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How an overlooked CoD pro emerged as an MVP contender

Published: 29/May/2020 12:22

by Shane King

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When it comes to talking about who is the best player in the Call of Duty League, the likes of  Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall and Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon are all thrown into the conversation. However, there is one name who frequently flies under the radar: Adam ‘GodRx’ Brown

The Minnesota ROKKR star is known for his aggression with different assault rifles. With these, he has managed to break into the upper echelon of players that have been excelling in the Modern Warfare season, often outshining his more experienced teammates.

In his first 3 years Brown never managed anything remarkable and it looked like he would stay in the tier of journeyman pros in the shadows of legends. Despite this, in the first Call of Duty League campaign, he is on the verge of becoming a world-class star player.

In early 2018, he joined Ghost Gaming and we got a taste of what he could achieve at the top level. At CWL Seattle, he showed his clinical accuracy and how he could hold down objectives when under great pressure and this what put him on the radar of the great teams going into the 5v5 era.

After securing a surprise top four at the Black Ops 4 Champs with Enigma6, he earned his place in the new Call of Duty League on the Minnesota ROKKR and has been constantly impressive since joining. The ROKKR are known to be one of the most consistent teams in the league and this is largely due to the slaying power provided by their AR star.

Not being widely recognized as one of the best might make GodRx one of the most underrated players in the whole CDL.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.