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Gen.G CoD players react to shock CWL Championship 2019 elimination

Published: 15/Aug/2019 15:08 Updated: 15/Aug/2019 15:41

by Matt Porter


A number of Call of Duty players have reacted to their stunning early exit from the 2019 edition of the FPS title’s biggest event, CWL Champs.

Gen.G went into the final Black Ops 4 event on the year as one of the odds-on favorites to lift the trophy on Sunday, hoping to bounce back from their grand finals defeats at CWL Anaheim and CWL Finals to finish their 2019 season on the ultimate high.

The second seeds fell foul of two amateur squads in Fuego Gaming and Team WaR, losing 3-2 and 3-0 respectively, to find themselves bottom of their pool, and mathematically eliminated from the competition before the first day of competition had even concluded.

MLGGen.G were one of the favorites heading into the event.

In the aftermath of their shock exit from the competition, and then end of their competitive season, a number of the team’s players reacted to their losses on social media, sharing their thoughts on what could have been a dream weekend in Los Angeles, which quickly turned into a nightmare.

Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrell tweeted that he was “heartbroken” and at an “all time low” following their defeats, before thanking his squad for their season, stating: “Couldn’t have asked for better teammates throughout the year, I’m glad to have gone through all the highs and lows we had together with you guys, and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Michael ‘MajorManiak Syzmaniak echoed his teammates thoughts, tweeting: “Truly one of the worst feelings in the world. We put our hearts and souls into this game and to end the year like this is heartbreaking. Got nobody to blame but myself.”

“Everyone that supports me and Gen.G, I appreciate so much. It’s been an absolute blessing being surrounded by such incredible and brilliant people throughout the year, they’re such a prestigious organization and to let them down at the biggest event is what hurts the most.

SMG player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon, who replaced Michael ‘Spacely’ Schmale on the roster back in March, was simply stunned by their results, revealing that he just couldn’t believe that his “year ends like this,” and that he didn’t know “what to think” as the dust settles on their performance.

The org themselves were equally gobsmacked, simply tweeting “We have no words” as Gen.G’s elimination was confirmed.

Finally, Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez blamed “complacency” for their issues, before releasing a Twitlonger describing how much the team mate to him, and how grateful he was to have been given the chance to compete at the top of Black Ops 4 in 2019.

“Last year after Champs, I didn’t know what my future held, and was scared that the last six years were going to go to waste,” wrote the 21-year-old. “Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to play with you guys. We were scraps and nobodies at the beginning of BO4, but we banded together and became one of the best teams in the world.”

“We didn’t play our best today, but we had a hell of a year and I hope everyone gets the opportunity they deserve next year. Good luck to the rest of the teams left in this tournament.

Twitlonger: MauxThe full Twitlonger released by Maux.

What the future holds for the current Gen.G lineup remains to be seen, as next season’s franchise league is likely to major movement between players and organizations as they attempt to secure spots and rosters heading into the Modern Warfare season. 

Whether this roster will enter the next game as a unit is unknown, but it appears that they are all grateful for the opportunity they had this year, even if the last tournament didn’t pan out as they had hoped.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.