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Envy’s ACHES calls out “trash” CWL analyst desk

Published: 6/Mar/2019 14:09 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 15:14

by Calum Patterson

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Professional Call of Duty player Patrick ‘ACHES‘ Price is clearly not impressed by the current CWL analyst desk, labelling newcomers Jonathan ‘Pacman‘ Tucker and Jeremy ‘StuDyy‘ Astacio “trash cans”.

Both Pacman and StuDyy have joined the CWL talent lineup for the Black Ops 4 season, and feature on the main desk at both open events and throughout the regular Pro League matches.

Between games, the desk discusses previous and upcoming matches, and analyse the various teams and their performances.

Twitch / Call of DutyThe analyst desk at the CWL Pro League has come in for some criticism.

There has been mixed reactions to their additions to the desk. Initially positive, as fans were glad to see some fresh faces on the broadcast, the reception has turned sour after the first month of Pro League action.

Many viewers have taken to Reddit and social media to complain about the lack of actual analysis which takes place, with more general, light-hearted discussion taking up much of the analysis segments.

There has also been criticism from pro players, after Pacman suggested that Denial Esports drop their entire roster following bad performances, which some felt was not appropriate.

Following the announcement that Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento was retiring from competing, ACHES Tweeted to the former Rise Nation and Evil Geniuses player: “Replace one of the trash cans on the desk PLEASE.”

Pacman responded shortly after, telling ACHES to worry about his own business and focus on Team Envy’s performance, but ACHES didn’t back down, making clear he was referring specifically to Pacman and StuDyy, and suggesting they should no longer be on the desk.

Not everyone felt so strongly though, and both OpTic Gaming player Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell and 100 Thieves’ Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt responded, defending the desk’s apparent shortcomings.

The next event on the calendar, CWL Fort Worth, will be an opportunity for the analyst desk to take some of the feedback from fans and players on board.

The balance between in-depth analysis and more general discussion is perhaps proving tricky for the broadcast team, but don’t expect ACHES to show them any sympathy.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.