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G2 Esports announce return to Call of Duty for Black Ops 4 with all-star lineup

Published: 25/Oct/2018 16:16 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 16:25

by Calum Patterson


G2 Esports have announced the signing of five top professional Call of Duty players for the Black Ops 4 season, finalizing much of Rostermania for top teams in the NA region.

After much speculation, G2 have officially secured the signatures of Ricky ‘Ricky’ Stacy, Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento, Martin ‘Chino’ Chino, Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic and Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato.

Chino and Decemate both join after leaving Team Envy, while Blazt and Ricky join from the recently released CompLexity roster. 

Faccento was the only player left unaccounted for from the Echo Fox roster of the 2018 season, who like compLexity are stepping out of Call of Duty for the time being.

Their place in the CWL (should they qualify) is taken Spanish organization G2, who return to Call of Duty esports for the first time since early 2017.

After a cryptic teaser posted on October 24, the organization announced their full roster on October 25.

The team have already been spotted practicing together in Search and Destroy tournaments online, as the competitive Call of Duty scene awaits the release of a full CWL ruleset.

The first event of the 2019 CWL season will take place in Las Vegas, on December 7-9, 2018. Given the pro point standings and Stage Two placings of these players from last season, G2 should be guaranteed a pool play spot.

Keep up to date with all the moves in Rostermania with our dedicated coverage hub, complete with a full list of transfers.

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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.