Excelerate Gaming finalize roster overhaul ahead of CWL Fort Worth - Dexerto
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Excelerate Gaming finalize roster overhaul ahead of CWL Fort Worth

Published: 6/Mar/2019 23:28 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 2:25

by Albert Petrosyan


Rostermania is in full force as Excelerate Gaming have parted ways with their professional Call of Duty roster less than two weeks before the CWL Fort Worth major tournament is set to kick off.

Update, March 9: Excelerate announced their roster for Fort Worth and the Pro League – and it includes two former players. Although ExG previously announced that their entire roster has parted ways, ProFeeZy and MRuiz have found their way back on the team. Joining them will be Brack and JetLii from Midnight, as well as Skyz from UYU.

Excelerate Gaming Roster

  • ProFeeZy
  • MRuiz
  • JetLii
  • Skyz
  • Brack
  • Coach: Ricky

Original story as follows.

All five players from ExG’s starting lineup – Christpher ‘ProFeezy’ Astudillo, Michael ‘Beehzy’ Said, Mike ‘MRuiz’ Ruiz, Robert ‘RobbieB’ Brugnoli and Austin ‘Believe’ Smith – have parted ways with the org and are no longer in the CWL Pro League.

“We’d like to wish them the best of luck going forward, and want to thank them for all they’ve done while under Excelerate,” said CEO Justin Tan. “With CWL Fort Worth approaching quickly, we plan to have an announcement soon, regarding our CWL Pro League roster. 

Prior to ExG’s formal announcement, ProFeezy had already confirmed that he, Beehzy, MRuiz, and Believe were looking for a new organization to represent at Fort Worth.

They’ve also announced that they are looking for a new fifth player for their team as they’ve chosen not to keep on RobbieB, and it’s highly unlikely that they would be will to recruit their former teammate FA5TBALLA after his contentious demotion to the substitute’s role a few weeks ago

With franchising on the horizon for next year, many are speculating this is a sign that ExG are trying to maximize on profits by selling their Pro League spot for this season, with major orgs like FaZe Clan apparently in the mix as potential buyers.

Others believe that ExG will hold on to their spot and are simply getting rid of an underachieving and largely inexperienced group of players in favor of more seasoned and experienced veterans. 

As for the CWL rule that requires all orgs to retain at least one player that took part in the Pro League, ExG have met this requirement by keeping on FA5TBALLA as their substitute. 

ExGA lot has changed with the ExG Call of Duty roster that first qualified for the CWL Pro League.

Regardless of what ends up happening down the line, the more urgent question is which group of players will ExG be fielding at the upcoming CWL Fort Worth pro tournament, which is set to take place March 15-17.

The deadline for all roster moves has been set to March 8, so we will not have to wait too long to find out who will be representing ExG. 

ExG are currently in Pool C with Midnight Esports, Splyce, and Luminosity Gaming, so whoever ends up putting on their jersey will definitely have their work cut out.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce


After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.