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CoD pros Scump, Simp & more reveal their attachments for M4A1, MP5 & MP7

Published: 2/Nov/2019 0:58 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 1:22

by Albert Petrosyan

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Several top Call of Duty professional players have revealed their preferred attachments for the M4, MP5, and MP7 weapons in competitive Modern Warfare, and all of them have been compiled together courtesy of the ‘CoD Highlights‘ YouTube channel. 

When it comes to competitive Call of Duty, no one’s opinions, tactics, and preferred weapon loadouts are regarded higher than that of pro players, especially those who distinguish themselves as being the best of the best.

With the first iteration of the competitive ruleset having already been released for the upcoming Modern Warfare competitive season, all of the pros have been testing out various attachment combinations for the three weapons currently make up the meta – M4A1 assault rifle, MP5 SMG, and MP7 SMG. 

With there being so many attachments for each gun, it’s no major surprise that these loadouts vary from player to player, as each pro has equipped their weapon to fit their own play-style and role.

Below, you can find all of the pro player loadouts that have been revealed so far, each containing the list of five attachments used for at least one of the three meta weapons. 

Pro player competitive loadouts for M4A1 assault rifle

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There is a virtually unanimous consensus within the CoD community that the M4 is the best assault rifle in the game for both casual and competitive matches.

Its balanced damage profile and stats make it versatile and agile enough to be used at short, medium and long ranges, especially when fitted with the appropriate attachments.

Here are the loadouts that pro players Scump, Crimsix, and SlasheR have decided to go with for their M4 classes:

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner – Chicago Huntsmen

Scump is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, and there are a lot of Call of Duty fans and players that will be interested to see what attachments he has on his M4.

  • Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
  • Optic: G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Stock: Singuard Arms Invader
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

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Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter – Dallas Empire

As the winningest Call of Duty pro of all time, Crimsix has no shortage of fans in the competitive CoD community, many of whom have been looking forward to see how he will be stacking up his M4 rifle.

  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: Cronen LP945 Mini Reflex
  • Stock: Singuard Arms Invader
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat – OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

Over the last few years, SlasheR has established himself as a top competitive player, and my players in the scene will look to his loadout to try and replicate his dominant playstyle. 

  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Stock: Singaurd Arms Invader
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Granulated Grip Tape

Pro player competitive loadouts for MP7 SMG

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The MP7 has distinguished itself as one of the two go-to submachine guns in Call of Duty multiplayer. While it does not offer the balance that the MP5 does in terms of range and damage, it makes up with its devastating close-quarter potential, making it the perfect choice for those who have fast reflexes and like to run and gun.

Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr – Atlanta FaZe

No one has ever risen to super-stardom in CoD esports as quickly as Simp did in 2019, going from a rookie playing his first even in April to being named MVP in back-to-back events – CWL Finals and Champs.

There are definitely many players out there who want to try and dominate with an SMG the way Simp does and will be looking for his MP7 loadout for guidance. 

  • Barrel: FSS SWAT
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
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Ender ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal – Dallas Empire

Much like Simp, iLLeY already has a reputation of being one of the better players in the game and he hasn’t even played a single professional match yet. Those looking to replicate his style as a fast-paced slayer can start by using his MP7 setup.

  • Barrel: FSS SWAT
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto – New York Subliners

Having already been around the pro scene enough to earn the status of veteran, ZooMaa is still considered to be among the best SMG slayers in the game. His reaction time and fast pace are renowned, so those looking to use his MP7 setup should remember to play as such.

  • Barrel: FSS RECON
  • Laser: 1mW Laser
  • Stock: FORGE TAC Stalker
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

Pro player competitive loadouts for MP5 SMG

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The MP5 is the other meta SMG that both competitive and casual players have gravitated towards in the early stages of the game. It offers a very good balance for its class, as its range and damage make it viable for both close and medium range gunfights.

Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov – Seattle Surge

Apathy has been a top SMG player for the past three years, which is a big reason why he’s won two World Championships and finished second in another over that span.

His MP5 loadout is interesting, as he’s opted to go with more ammunition and a muzzle rather than a barrel or optic sight.

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake
  • Stock: FFS Close Quarters Stock
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

Johnathon ‘John’ Perez – TBA

Much like Apathy, John has also been one of the more prominent SMG slayers in competitive CoD over the past few years. While he still hasn’t been announced as part of any CDL franchise, there are those that may be looking to use his loadout for the MP5.

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake
  • Barrel: FFS Light
  • Stock: FORGE TAC Ultralight
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

These are only some of the pro player loadouts for the M4, MP5, and MP7, and you can check out the full list of classes in the video below.

Keep in mind that these loadouts are all subject to change at any given moment, since players are always tinkering with their attachments to see what works best.

Furthermore, weapon balancing changes are likely due to be made in the near future, which may nerf one or more of these guns to the point where they are no longer meta, and buff a weapon or two up into the meta. 

Finally, with Activision themselves saying that the competitive ruleset will be evolving throughout the season, certain weapons or attachments may end up getting restricted or subjected to a gentlemen’s agreement. 

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How to watch Dallas Empire Black Ops Cold War $25k kickoff tournament

Published: 17/Nov/2020 12:07

by Jacob Hale

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To celebrate the release of Black Ops Cold War, the Call of Duty League and several of its franchises are hosting launch tournaments featuring big-name pro players and content creators, and we’ve got everything you need to watch & follow along live.

It’s a very important time for Call of Duty right now as everyone is buzzing about the launch of Black Ops Cold War, the series’ highly anticipated 2020 installment.

With competitive CoD more prominent now than it’s ever been, the CDL is getting involved first-hand with the game’s release, putting together seven high-profile tournaments – each hosted by a different franchise.

Not all of these competitions are identical; the formats and participants will vary from one to the other. All of the details about these competitions, including the full schedule and recaps of completed events, can be found below.

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The full schedule for the CDL’s Black Ops Cold War launch tournaments.

$25,000 Dallas Empire Battle of the Throne

Dallas Empire are hosting the fourth consecutive CDL-sanctioned Black Ops Cold War kickoff tournament of the year, following in the footsteps of Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Chicago and Minnesota RØKKR.

Having become world champions in Modern Warfare, the Empire boys will be looking to keep up their displays of dominance while playing alongside content creators and professional athletes to claim the lion’s share of the $25k prize pool.

How to watch Dallas Empire’s Battle to the Throne

The Battle to the Throne will take place on Tuesday, November 17, with the action having kicked off at 12pm CT (10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT). As with the previous kickoff tournaments, this one will last the duration of the rest of the day.

The event will be livestreamed across various channels, including the Call of Duty League Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for your convenience.

Battle to the Throne players & teams

The Battle to the Throne features four teams of four players each. The captains of each team will be Dallas’ roster for the upcoming 2021 CDL season: Crimsix, iLLeY, Huke and Shotzzy, and they’ll be joined by former pros, professional athletes and content creators. Here are the teams:

  • Team Crimsix: Crimsix, BobbyPoff, Censor, Justin Jackson
  • Team Huke: Huke, Merk, Pamaj, Jack Clarke
  • Team Shotzzy: Shotzzy, Nameless, TeePee, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Team iLLeY: iLLeY, Tommey, Legiqn, Brandon Williams

Dallas Empire Battle to the Throne format & prizing

The Battle to the Throne will feature four teams of four players each, playing in a single elimination, best-of-5 bracket. This looks to be very similar to what the official CDL matches will look like — albeit, with some players thrown in that might not typically play in the Call of Duty League.

As with the previous three tournaments, expect first place to take home $20,000 between them, with second place drawing a still-respectable $5000 — not bad for a day of Call of Duty.


Completed tournaments & upcoming schedule

Atlanta FaZe – Cold War Clash, ft FaZe Clan (Nov 14)

Atlanta FaZe’s opening tournament was won by Simp’s team, taking their share of the $25,000. They beat out Vikkstar’s side in the Grand Finals. The final results are below:

Atlanta Cold War Clash
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Team Tommey didn’t lose a single game all tournament.

OpTic Chicago Cold War Launch Event (Nov 15)

For the second day in a row, three-time Call of Duty world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow took home the win, taking home the lion’s share of the prize alongside Hitch, Cellium, and Sender. They beat Envoy’s squad in the final for the biggest $20,000 prize.

Team Hitch Win Cold War Launch Event
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Team Hitch wins OpTic’s Cold War Launch Event

Minnesota ROKKR – ROKKR Arms Race (Nov 16)

Team Rallied took the win in a closely-contested final matchup against Team Saintt, with both teams making short work of their prior opponents. Team Crowder, on the other hand, were the only ones to bomb out without winning a single map.

ROKKR Arms Race event
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The final standings for the ROKKR Arms Race event.

Dallas Empire – Battle of the Throne

  • Tuesday, November 17: 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT

Florida Mutineers – Release the Kraken: Cold War

  • Wednesday, November 18: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

London Royal Ravens – Cold War Colosseum

  • Thursday, November 19: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

Toronto Ultra – $25K Coldish War

  • Friday, November 20: 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT

Make sure to check back here before and after every tournament to get the maximum coverage, including the players and format of each one as well as a recap and final placements once they’re completed.