Empire's Tommey slams 'idiotic' CDL London crowd for "shouting" callouts - Dexerto
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Empire’s Tommey slams ‘idiotic’ CDL London crowd for “shouting” callouts

Published: 10/Feb/2020 7:01 Updated: 10/Feb/2020 7:07

by Brad Norton


Before falling 0-3 to the Chicago Huntsmen in the CDL London Grand Finals, Dallas Empire’s substitute Thomas ‘Tommey’ Thewren had some choice words for the rowdy viewers in attendance. 

Outside of the audio coming from the game and the players on your team, professional tournaments always aim to block out any other sources of sound as to uphold competitive integrity and eliminate potential advantages.

At CDL London however, the famous Copper Box Arena crowd came out in force and stirred up a bit of drama as Tommey slammed the audience for trying to give certain teams the upper hand.

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The London crowd has become known for its memorable chants and songs.

Having grown a reputation for being one of the most energetic crowds in esports, CoD players are often ecstatic at the opportunity to compete in London.

Born and raised right in England, Empire’s substitute Tommey was infuriated over the state of his hometown crowd throughout the event however, arguing that the group of rowdy spectators should “have some f***ing respect and class.”

“[The] London crowd is incredible but you’re all f***ing idiots shouting where our players are,” he said on Twitter ahead of the grand final. Evidently not fan favorites at the event, Tommey complained that the crowd was trying to help opposing teams by giving away pivotal information.

“This goes out to any event or team you support, it’s never ok to chant about a defuse, plant, corner or anything,” he added. “Carry on with your songs, chants, and cheers but just be mindful and understand that it’s not ok.”


While the Dallas lineup was able to beat all other teams throughout the course of the event, they couldn’t quite topple the Huntsmen at any juncture

Losing 1-3 in their first go-around, the star-studded rosters eventually clashed once again in the grand final where Chicago sealed the deal in style with a swift 3-0 to claim the top spot, and mark their name as the first CDL winners.

Chiming in and agreeing that crowds should never try to interfere with the outcome of a match, Hunstmen’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner responded by saying that there is simply “no room for that.” He added he “couldn’t hear it during ours,” but suggest it “stinks” if people were able to hear and use it during the event.

Not the first time that such an issue has sparked debates online recently, the CSGO scene has also been impacted by crowds that play favorites

Various events utilize large-scale pods to keep competing teams blocked from any peripheral audio. Call of Duty events even operated with such pods in the past, and if the audio issue grows, they may eventually revert to the old ways to avoid any issues. 

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.