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Elevate set to buy Excelerate Gaming’s CWL Pro League spot for surprisingly low price

Published: 16/Apr/2019 8:33

by Matt Porter


Notorious Call of Duty esports leaker CoDBurner has released new information about Excelerate Gaming, claiming that the organization have sold their spot in the CWL Pro League to Elevate for a surprisingly low amount.

The CoDBurner first appeared back in April 2018, and has been releasing insider knowledge about Call of Duty esports ever since, pulling back the curtain and giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite teams and players.

With Call of Duty’s roster transfer period open until Monday, April 22, it appears that another major change could be announced before the deadline, if the CoDBurners intel is accurate.

MLGProFeeZy is part of the current Excelerate Gaming CWL Pro League lineup.

What is happening to Excelerate’s CWL Pro League spot?

According to CoDBurner, Excelerate’s time in the CWL Pro League has come to and end, with the mysterious figure stating that the organization has offloaded their spot to another team.

This isn’t the first time that Excelerate have attempted to move on from the CWL Pro League. On March 7, it was reported that Excelerate were attempting to sell their place in the Pro League, but were unsuccessful in the first transfer period.

(4-15-19 pt3) we can say bye to a bad owner because… from r/codburner

How much did Elevate pay for the spot? 

A name that most Call of Duty esports fans will recognize, Elevate are the team who have purchased the Excelerate Gaming spot according to the CoDBurner.

The leaker states that the organization paid just $25,000 for the spot, almost half as much as Excelerate were reportedly asking for back in March.

If the rumors are accurate, this will be the first time Elevate have been seen in professional Call of Duty since August 2018, when a roster that included Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale and Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrell finished in the top eight at the Call of Duty World Championships.

MLGSpaceLy was part of the Elevate team who competed at the Call of Duty World Championships back in August.

While it appears that Elevate have secured Excelerate spot in the league, CoDBurner suggests that the organization were also attempting to purchase Red Reserve’s spot, although that appears to have gone to FaZe Clan.

Whether Elevate will hold on to the current Excelerate roster is currently unknown, but with the roster transfer period closing on April 22, it will be interesting to see which organizations will line up when the CWL Pro League returns on Monday, May 13.

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Warzone players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett


A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.