flak Jacket might be a little too strong from blackopscoldwar

Most fans agree that the perk is broken, with one person on Reddit flat out saying that it is “overpowered.” Another commenter in a different post called it “the most OP perk in COD history,” which is a bold claim to make considering the controversial One Man Army perk existed back in the day.

Regardless, it seems like the community is hoping for a major overhaul of the perk. It’s hard to defend being able to survive a direct impact from an RPG, so Treyarch appear to be looking for solutions.