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FaZe reveal stacked FC Black roster for CWL Fort Worth

Published: 15/Mar/2019 10:28 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 11:13

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty scene after a four-year absence. That iteration of the lineup ended up with a 21-24-place finish at the event – securing a spot at the CWL Pro League qualifier where they finished 17-20th, missing out on the Pro League. 

Now, FC Black will be returning at CWL Fort Worth with a brand-new roster that is stacked with young talent. Like at Vegas, the team will be competing in the amateur bracket, but this time around, they are likely to be one of the favorites. 

Twitter: FaZeThe FC Black roster returned at CWL Vegas – but will look a little different at CWL Fort Worth

The new-look team will consist of returning members Obey ‘Asim’ Asim, Thomas ‘GRVTY’ Malin and Timothy ‘Phantomz’ Landis but will be flanked by former FaZe Clan member McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovial.

They will also be joined by Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr as the rising star joins the squad on loan from eUnited. This will be Simp’s first CWL event appearance after he turned the age necessary to compete, 18, at the beginning of February.

With a roster stacked full of talent, FC Black has been handed the fourth-seed in the open bracket and will likely be one of the favorites to be crowned champions of the $75,000 tournament.

There is $15,000 on offer for the eventual winner, alongside 5,000 pro points – so there is plenty of incentive for a strong showing from the new-look squad.

FC Black Roster:

  • Obey ‘Asim’ Asim
  • Thomas ‘GRVTY’ Malin
  • McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovial
  • Timothy ‘Phantomz’ Landis
  • Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
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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.