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CoD pro Gunless’ Twitch command reveals Luminosity’s fifth player

Published: 15/Oct/2018 21:51

by Albert Petrosyan


Luminosity Gaming Call of Duty pro Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman has revealed who their roster’s fifth player is going to be in a command in his Twitch channel. 

When typing the !team command in the chat box of Gunless’ Twitch channel, a message pops up that names all of five players that will be competing for LG in the upcoming Black Ops 4 season.

Included in that list are Gunless, FormaL, John, Slacked, and Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo, who has not yet been officially announced as a member of LG.

This command, and the fact that Gunless hasn’t bothered to take it down despite its publicity, all but confirms that Classic is indeed joining LG.

The only thing left to do is for the org to officially announce him as their newest player, which would simply be just a formality at this point. 

Despite not being officially announced, it almost feels as though Classic joining LG has become old news, especially considering the leaks and heavy speculation that have been going on over the past two weeks.

Even 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag accidentally revealed the news when discussing JKap’s move to eUnited, which both he and JKap claim was mismanaged and poorly handled

Classic, who has played for LG in the past, spent the entirety of the WWII season with Team EnVy. However, due to a largely underwhelming campaign, he and the rest of his former EnVy teammates, save for Huke, were dropped in favor of the former Evil Geniuses roster that won 2018 CWL Champs.

Keep up with all of the roster moves, team changes, and player announcements by visiting our dedicated Rostermania hub here.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale


Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.