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Enable reveals the reasons he was benched by Seattle Surge

Published: 17/Feb/2020 12:28 Updated: 18/Feb/2020 14:31

by Jacob Hale

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Seattle Surge Call of Duty star Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt has explained why he was benched by the CoD League team – and why it was the “wake up call” he needed.

After just two weekends of League play, Seattle became the second team – after Toronto Ultra – to make changes to their starting line-up, with Enable revealing that he would be getting benched for the foreseeable future.

While this may come as somewhat of a surprise, considering the success he saw last year and his steady performances in Modern Warfare, Enable has explained the rationale behind the decision.

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Enable has seen a lot of success in his esports career – and won’t be taking his benching lightly.

“This was kind of a wake-up call, to be honest,” he explained in a February 16 stream. “Even though it sucks, and not competing is going to kill me inside, I did get off-track for a little bit and I wasn’t putting in the time I needed to be.”

Though Enable himself hasn’t been performing badly, Seattle is clearly showing signs of struggling and will need to improve if they want to compete at the top of the standings – and maybe this lack of time put in could be one of the reasons behind that.

Enable went on, saying: “It lit a fire under me. I’m just going to grind and see what happens. This is definitely not the end of me playing for this year – at least, I hope so.”

Enable then confirmed that, despite how early it is in the season, he’s “already had a couple of teams reach out” to him, but that he won’t be making a decision until after the Los Angeles home series on March 7-8.

This would give him little under a month to figure out what his future is, whether it’s on the Seattle Surge bench, starting roster, or on another team completely.

He went on to clarify that he has a “no-trade clause” in his contract, meaning that if Seattle wanted to trade him to an opposing team, he would have to agree to it. But, if he finds a team he wants to go to, they’ve agreed to work with him to make it happen.

In the meantime, it appears Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano will be taking Enable’s spot on the starting line-up. His first LAN appearance for the Seattle roster would be the LA homestand, after which Enable will be making his final decision.

It was suggested in Enable’s stream that there isn’t a trade period, and he thinks trades can be made throughout the entire season, so we may be getting our first high-profile roster move of the Call of Duty League in the very near future.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.