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FormaL explains how Chicago Huntsmen will build the next CoD dynasty

Published: 16/Jan/2020 1:58

by Isaac McIntyre


With the dawn of the Call of Duty League, twelve star-studded teams have a chance to stake their claim as the new kings. In Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper’s eyes, however, there’s only one that will claim the crown – the Chicago Huntsmen.

FormaL is no stranger to winning. In 2017, he was crowned world champion, and named the tournament’s MVP. Though OpTic Gaming was on the verge of a stunning collapse months later, their leading star was at the top of his game.

The 25-year-old’s departure from the Green Wall saw the shock separation of the fabled ‘T2P’ duo, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and himself. Now, that legendary combo – alongside a cast of other stars – are ready to retake Call of Duty by storm.

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YouTube: CDL
FormaL believes the Huntsmen are in pole position to build a new dynasty in the CDL.

At least, that’s Formal’s belief as the CDL finally rolls into high gear at the launch weekend in Minnesota on January 24. In his eyes, the Huntsmen have a very real possibility of repeating OpTic’s past glories, especially considering their roster.

“The team is so well-rounded, and we have an unreal amount of talent under the banner, so all the pieces are there,” FormaL told CDL media ahead of the season opener. “We have the skill to be the best team in the Call of Duty League, by far.”

According to the champ, the lineup Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has assembled in Chicago is one of the most well-rounded rosters he’d ever played on. Now, if the Huntsmen can reignite the fire of the ‘T2P’ duo, they’ll be unstoppable.

“It was kind of crazy, the idea of reuniting me and Scump, and then bringing along the other three,” FormaL admitted. “Me and Seth have won like everything there is to win, and we want to put [the rest of the team] through that process now.”

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Chicago’s star thinks the legendary T2P duo can combine with a cast of hungry young stars to claim CDL glory.

Alongside the re-emergence of one of esports’ deadliest duos, FormaL believes Chicago’s key to success will be channeling the raw hunger from young stars Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman, Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, and Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon.

If they can manage that, Chicago have the chance to rival what FormaL believes to be the greatest dynasty of all – OpTic Gaming.

“If you look at dynasties, I think the OpTic Gaming dynasty might be considered the best in Call of Duty, but I think the OpTic dynasty fell apart because of egos, and two of the biggest were definitely myself and Seth” he said.

“I’ve been on Huntsmen now for two months, and I think now we have a better grasp on how we should be competitive with each other. Over the next few years we might have a brand new dynasty that’s just formed, and we’re going to see how far we can push ourselves, and see if we can make that happen.”

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 7:59 in the video below.

FormaL’s first chance to back up his beliefs come on January 24, when all twelve franchise squads descend on the Minneapolis Armory. The Huntsmen are set to make league history in the season opener against the Dallas Empire.

Chicago also get the chance to reunite Scump and FormaL with their old banners later the same weekend, when they face the new-look OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise squad. That clash will be held until the event’s final day.

Call of Duty

How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.