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FaZe Clan’s Black Ops 4 CWL Pro League Roster confirmed? Rated drops massive hint

Published: 5/Apr/2019 14:36 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:55

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty Pro League roster has been may have been ‘confirmed’ by current Red Reserve player Rhys ‘Rated‘ Price.

Are FaZe replacing Red Reserve?

During a stream on April 4, Red Reserve player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall hinted at FaZe Clan potentially Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris that they have been made homeless by the organization.

Since Skrapz’ bombshell, rumors have swirled regarding a potential new-look FaZe Pro League roster. April 5 marked the lifting of the current roster lock, allowing teams to make moves during the transfer period.

MLGFaZe Clan missed out on qualification to the Black Ops 4 Pro league.

Who is on the FaZe roster?

One potential roster, centered around current RR players Skrapz and Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris, which also included Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto, McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel and Maurice ‘Fero’ Hernandez was posted to the CoDCompetitive subreddit – leading to increased speculation.

Rated ‘confirmed’ the squad in a comment on the CoDCompetitive subreddit, where a post had been made about the potential FaZe roster. “Replace two people & you’ve got the roster. One on loan one recently dropped maybe I dunno,” stated Rated, adding a winking face to his comment.

After one fan guessed that the players he was referring to were Dillion ‘Attach’ Price and Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, Rated added: “Ding, ding, ding – we have a winner.”

The rumored squad seemingly falls in accordance with CWL Pro League rules as at least one current RR player would have to remain on the roster if FaZe picks up the spot.

The current Red Reserve roster, however, looks set for a split, with Skrapz and Rated firing shots at each other on Twitter about a number of rumored roster moves and changes.

Is Rated right about the line-up?

Just who that holdover player would be is at this point unknown, despite this rumored and ‘confirmed’ roster including Skrapz and Zer0. Both players recently announced their free agency from the RR roster, and that they were open to discussions with other organizations.

While Rated may have ‘confirmed’ the roster on Reddit, an official announcement is yet to be made and potential plans could still change as they attempt to secure their lineup.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.