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CSGO star NAF shouts out Clayster after falling off map at Berlin Major

Published: 6/Sep/2019 23:18 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 12:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Professional Call of Duty player James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ name came up during the CS:GO StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, when Team Liquid pro Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic fell off of the map during a crucial match. 

When it comes to Call of Duty esports, there is no one associated more with falling off of the map during competitive matches than Clayster, who’s been the target of many memes about it in the past, some even his own.

In fact, that association has become so well-known, that even top players from other major esports are using his name as a reference, like Team Liquid’s NAF at the Berlin Major.

Liquid and Astralis were locked in a heated battle in the quarterfinal round of the Champions Stage, with Liquid holding a 4-3 edge on the first map Vertigo.

Unfortunately, during the eighth round, NAF accidentally eliminated himself by flying off of the map, giving Astralis a free advantage which they took to even the score.

Following the round, NAF took to the in-game chat to write one word – “Clayster” – which was enough of an explanation that three Astralis players began to chuckle.

Naturally, that in-game message was captured and sent to Clayster himself, who could do nothing but laugh at the whole situation: “I’m actually crying.”

Liquid ended up losing the match, but that did not stop NAF from ditching the comedic angle he had taken regarding his inexplicable in-game suicide.

“Good game, well played Astralis. Me falling off the map on Vertigo,” he tweeted, along with a GIF of Clayster doing the ‘peace’ sign with his hand and disappearing.

Clayster himself later admitted that he was surprised NAF and some of the Astralis players were even aware of how falling off of the map has become his calling card over the years.

Fans did point out on Twitter that both NAF and Astralis’ Magisk had previously stated that if they had to pick another game to compete in, they would choose Call of Duty, which at least clarifies how and why they were aware of the comedic reference.

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How to get free Pawn Takes Pawn rewards for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Now that the Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg hunt is finally over, which connected both Warzone and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, fans have now been rewarded with in-game items for both games and Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how you get your hands on them.

After months of solving easter eggs both online and in Warzone, the Pawn Takes Pawn campaign has finally come to end and while most people thought that the hunt itself was fun, the final reveal of a simple video was a bit less ideal than some were hoping for, to say the least.

That being said, it’s not all bad. As a reward for the community completing the easter egg, Activision is giving all players some sweet rewards for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone/Modern Warfare, and even Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting your hands on them isn’t too tricky but there are a couple steps you have to follow.

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Activision has revealed that Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile players can unlock special Pawn Takes Pawn items.

Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Mobile Pawn Takes Pawn rewards

Players are able to get a slew of rewards for three separate games. While you definitely get more for Modern Warfare/Warzone, the fact that Treyarch is already giving out rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its official release is cool to see. Even giving some love to Mobile is a nice gesture.

  • Black Ops Cold War
    • Knight chess piece weapon charm
    • “Family Portait” calling card
  • Modern Warfare/Warzone
    • Ak-47 weapon blueprint
    • Helicopter skin
    • Pawn chess piece weapon charm
    • 5 emblems
    • 5 calling cards
    • 5 sprays
  • Mobile
    • By15 weapon skin
    • Calling card
    • Avatar
    • Spray
    • Frame

All in all, it’s a ton of content and it’s nice to see Activision giving some love to all games, rather than just one.

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Players can also earn rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its release.

Pawn Takes Pawn content instructions

Getting access to all three of these content packs is relatively simple, however, there’s still a few steps that you have to go through. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you have an Activision account and that it’s linked to either your PlayStation, Xbox, or Battle.net accounts.

  1. Go to pawntakespawn.com/colorbound and either sign-in to your Pawn Takes Pawn account or make one if you haven’t already.
  2. Type in “1PIECES9IN8PLAY1” in the box that shows up titled Flying Colors.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. After you fully watch the video, you should see an achievement pop up in the top right hand corner allowing you to “redeem rewards”. Click that link and you’ll see a list of codes.
  5. In a separate tab/window, go to callofduty.com/redeem and sign-in to your Activision account.
  6. Input the codes one by one once the box pops up.

It’s worth noting that there’s a small bug associated with the codes. Sometimes, after you watch the video, the achievement won’t pop up. To solve this, re-input the code on the “colorbound” website and watch the video again. It should pop up after that point.

After you complete all the steps, you should see your rewards show up in-game the next time you boot it up.