CoD pros ACHES and SlasheR have hilarious argument over the CWL ruleset - Dexerto
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CoD pros ACHES and SlasheR have hilarious argument over the CWL ruleset

Published: 27/Oct/2018 17:17

by Calum Patterson


Two of the most outspoken professional CoD players inevitably locked horns on Twitter following the release of the V1 CWL ruleset for Black Ops 4.

100 Thieves’ Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat was part of ther team of pro players who met with developers to give input on the ruleset, which was more complex than ever in Black Ops 4, with new specialists, equipment and the change to 5v5.

The initial version of the ruleset has been met with mixed reviews to say the least, and one of the most vocally against it, was reigning world champion and Team Envy captain Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price.

The biggest change (other than 5v5) was the inclusion of the new ‘Control’ mode, but the competitive community was mostly up in arms over specialist restrictions, or lack thereof.

Only Nomad has been banned, meaning powerful abilities like Torque’s barricade and Ajax’s Riot Shield remain.

In response to the ruleset, ACHES took a direct shot at the pro players who were part of the process, calling them “yes men”, rather than “seasoned veterans” (like him, presumably).

SlasheR clearly took notice of the slight dig towards him and the others involved in the feedback process, suggesting that they had not said “yes” to everything, as ACHES insinuated. 

ACHES retracted his yes men accusation, instead suggesting that SlasheR and co. were unable to “formulate an argument” against certain features, and that they “rolled over” after being shut down once.

SlasheR, who completed his degree in robotic engineering in 2017, quickly fired back, saying he could have programmed a robot to form his argument for him, never mind forming it himself.

For now, the V1 ruleset is being put to the test by pro players and amateurs in competitive wagers, scrims and online tournaments, with League Play set to launch in December.

The first major event, CWL Vegas, is also fast approaching on December 7, so whether there is just over a month for rules to be finalized before teams commence play at what $250,000 tournament.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


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.

Cracked Creators Warzone
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.