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Clayster and Nadeshot debate 100 Thieves CoD roster change

Published: 28/Jan/2019 19:20 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 19:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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100 Thieves’ pro Call of Duty team has announced a major roster change that has sparked some serious debate on social media. 

On January 28, the team announced that they’d acquired FaZe Clan’s Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner for their CWL Pro League roster, taking the place of Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez.

According to CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, a former star pro player himself, this transition will help improve the gameplay of star man Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams by taking him out of the strict SMG slayer role and allow him to use the Maddox assault rifle.

This move was openly questioned by eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, a longtime competitor and former teammate of Nadeshot, and the two debated about it on Twitter. 

It all started when Clayster tweeted out “When you main sub won’t run a sub so you get dropped, tough scenes.”

Two of the original members of 100 Thieves’ first ever pro CoD roster, it appears that Fero has been dropped from the main team to benefit Kenny’s gameplay.

To this, Nadeshot responded by making it clear that a lot more thought and deliberation was put in before making a move this caliber.

“I’m sure you know better than most that there is a lot more than meets the eye here than the generic though process you just used here,” he tweeted. “This was a decision that we did not take lightly by any means.”

“I’d hope you guys would do what you believe is best for the team, and if I’m honest, the Maddox is far easier to use to it’ll probably improve Kenny’s stats,” Clayster responded. “I just think it’s rough for a player who qualified for the league to get dropped because of someone else’s inabilities.”

The debate rolled on as Nadeshot explained that that the differences in the main SMGs used between Black Ops 4 and last year’s WWII is a big reason why they wanted to transition Kenny’s role. 

“The PPSH from WWII functions much differently than the SAUG in BO4. To automatically write off Kenny because his play style as an SMG on this game thus far isn’t a fair comparison to the last,” he tweeted. “Ultimately I can’t predict the future though, so we’ll see how it plays out.”

As Nadeshot said, only time will tell whether these roster moves will ultimately pay off in the long run for 100 Thieves, who will be playing in Division B of the Pro League starting February 4. 

While Clayster is right in that 100T did drop Fero after qualifying for the Pro League, it was clear and obvious that the team were struggling at times, and the org likely felt that it was better to make a change sooner rather than later. 

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton

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Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Bracket

Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
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The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
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TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.