Former Team Kaliber CoD Pro 'Fero' Declares Free Agency; Others May Follow Soon [UPDATED] - Dexerto
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Former Team Kaliber CoD Pro ‘Fero’ Declares Free Agency; Others May Follow Soon [UPDATED]

Published: 29/Aug/2018 0:47 Updated: 29/Aug/2018 3:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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UPDATE – 7:04 PM PT
It has since been announced that Fero will be joining 100 Thieves’ new Call of Duty roster, along with former Team Kaliber teammate Kenny. More information can be found here.

UPDATE – 7:36 PM PT
Enable has announced that he will also be leaving tK, confirming the previous speculation. Details of his departure can be seen here.


Call of Duty pro player Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez has announced that he has left Team Kaliber and entered free agency ahead of the Black Ops 4 season.

Fero is the second tK player to declare free agency, joining Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams, who also announced that he has left the org on August 28.

Fero’s announcement came via a post on his Twitter page, shortly after Kenny had tweeted his own farewell.

I’m no longer apart of @TeamKaliber I would like to personally thank @KOSDFF for all he has done for me from the get I received nothing but love from the org and fans and couldn’t be more grateful but I am excited for the future BELIEVE THAT

A long time member of the Search and Destroy community, Fero made his professional debut in CoD when he joined tK in April of this year.

He quickly established himself as an important player, and was instrumental in their road to winning the Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs and placing second at the CWL Championships.

With Fero gone, tK are left with just Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi and Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt as the only two active players left on the roster.

However, all signs point to those two players as also being on the way out as both have taken out any references to tK from their social media page(s).

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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.