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Crimsix reveals Huke took a $100k pay cut to join Dallas Empire

Published: 27/Sep/2020 11:35 Updated: 27/Sep/2020 11:51

by Joe Craven

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Dallas Empire veteran Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has revealed that Call of Duty young gun Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland took a $100,000 pay cut in order to join the Texas-based organization. 

Empire’s dominance during the inaugural Call of Duty League season has somewhat been overshadowed by the transition to 4v4, seeing Clayster dropped just days after winning Modern Warfare’s World Championships.

However, many agree that the team was a stroke of genius, combining two of the game’s greatest players with a trio of young stars to balance desire, experience and talent.

One of the younger stars was Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland. After the Advanced Warfare season, as he was younger than 18 and new CWL rules came in, Huke switched to Halo for the next couple of Call of Duty games, before switching back for WWII.

Huke competing for Team Envy.
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Huke competing for Team Envy.

Huke made the grade for Dallas Empire’s roster but, during an episode of the CouRage and Nadeshot show, Crimsix revealed that he took an eye-watering pay cut in order to join the team.

“Clay, I didn’t know this, and I don’t know if you know,” Crimsix said, as his ex-teammate was discussing his compensation for moving CDL teams. “Cuyler – Huke – took a $100k+ salary cut to make this team happen. This isn’t like Scump, that could have been half his f**king contract.”

It goes without saying that Huke’s sacrifice led to success, and he’s almost certainly earned more from Dallas’ victories than he would have done accepting a more lucrative contract from a less promising team.

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“Sacrifices man,” replied Clayster. “He’s a good kid man, he understands what he wants. $100k when you’re 21 is a lot of money dude.”

At such a young age, the decision to pursue a less lucrative contract on a more promising team speaks volumes about the work ethic and maturity of Huke, who, at 20, is still one of Call of Duty’s youngest stars, despite his experience.

He will continue on Dallas Empire in the Black Ops Cold War season, alongside Crimsix, Shotzzy and iLLeY.

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Warzone fans argue that Black Ops Cold War’s guns should be removed

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:32

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s fans are reacting to weeks of meta concerns and bugs by engaging in a large, heated debate about repealing Black Ops Cold War’s integration and removing all BOCW guns from Verdansk.

An active community is a talkative community and, at the very least, Warzone can certainly appreciate a fanbase that has… a lot to say. Across social media, the CoD battle royale’s players have ramped up discourse in the weeks since Treyarch and Raven Software’s BOCW integrated with Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare-based Warzone.

Now, following surges on Twitter, and a Reddit thread with hundreds of comments and thousands of upvotes/downvotes alike, concerned fans have keyed in on one prominent suggestion: to repeal integration and remove BOCW’s guns entirely.

While this idea may not be realistic one, it embodies a period of frustration with numerous bugs and overpowered gun concerns after their inclusion. As such, the heated argument has found moments of nuance beneath the generally reductionist sentiment.

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A meme shared across both Warzone subreddits proffers a simple solution to help the battle royale return to its glory days: “Repeal and replace the Cold War integration.”

With thousands of upvotes and hundreds of comments, it appears that weeks of stim-glitch abuse, invisibility bugs and, more importantly, Cold War weapon superiority have truly made an impact on the game’s most active fans.

While many commenters do echo the concern, some noting that they “liked Warzone before the Cold War integration,” others have been more accommodating to developers’ efforts.

Numerous fans have gone against the post’s grain, arguing that integration is a good thing and that properly balancing the arsenal should be the goal — not outright removing everything.

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Even after nerfs, BOCW’s DMR is still lethal in Warzone.

At the heart of controversy is the DMR 14, which has dominated the meta alongside the MAC-10 and dual Diamattis within a few days of BOCW Season 1. Now, numerous updates later, all three guns (as well as the lurking Type 63) have all been nerfed twice — meaning the meta is much more flexible.

It remains to be seen if these adjustments will be enough to satiate Warzone’s fans, but they’re, at the very least, a step in the right direction. While perfect balance is as unlikely possibility as Activision fully repealing their new game’s content, there is some middle ground to find in Verdansk.