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How does an Overwatch pro fare against CoD stars in Modern Warfare?

Published: 28/Nov/2019 0:40

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty and Overwatch combined when two pros from New York-based teams joined forces in Modern Warfare’s 2v2 mode and later face off against one another with a surprising outcome.

The Excelsior’s Jong-ryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park and Subliners’ Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi were put on a server together to run wild against anyone who dared to face off against them.

Amusingly, despite Saebyeolbe asking the Call of Duty pro to “carry him,” Accuracy told the South Korean star that he may be doing a lot of the carrying considering he would be using mouse and keyboard, which baffled the DPS main.

“With a mouse and keyboard you’ll be hitting every shot,” Abdi said.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentCould Saebyeolbe be a future Call of Duty star?

“Do you use a console?” the shocked Park asked, unaware that professional Call of Duty players have been on console for a long time and thus use controllers.

As it turned out, Saebyeolbe dominated in 2v2, despite not being able to blink around the map as he’s used to doing as Tracer in OWL.

The two players, who have incredibly different backgrounds, actually made quite a decent team with good call outs and incredibly clutch plays. After a few wins in a row, SBB made a startling statement.

“I like this game,” he admitted. “It’s better than Overwatch.”

“Oooh,” Accuracy laughed. “Shots, shots, shots.”

After the two were finished playing Call of Duty, they hopped on FIFA to play against each other and discovered playing the game on a PC was a bit more difficult than on console.

Despite having the ball and heading towards Accuracy’s goal, the 23-year-old Excelsior star couldn’t figure out how to pass or shoot. A similar predicament seemed to thwart Abdi’s attempt on goal too, as he couldn’t live up to his tag with a horribly wide miss.

After an embarrassing boring 0-0 FIFA game, Saebyeolbe and Accuracy resorted to settling their soccer game with a 1v1 round in Modern Warfare.

For his part, the Overwatch star managed to hold his own and avoid being shutout. While Accuracy had a 4-1 lead at one point, as the match wore on, SBB started finding his groove and stormed back cutting the lead to 6-5 at one point.

ActivisionBut how would a Call of Duty pro do in Overwatch?

In the end, however, Accuracy put the 2x Stage Playoff champion down ending the 1v1 with a final score of 10-6.

With a little more time and practice, it would be interesting to see just how good Saebyeolbe becomes at Call of Duty, especially considering he said he likes the game more than Overwatch.

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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.”

Fortnite Item Shop
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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.