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eUnited announce former pro as coach of Call of Duty team

Published: 2/Apr/2019 15:45 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 18:20

by Calum Patterson

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eUnited have signed former professional Call of Duty player Brice ‘Faccento‘ Faccento as the coach for their Pro League roster, as the team aims to solidify a spot in the $1.25 million playoffs.

After a promising start to the Black Ops 4 season, finishing second at the first event, CWL Las Vegas, things took a bad turn for eUnited, leading to a top 16 (effectively last place) finish at the following event, CWL Fort Worth.

Roster turmoil eventually led to veteran player Jordan ‘JKap‘ Kaplan being moved to the bench, followed by a public dispute with James ‘Clayster‘ Eubanks on social media, and up-and-coming player Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr taking his spot on the starting lineup.

eUnited finished 2nd at the first event of the season, but haven’t been able to sustain that form.

With the roster now fielding two ‘new’ players to the professional level in Black Ops 4 – Simp and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris – they have brought in an experienced name in Faccento to help guide the squad.

Faccento surprised many by announcing his retirement on March 5, stepping down from his position of Evil Geniuses, with his spot filled by former FaZe star Dillon ‘Attach’ Price.

Given the abruptness of his retirement, many in the community though Faccento might already have something lined up, and eUnited confirmed his appointment as coach on April 2.

Interestingly, Faccento lives with benched eUnited player JKap, as well as 100 Thieves player Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt and 100 Thieves Head of esports ops, Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders, also a former professional player and coach.

The now former eUnited coach Brian ‘Saintt’ Baroska has confirmed he is looking for a new position in esports, and claims that the move had been in talks for over a month, despite him having no knowledge of it.

eUnited manager Matthew ‘Burns’ Potthoff, also a former professional player, replied to Saintt’s post, explaining that it had been discussed that “changes could be made”.

eUnited have already made a strong start since returning to CWL Pro League action for the cross division matches, beating Evil Geniuses, UYU and Red Reserve to improve their record to 8-3 overall.

Simp has been a standout performer already, but the team will know there is still work to do if they are to secure the organization’s first tournament win in over two years, at the upcoming CWL London, on May 3-5.

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Bizarre Black Ops Cold War bug is making players fall through maps

Published: 24/Nov/2020 11:44

by Jacob Hale

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Black Ops Cold War players are facing an issue which is seeing them completely fall through the maps in the game, and nobody knows why.

As with any new release, Cold War is not without its bugs. Players claim that the game is giving them free Dark Matter camos and, perhaps worst of all, even bricking their Xbox Series X consoles.

One of the major complaints about BOCW has been the lack of maps, with just eight being available at launch — and matters are about to get even worse for Treyarch if this bug persists.

In multiple clips, we’ve seen players simply falling through the map and dying, and it doesn’t seem bound to one particular map either.

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Moscow is one of the more popular maps in Black Ops Cold War — but this bug is making it difficult.

The first clip embedded below shows Sturmbrecher64 on Reddit playing out of their spawn on Garrison.

After moving behind some barrels for protection from incoming gunfire, Sturmbrecher just drops right through the floor, even granting his enemy the kill!

Sturmbrecher isn’t the only victim, though, as professional player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon of OpTic Chicago also found himself flying under the map randomly when trying to hold spawns on Moscow Hardpoint.

Needless to say, he didn’t hold the spawns, and actually isn’t the first major problem pros have found on Moscow: his OpTic teammate Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper actually found himself stuck in a glass window, unable to move when attempting to rotate to a different bombsite, with the only option being to throw a nade at his own feet or — in this lucky instance — have Envoy ‘punch’ him out of the spot.

It’s not clear yet whether these points specifically on each map are causing problems for players, or if it’s random, but it’s evidently something that is an issue across the game in general, so Treyarch will likely be finding ways to fix it up as soon as possible.