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Elevate announce new Call of Duty pro roster featuring two new players

Published: 21/Jun/2019 19:21 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 21:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization Elevate have revealed their new pro roster for the Call of Duty World League, and it includes two newcomers from the most recent RosterMania period.

On June 21, Elevate announced that they’ve brought on veteran Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield and Austin ‘Believe’ Smith to their starting lineup.

The new recruits will fill the two open spots left on the roster after Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno and Paul ‘Breszy’ Breszynski moved on to Luminosity Gaming and Enigma6 Group respectively. 

This new-look roster will represent Elevate in the remaining weeks of the CWL Pro League, the CWL Finals, if the team manages to qualify for the Playoffs, and the CWL Championship.

Also brought on board is Nathaniel ‘Pentagrxm’ Thomas, who will be replacing Lucas ‘rizK’ Derambure as the designated substitute. 

  • Christopher “ProFeeZy” Astudillo
  • Andres “Lacefield” Lacefield
  • Wailers “Wailers” Locart
  • Mike “MRuiz” Ruiz
  • Austin “Believe” Smith
  • Nathaniel ‘Pentagrxm’ Thomas (sub)

ElevateGG - TwitterElevate’s new professional Call of Duty roster after the recent changes.

Lacefield joins Elevate after having represented Midnight Esports since March, failing to place in the top 10 of any of the three major events he competed in while with the team.

Prior to playing for Midnight, the veteran had been with G2 Esports, but was unable to qualify for the CWL Pro League after the team came short in the qualifier tournament.

As for Believe, this will be his first pro experience since being dropped from Excelerate Gaming back in March. Since then, he’s played for Nemesis Esports and Mazer Gaming, with whom he came in second at the CWL Anaheim Open Bracket tournament.

Dexerto - TwitterLacefield joins Elevate after an up-and-down spell with Midnight Esports.

Elevate will hope that the addition of the two new players will inject some energy and urgency into a squad that hasn’t been performing all too well in the Pro League.

The team is currently in fifth place in Division B, but are a whole two games behind Splyce for the fourth seed, the final spot that guarantees automatic entry into the Playoffs.

With just four games remaining on the schedule, it’s unlikely that Elevate will be able to make up enough ground to sneak into the Playoffs directly, but will still have the chance to qualify via the Play-In tournament.

If they are to catch Splyce, they’ll have to do it the hard way, as their schedule consists of matches against OpTic Gaming, Gen.G, and the red-hot Team Reciprocity. 

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby

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The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary

  • 1911

Throwables

  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost

Wildcard

  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 


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