ZooMaa shuts down rumors that Priestahh got sick from adderall at CWL Fort Worth - Dexerto
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ZooMaa shuts down rumors that Priestahh got sick from adderall at CWL Fort Worth

Published: 20/Mar/2019 18:59 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 19:40

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan pro Call of Duty player Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto has given his take on the heavy rumors surrounding former teammate and now-100 Thieves player Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner. 

During the third and final day of competition at the CWL Fort Worth major tournament this past weekend, Priestahh fell ill in the middle of 100 Thieves’ match against Enigma6 Group in the fourth round of the Losers Bracket.

During the game two Search and Destroy, the young pro started vomiting on stage and had to be checked out by medical personnel, forcing 100T to bring in the Pro League substitute Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez as an emergency fill-in

Seeing as how Priestahh had been perfoming at an unbelievably high level over the first two maps, including a 50-kill performance in the game one Hardpoint, many began speculating that his illness had been caused by adderall.

Adderall, of course, has been widely used in the Call of Duty esports scene for years, with players taking it to stimulate their central nervous system and sharpen their focus and reaction time during matches. 

NPRThe widespread use of adderall at CoD events has been well-documented, with many pro players taking it to sharpen up during matches.

Amid this rampant speculation that Priestahh had gone down that route at CWL Fort Worth, ZooMaa shut down the notion that his former teammate takes adderall, and instead offered his own theory for why he got so ill.

“Put this on Reddit: I teamed with Priestahh, he does not take adderall man,” he said. “I don’t want him having that rep because he’s a good kid and doesn’t take that shit. People accusing him of taking adderall, that’s just bullshit.”

“He takes energy drinks, and I think what happened at the event is he took an energy drink and he took Pepto-Bismol because his stomach was bothering him, so I think the mix got him sick.”

Since his sickness, Priestahh has not publicly made any statements addressing the rumors that he took adderall at CWL Fort Worth.

His tweets have just been about the “heartbreaking” way the tournament ended for 100 Thieves and how thankful he was to fans and his girlfriend for helping him get through the illness. 

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.