CWL Pro League Players Get Hands on and React to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Apathy, Attach, Bance and More - Dexerto
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CWL Pro League Players Get Hands on and React to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Apathy, Attach, Bance and More

Published: 29/Jun/2018 19:47 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


Players in the CWL Pro League have been given hands on access to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 while out at the MLG Arena in Columbus, and have been posting some of their immediate reactions to social media.

As undeniably the best Call of Duty players in the world, it is only fitting that professionals get some early hands on time with the upcoming Black Ops 4 and also have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to developers at Treyarch.

The upcoming game is set to release around month earlier than usual for CoD release, on October 12th, meaning fans may expect a beta very soon.

But it is also typical for professional players to get some time with the game a bit earlier, as they are some of the most experienced and knowledgable fans.

And thankfully for all of us waiting for out own chance to get a shot at the game, the pro players have posted their thoughts after some serious playtime to Twitter – and it is generally positive.

Of course, this should all be taken with a grain of salt as spending a few hours with a game can give a much different experience than over the course of weeks and months, and the game may well change between now and launch.

But regardless, these are interesting insights from some of the most elite Call of Duty minds, so are definitely worth something at this early stage.

Evil Geniuses player Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov

Epsilon player David “Dqvee” Davies

Splyce player Ben “Bance” Bance

FaZe Clan player Dillon “Attach” Price

Evil Geniuses player Adam “Assault” Garcia

And as expected there were numerous Tweets simply pointing out that these players are convinced next year will be their year – the cycle begins.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.