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CWL Pro League qualifier team in jeopardy as player claims to be sick day before event

Published: 15/Jan/2019 11:31 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 16:26

by Calum Patterson


A day before the CWL Pro League Qualifier, an amateur team with aspirations of making the league have been forced into requesting a last minute roster change, after one of their players has claimed to be sick.

The team, which will joined Mazer Gaming in the weeks leading up to the qualifier, were heading into the event as a bottom seed, after just securing a spot with a top 32 finish at CWL Las Vegas.

Placed in pool C, the team were set to challenge the likes of 100 Thieves, Pittsburgh Knights and more when the event begins on January 16, in hopes of taking one of 12 available league spots.

On January 15, Mazer player Joey ‘SupremeAgility’ Torres apparently told his teammates that he was sick and therefore unable to attend the qualification event.

SupremeAgility also missed out on CWL Las Vegas due to sickness, where he was set to play with another team featuring Adam ‘KiLLa’ Sloss, and where his current team secured their spot in the qualifier, playing with ‘Vivid’ instead.

Mazer player ‘Newbz’ hit out on Twitter, saying he would never forgive SupremeAgility for letting the team down, at such a crucial time.

Update: Mazer Gaming have now released a statement regarding the situation, and confirm they have contacted event organizer’s to discuss next steps.

The CWL Pro League Qualifier starts tomorrow. Apparently, SupremeAgility has come down with a terrible sickness which caused him to deactivate his twitter account, and will be unable to attend the event. As of right now, we are contacting the event organizers and trying to find anyway possible to send someone to the event last minute as a substitute so we are able to compete this week. If anyone is able to help with this, please contact us. We are doing our best as an organization to make everything smooth for all of the players involved. We have high hopes for the team and know they will make the best out of the situation they have.

Update 2, January 15, 11:25am EST: Mazer have now confirmed that Vivid, who played with the roster at CWL Las Vegas, will play with the team at the Pro League Qualifier.

eUnited player Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris also spoke out on the situation, angered by the news as he is friends with some of the Mazer players.

aBeZy also explained the situation in more detail, after his teammate and veteran player Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan was intrigued.

SupremeAgility has apparently deactivated his social media accounts since, while his teammates have enquired to MLG regarding a possible last minute change.

A roster lock was put in place in the first week of January, meaning technically no further changes could be made, however in this case event organizer’s have been sympathetic with the team, and allowed Vivid to return to the roster.

Keep up to date with all the action at the CWL Pro League qualifier with our dedicated coverage hub, with streams, schedule, teams and more.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.