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Censor and Nameless face off in $1500 Black Ops 4 wager

Published: 23/Jan/2019 15:12 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 15:18

by Calum Patterson

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Two former professional players put up some big cash in a Black Ops 4 wager, as ex-FaZe pro Doug ‘Censor’ Martin and former Envy and Evil Geniuses player Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler faced off in a very expensive match.

After failing to secure a spot on a pro roster for the Black Ops 4 season, Censor announced he was once again retiring from the professional game, but his itch for competition has not subsided.

Even declaring that he wanted to join a professional team again, the former CompLexity star has been trying to get a spot in ’10s’ – practice pick-up matches usually reserved for pro players exclusively. 

Putting his money where his mouth is, Censor wagered $1,000 up against Nameless in a single best of 7 series of 10s, where two captains pick teams and play Hardpoint and Control maps.

After teams were picked, the match got down to business. Censor’s team took the first map (although Censor’s <3000 damage, compared to his teammates 7000+, perhaps wasn’t the biggest factor), in a tight, 250-225 win.

However, the rest of the series all went in favor of Nameless’ side, as they narrowly won hardpoints and dominated the control. After a 4-1 win, Nameless quickly came to other team’s call to gloat: “Send me that rack! I’m sending the PayPal!”

Despite having CWL Vegas champions Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly and Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, plus world champion Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper, it wasn’t enough to see Censor’s team pull out the win.

Nameless accepted the request to re-run the series back for another $500 each – but unfortunately for Censor, he went on to lose 4-1 once again, putting him $1,500 in the hole.

Censor is not so easily discouraged however, as he proved throughout the CoD: WWII season, so there’s a good chance we will see him back putting up big money again, if it means he can get practice with the very best.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

 

Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.