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H3CZ announces NRG’s Chicago Call of Duty roster with Scump and FormaL

Published: 24/Oct/2019 15:54 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 19:09

by Calum Patterson


NRG co-CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has announced the five-man starting roster for the Chicago Call of Duty franchise, and it features the reunion of former OpTic duo Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

In a video posted on October 24, H3CZ also discussed his own exit from OpTic Gaming – the organization he led for over a decade, until deciding to leave following the acquisition by Immortals Gaming Club.

Although Immortals have also secured a spot in the 2020 Call of Duty League, H3CZ decided to leave and start fresh, joining up with NRG, where he is expected to oversee much of the new CoD franchise.

NRG’s Chicago Call of Duty roster

Closing out the video, H3CZ confirmed the full starting roster.

  • Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner
  • Matthew ‘FormaL‘ Piper
  • Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman
  • Alec ‘Arcitys‘ Sanderson
  • Dylan ‘Envoy‘ Hannon

These are only the players who are expected to start for the roster – each team in the Call of Duty League is also required to have a minimum of two substitute players, and a maximum of five.

Scump and FormaL bring ‘T2P’ back

For (ex)-OpTic fans, it will be exciting to see the return of the formidable Scump and FormaL duo. As both players reached the peak of their careers throughout Advanced Warfare, Black Ops II and Infinite Warfare, they were core to the dynasty which dominated CoD esports.

Both players will be desperate to get back to winning ways in Modern Warfare though. They won a tournament each in the Black Ops 4 season, but fell short at the end of the year with their respective teams. 

After winning their first world championship rings together in 2017, followed by a very public falling out, it will be interesting to see if they can find their groove again with this new roster.

Scump and FormaL (known as the T2P duo) have a long and successful history together.

Arcitys, Gunless and Envoy on one team

Although the return of T2P will steal the headline, this trio of Arcitys, Gunless and Envoy provides three of the best slayers in Call of Duty uniting on a single roster, and will be a scary sight for any opponent.

Both Arcitys and Gunless have played somewhat similar roles on their teams in the past, versatile players who can dominate as either an aggressive or slower-paced Assault Rifle player.

Envoy, meanwhile, will be hoping to continue his form from the Black Ops 4 season, where he was one of the breakout young stars, earning a move from Midnight to Gen.G, where he excelled and almost pushed them to a championship at the CWL Playoffs. Heartbreak at champs saw him crash out in top 32, but he will be keen to bounce back, and he now has a superstar squad around him.

Activision - Call of DutyEnvoy was an instant star with GenG.

Chicago is still to reveal it’s logo and official team name (although a leak from the Call of Duty website may have already given it away), but this stacked roster will be more than enough to earn them lots of new fans.

H3CZ’s involvement alone was enough to attract many former OpTic fans, and now with Scump – the biggest name in CoD esports – teaming up with FormaL again, this may well be the best-supported team in the league. Whether this translates to results, however, remains to be seen.

Keep up with all of the offseason roster moves and player signings with our dedicated Call of Duty League offseason RosterMania hub.

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Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 5:58

by Brad Norton


If you’re always pushing the pace and playing aggressively in Call of Duty, SMGs should be your go-to in Black Ops Cold War and we’ve got an overview of the fastest Milano 821 loadout possible.

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, SMGs are always about up-close engagements. You should be trying to blitz your way through the map and towards the next kill.

As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your weapon of choice to fit that playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

Thankfully, the Milano 821 is an early unlock in the SMG category and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

Milano loadout Black Ops Cold War
Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

The 10.6 Task Force Barrel might be the strongest attachment in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of fine aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing the pace.

With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

Black Ops gameplay
You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

Make sure you’re running Gung-Ho in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll always be on the move, running and gunning with every fight. This will help keep you ahead of the competition with seamless movement.

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides to set up the best classes in Cold War.