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FaZe Clan’s ‘Attach’ Explains the In-Game Role Changes Within Their Call of Duty Team

Published: 28/May/2018 22:04 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan professional Call of Duty player Dillon ‘Attach’ Price has provided an explanation for the apparent in-game role changes within their team.

The former World Champion released a video on May 28th in which he described why he and teammate Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner have essentially swapped roles.

Since the start of the WWII season, the roles within FaZe’s CoD team had been pretty much set in stone. 

Attach and Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto had manned the SMG Slayer roles, James ‘Replays’ Crowder was the main AR player, and Priestahh was the Flex, which meant that he could use an AR or SMG based on the map and game mode.

However, after a disastrous 0-3 start in the first week of the CWL Pro League Stage 2, it appeared that the team had decided to make a major change, giving Priestahh the SMG role while Attach became the Flex.

The move looked to have helped the squad in a big way as they bounced back nicely in Week Two to go 3-1 and improve to 3-4 overall in the Pro League.

In his video, Attach not only confirmed the change, but also offered the team’s insight and reasoning behind the decision.

“We were just in a weird state after the first week of the League, when we obviously got destroyed. Second week we turned it around and went 3-1 […] Pretty much, it just felt like it fits the pacing of our team better. Priestahh plays faster than I do, so his pace plays better with a Sub, whereas I play a little slow, I would be able to anchor spawns more with an AR because I was already kind of doing that with the Sub, and that doesn’t really make sense. I’m in like AR positions and stuff and so it just screws kind of a weird pace. So we felt like the switch was needed and I think it’s been helping. I’m playing well, everyone on the team has been playing well. The way we play in game, everything is just like smooth the way we play in-game, so we’re all liking the change.”

The remainder of the video is a recording of Attach’s gameplay with an AR weapon, primarily the STG-44, as he plays against fellow professionals in a competitive ‘Money 8s’ match online.

Seeing Attach primarily play with an AR may be a sight for sore eyes as the veteran plays has manned the SMG role for most of his time since becoming a full-time professional.

The entirety of the video can be viewed below, or on Attach’s official YouTube channel.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.