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eUnited CoD team promote Simp to starting lineup following CWL Fort Worth

Published: 19/Mar/2019 21:18 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 22:03

by Albert Petrosyan

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eUnited have made a change to the Call of Duty professional roster, promoting substitute Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr to the starting lineup for the CWL Pro League. 

The roster move was announced on March 19 via a tweet from eUnited: “Coming off an impressive Open Bracket Finals win, we are proud to announce that Simp will be in the starting lineup during next week’s Pro League matches.”

In order to make room from Simp in the starting squad, eUntied have decided to demote Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan to the substitute’s role for the time being. 

The wording used the tweet seems to suggest that this could be trial phase for Simp in the starting lineup for the upcoming week of matches, so we may see this change reversed if things don’t go according to plan.

However, if things do end up working out, then Simp will likely remain in the starting lineup beyond next week, and JKap may be forced to either suffice with being a substitute or find a new team in the Pro League. 

This roster move comes after Simp put in a steller performance in helping FaZe Clan Black dominate the Open Bracket Tournament at CWL Fort Worth.

The squad dropped only four maps the entire competition, although they had to reverse sweep Mindfreak in the Grand Final to secure the first place prize.

eUnited, however, could not have had a worse tournament, as they ended up placing last after finishing fourth in Pool D and getting knocked out by 100 Thieves in the first round of the Losers Bracket. 

SCUF GamingSimp and his FaZe Clan Black team finished first in the Open Bracket Tournament at CWL Fort Worth.
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Shortly after this roster move was officially announced, JKap tweeted out his side of the story and claimed innocence from the controversial claims that were made against him.

“All I want to address right now is the fact that “CoDBurner” has the whole community believing that I brainwashed three adult men,” he wrote. “It’s completely laughable, but everyone believes it because this community is all hive mindset.”

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He is, of course, referring to the mysterious insider known as the CoDBurner claiming that he had tried his best to get teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks dropped from the team well before CWL Fort Worth, but that his attempt had pretty much backfired.

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Controversy aside, eUnited will look to keep their head in the game if they want to bounce back from their tough showing at CWL Fort Worth.

The CWL Pro League has entered its cross-divisional stage, and eU, who currently sit second in Division B with a 5-2 record, are scheduled to play Evil Geniuses, UYU, and Red Reserve in the upcoming week.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.