H3CZ and ACHES explain why forcing CWL teams to rebrand could hurt Call of Duty - Dexerto
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H3CZ and ACHES explain why forcing CWL teams to rebrand could hurt Call of Duty

Published: 12/Mar/2019 18:44 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 19:39

by Daniel Cleary

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Two-time world champion Patrick “ACHES” Price discussed his thoughts on the Call of Duty World League’s upcoming franchising model and their potential challenges.

In the latest episode of Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez’s ‘The Eavesdrop Podcast’, ACHES and H3CZ go back and forth while discussing the potential for next year and how crucial it is for Activision to adopt the right model with H3CZ saying that “this year is going to define how the rest of Call of Duty history is going to be defined.”

Towards the end of the podcast, the pair began to discuss the impact that a regional franchise model, similar to the Overwatch League’s current layout, could have on the Call of Duty competitive scene.

Eric Ananmalay / ESPAT MediaACHES won the Call of Duty World Championship in 2014 and 2018.

When discussing the possibility that organizations will need to change their branding specifically for this new league, as they have in Overwatch ACHES voiced his concern with the idea: “As a player, I don’t care about the geolocation, I just think swapping out brands is the dumbest thing we can do.”

Despite being fine with organizations having to set up headquarters in separate regions, ACHES felt that the iconic competitive call of duty teams having to rebrand would be too extreme, saying: “Losing the brand would lose too much, it’s like starting over, it doesn’t look right.”

The League of Legends in North America (LCS) and Europe (LEC).

The LCS and LEC already runs similarly to how the current CWL is staged in Columbus, where organizations are allowed to keep their branding and have all the matches played in the one venue and ACHES believes that this could possibly be the solution.

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

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Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.