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European CoD Team Leave Organization Day After Joining as Funding to CWL Anaheim Not Provided

Published: 29/May/2018 21:55 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Calum Patterson

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A European CoD roster has publicly accused German based organization ‘Nordic’ of failing to provide funding to CWL Anaheim – only a day after they joined the team to represent them at the event.

Nordic released their previous roster on May 27th – a move that surprised many on social media – before announcing their current lineup on May 28th.

The news that Nordic had dropped the previous roster, which included former Team Vitality player Eddy “Malls” Maillard, was also met with criticizm. 

Luke “Bidz” Biddle who was on the old roster, debated with Nordic’s Chief Marketing Officer over Twitter, calling the decision to drop them “dumb shit”, but apparently the organization had “no other choice”.

The new lineup was announced, but barely 24 hours later it looks like the deal has broken down.

English player Louis “LouiCM” Morton tweeted that the squad was no longer with the organization, after they have apparently been told that Nordic “cannot afford the event”.

The team was recruited to represent Nordic at CWL Anaheim and the Last Chance Qualifiers for the Call of Duty World Championship.

We reached out to Nordic to address the accusation made by LouiCM.

“[The] tweet is true. We got this team under contract and the plan was to send them to Anaheim and the LCQ if they qualified. Everything was sorted and the money was promised by our sponsors and ourselves.

In the last 12 hours one of our biggest sponsors fell away. They promised us and told us no problem, they would pay everything – but then yesterday we got the message, that this event is too expensive.

We tried everything, contacting other companies to try our best to sort the money, but we weren’t able to sort the whole event and contacted the team to tell them.

After this the team decided to leave. Of course, from an outsider perspective it seems like we kind of [screwed] the team, but we tried our best to stand by our words and the contract, but its impossible for us to fund this from our own money.”

Since LouiCM’s post, a number of other players have also spoken out against the organization, including former players Brad “endurAAA” Hughes and Josh “Creza” Burman.

EndurAAA in fact claimed that Nordic had been hoping their previous roster would win amateur European CoD League ‘VAL’, in order to take a percentage of the winnings to fund the new team.

Nordic Chief Marketing Officer responded stating endurAAA was not informed on the situation.

Creza, who represented Nordic alongside endurAAA at CWL Birmingham, claims that Nordic owe him €150.

He later shared a Whats App conversation he had with Nordic’s CMO in which he threatens legal action and claims that Creza is not owed €150.

The recently recruited roster seem to be on the search for a new organization already, in hopes of still making it out to Anaheim, for the event on June 15th – 17th.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.