CoD Players Hilariously Predict Rise Nation to Win 2018 CWL Champs After Streamer 'Pokimane' Tweets Out to 'Gunless' - Dexerto
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CoD Players Hilariously Predict Rise Nation to Win 2018 CWL Champs After Streamer ‘Pokimane’ Tweets Out to ‘Gunless’

Published: 15/Aug/2018 23:41 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 23:54

by Albert Petrosyan


Despite the fact that the 2018 CWL Championship is barely in its first day of action, the competitive CoD community is ready to crown Rise Nation as champions.

Players and fans alike took to social media on August 15 to predict that Rise will win the tournament after popular streamer ‘Pokimane’ tweeted out a good luck message to player Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman.

Before the first day of Champs kicked off, Gunless tweeted out the anime shirt and shoes he was going to wear for the day’s matches.

Pokimane then tweeted a reply to this post, wishing him good luck:

This sparked a quick and widespread reaction among many in the community; fans, players, and even casters began tweeting out their own replies, claiming that Pokimane’s tweet would hand Rise Nation the trophy and no one else would stand a chance.

Some of these hilarious reactions come from the likes of Clayster, Hitch, Neslo, FeLonY, Maven, Chino, and others.

For those who may not know the backstory, this all stems from when Pokimane first appeared in a video sending warm regards to Gunless just prior to the CWL Anaheim event in June.

This inspired Gunless, who has been very candid about the crush he has on the streamer, to put in an MVP-winning performance in leading Rise to their third championship of the season.

Considering that Gunless gave full credit to Pokimane’s video for his strong performance, it should not come as a surprise if the same type of thing takes place in Champs.

The team is already 2-0 and will look to sweep Group B as they face Lethal Gaming to wrap up group play on August 16.

You can keep updated on all schedules, scores, group standings, brackets, and live-streams via our dedicated 2018 CWL Champs hub here

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale


The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.