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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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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton

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An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”