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Evil Geniuses spotted with potential new fifth following CWL Anaheim disappointment

Published: 19/Jun/2019 13:39 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 14:20

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty roster change, following an image which was released of their latest scrim session.

The Evil Geniuses organisation has not found much success in the CoD World League since trading their world championship roster with Team Envy at the start of the CWL season.

Following their disappointing result at CWL Anaheim, where they finished Top 16, the team seem to have had enough of their current roster as they were spotted in a pre-game lobby with former Splyce star Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi taking the place of the CWL rookie, Timothy ‘Phantomz’ Landis.

Accuracy was regarded as one of the best Call of Duty players in 2018.

It is quite likely that the Evil Geniuses squad are looking at picking up Accuracy, as both him and Phantomz have been accustomed to the main AR roles in their teams so far in Black Ops 4.

It should also come as no shock to see Accuracy playing with other teams, as he is currently an “unrestricted free agent”, after he announced he was released from Splyce, shortly after being moved to the substitute position on June 3.

The deadline for the final roster movement window of the CWL season will is June 20, which means players will only have a short time before settling on any roster changes.

Any rosters locked in beyond this point will be stuck together for the remainder of Black Ops 4, including the CWL Finals in Miami and the Call of Duty World Championship, which will take place in Los Angeles, California.

Although many suspect the roster change is going to take place, it has not confirmed by Evil Geniuses or any of the players involved as of now, and it is possible that Accuracy may have just been filling in.

The next time fans will get to see teams debut their new lineups from the current transfer window will be for the return of the CWL Pro League, which kicks off again on June 24.

Full speculated Evil Geniuses roster: 

  • John ‘Xotic’ Bruno
  • Dillon ‘Attach’ Price
  • Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov
  • Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan
  • Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi
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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.