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Crimsix confirms player union “is in the works” for Call of Duty League

Published: 3/Sep/2020 13:14

by Jacob Hale


Dallas Empire’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has revealed that a player union is “in the works” among Call of Duty League players heading into the league’s second season.

For some time, both fans and players alike have speculated that Call of Duty pros could or should create a players union to better protect the interests of competitors, the esport and the league.

We’ve seen similar unions created in other esports; the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association is made up of some of the top names in CS:GO, while the NALCS Players Association exists to help League of Legends pros in North America.

Now, after the first season of franchising in Call of Duty, it appears that Call of Duty players are looking to follow suit to further enhance their careers.

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Crimsix is one of the longest-standing veterans of the Call of Duty scene.

With rostermania kicking off, and a switch from 5v5 gameplay to 4v4, there are major changes coming to the Call of Duty League — but this one is slightly different to what fans are used to.

In his appearance on Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler’s CoDcast podcast with Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker, Crim was asked a question from a fan about whether a players association will ever happen — and revealed that it’s actually already being created.

“It’s already done,” he said. “I don’t think it’s like… It’s in the works. That’s all I’m going to say.”

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Crim was also asked who is heading up the players union, and joked about it being Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat before saying that he can’t actually reveal any more about it.

How exactly the association would proceed and help the esport remains to be seen, but if it’s in the works, we should know before long who’s involved and what exactly its role would be as it pertains to the Call of Duty League.

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Warzone Saved: Second DMR Nerf is HERE! MrDalekJD on CoD Zombies

Published: 17/Jan/2021 19:48

by Theo Salaun


One of the world’s most popular Call of Duty: Zombies content creators, MrDalekJD, came onto the Charlie Intel Podcast to discuss Warzone’s DMR nerfs, Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies, and even some CoD Mobile.

MrDalek has been dismantling hordes of zombies for years now and 2021 is no exception. Excited to get into the undead mode’s action when Black Ops Cold War debuted in November 2020, the YouTuber spoke with Dexerto’s Mike Kent about his excitement over the promising PvE playlist

“I think with Cold War Zombies, they’ve definitely listened to community feedback on what worked and what didn’t,” he remarked.

As a longtime Zombies player, MrDalek revealed that he has spoken with developers before and is encouraged that the dialogue with fans is being considered for the niche playlist.

Moving onto Warzone, the more mainstream CoD mode right now, he discussed the potential for the battle royale to enjoy even more variety. Aside from wishes for a new map, he and Kent noted the zombies involved in Blackout and the Halloween zombies mode as examples of weird additions that pave a path toward more crossover limited-time modes.

Of course, the focus with Warzone remains on the DMR 14 — which MrDalek echoes as a problem that needs to be addressed. Two nerfs later, he, Kent, and Charlie Intel’s Keshav Bhat all hope that the DMR, MAC-10, and Diamattis are balanced enough to enjoy reasonable competition on Verdansk.