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CoD pros Clayster, Scump and more discuss their most embarrassing tweets

Published: 21/Aug/2019 17:14 Updated: 21/Aug/2019 18:11

by Calum Patterson

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A handful of Call of Duty pros were invited to Twitter HQ ahead of the 2019 CWL Championship, to recall their old hot takes and embarrassing tweets from the past.

The pros were also joined by veteran caster Clint ‘Maven’ Evans and OpTic Gaming’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, to create a one-off video for Twitter Gaming.

Call of Duty esports is among the most talked-about on Twitter, with four players, Scump, Clayster, Crimsix and Dashy, all in the most mentioned esports competitors on the social media platform.

Twitter: TwitterGaming100 Thieves’ Enable recalled a classic Enable-style tweet.

Unsurprisingly, topping the pile was OpTic’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, who was reminded of some of his classic Twitter musings like “There is a new Chipotle in the area, so I switch back and forth every day so the employees don’t think I’m crazy.”

Scump stood behind this classic Tweet, confirming the story was true, as did Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt, who still believes that Hot Cheetos are the best snack food, after posting it in October 2018.

ZooMaa’s classic tweet recalled when his physical therapist realized ZooMaa was a pro player – and then couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved Scump.

James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, went back the furthest, with a throwback to when he was still in college while trying to compete, and posting a tweet about the struggles of finishing a paper, at 8am: “I was probably up all night doing it,” the now two-time world champion explained.

GenG’s Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harell, was put on the spot to defend his opinion about pineapple pizza – always a controversial take on Twitter – but stood by it: “Try it before your roast me on Twitter.”

Maven was sent back to his early days in the Call of Duty esports scene, in 2013, where he recalled all the ‘drama’ that went on, with a Tweet saying “Twitter has become much more entertaining to me since getting involved in cod. I swear after 3am it’s like Jerry Springer.”

H3CZ’s tweet was more recent – his viral video post asking Alexa who the best Call of Duty player is, which Alexa said to be Scump, while the pro was stood in the room.

Twitter also supported the CWL Championship with its very own ‘hashflag’ for #CWLChamps. Call of Duty and the teams and players involved remain one of the most talked-about of esports on the platform, which might have something to do with all the drama that Maven mentioned.

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton

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An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”