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H3CZ explains why CDL teams should pick up non-CoD players

Published: 28/Nov/2019 13:31 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 13:40

by Jacob Hale


NRG and Chicago Huntsmen co-CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has explained why he thinks Call of Duty League franchises should pick up players from outside of Call of Duty to fill out their squads in the upcoming season.

H3CZ is heading up the Chicago Huntsmen franchise alongside his co-workers at NRG Esports, with the Call of Duty League starting in January 2020 and 11 other teams joining Chicago in the league.

One feature the league has implemented this season, unlike in others, is a soft salary cap with a luxury tax for going over it. This means teams can only salary their players up to a certain amount (believed to be in the region of $1.5m across the entire team per year) and will be taxed for going over it.

YouTube: OpTic GamingH3CZ joined NRG and created Chicago Huntsmen in October 2019

When asked about the salary cap in an episode of EGL’s Spitfire podcast, H3CZ explained that thanks to his following he has a structure in place that allows him to attract the best players.

He added, though, that new teams to the league might want to take a different approach to sourcing players and utilizing the salary cap.

“If I’m coming into the league and all the popular personalities are taken, I’m going into Halo, Rainbow Six, all these other communities, and trying to convince people to come play for my team.”

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H3CZ then goes on to say that he understands people will hate the idea because you’ve got to take care of your own, but adds that “from a business standpoint, I’m going to create a storyline for myself.”

He cites players like Crimsix and Formal moving over from Halo to Call of Duty, and the unparalleled success they’ve seen since, adding that if he was new to the space he would be going and picking up the TOX Halo players to join the team, multiple-time world champions that previously represented OpTic under H3CZ’s watch.

The idea of using players from other games for narrative purposes is a unique viewpoint that not many would have considered, but makes sense after H3CZ’s explanation. Without the threat of relegation, teams are able to take risks and have eyes on them by default – something Hector is all too familiar with.

H3CZ is a master of storylines in esports, building brands off the back of the content they create and the stories they can tell. He has a level of experience running Call of Duty teams that very few can replicate

It could also be a solid move for players in other esports: a guaranteed minimum salary of $50,000 and a stable place of work is a luxury you can’t take for granted.

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby


The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
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The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 

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