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JKap bashes Clayster on Twitter following eUnited roster shuffle

Published: 20/Mar/2019 22:39 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 0:33

by Albert Petrosyan

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The controversy surrounding eUnited’s recent roster change has continued to escalate, with Call of Duty pro player Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan taking aim at teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks on Twitter. 


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March 20 @ 5:30 PM PT

Following the Twitter exchange shown below, JKap proceeded to post more infammatory comments about Clayster, this time on Reddit. 

The post also shares his side of the story as to how the events unfolded leading up to their recent roster change, which saw JKap dropped from the starting lineup. 


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Following JKap’s contentious demotion from eUnited’s starting squad on March 19, CWL analyst Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler invited JKap and Clayster to tell their sides of the story on his popular CoDCast podcast.

After a series of exchanges on Twitter, JKap posted a couple of tweets in which he went off on the eUnited captain, calling him arrogant, self-centered, and a horrible teammate. 

“I was actually considering last night why I was so pissed at you in all this when realistically the decision to bench me was 100% Burns. And I came to the realization that I just don’t like you anymore because you are the most arrogant and self-centered person I’ve ever met.

Pair that with the fact that you’re consumed by trying to have all the fans like you (hence your quote about manipulating CoD reddit that I tweeted yesterday) and you’ve turned into an absolutely horrible teammate over the past few years since I last teamed with you in Advanced Warfare.”

Interestingly enough, Clayster responded to these tweets in a calm and collected manner, which is not what many would have expected from one of the more outspoken members of the competitive Call of Duty community.

“That’s cool dude,” he wrote. “You’re entitled to your opinion all you want. Good luck in whatever team you join.”

This pretty much sets in stone what most fans already suspected – that JKap will be on his way out of eUnited once the roster lock gets lifted on April 5.

eUnited/TwittereUnited’s squad will look differently from here on out as JKap has been dropped from substitute Simp.

Of course, the controversy first started when the mysterious Call of Duty insider known as the CoDBurner accused JKap of trying to “scumbag” Clayster and get him dropped from the eUnited roster.

Once JKap was dropped from the starting squad following their poor performance at CWL Fort Worth, he started expressing his frustrations on social media, even publicly suggesting a few times that Clayster had been the CoDBurner all along.

In fact, that was what led to this admittedly surprising barrage of insults, as those tweets came in reply of Clayster asking JKap to stop accusing him of being the CoDBurner. 

According to JKap, the idea of dropping Clayster was not even his own: “And for the record, trying to drop you was no at all just me. Idea didn’t even cross my mind until I heard the others talking about it first.”

“Never said it was all you, never even thought that,” Clay replied. “I don’t believe that you ‘brainwashed’ people into it, not sure why you think I do.”

As for settling their dispute, Clayster once again took the high road and claimed that he had nothing against JKap. 

Despite Clayster’s best efforts to calm the waters, it remains unclear for how long this roster controversy will continue to linger, especially if JKap has a difficult time find a suitable team in the next Rostermania period.

However, eUnited will definitely want to quickly get their minds back on what matters most, as their first week of cross-divisional matches at the CWL Pro League kick off on March 25. 

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CoD 2021 leaks: Release date, next Call of Duty developer, rumors

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:11

by James Busby

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From credible rumors to speculated release dates, find out everything you need to know about Call of Duty 2021. 

The ever-popular Call of Duty series has remained a staple pick for those looking to show off their quick reflexes and eagle-eyed aim. Whether you enjoy futuristic firefights or prefer the boots on the ground approach, Call of Duty has delivered numerous experiences over the years.

From the brutal battlefields of WWII to present-day conflicts, the series has continually visited and revisited numerous theatres of war with each new entry. 

With the next title on the horizon, let’s run through everything we know about CoD 2021. 

CoD 2021 release date

Black Ops Cold War screenshot
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Black Ops Cold War is the latest title to be released.

As of writing, we don’t have an official release date set for Call of Duty 2021. However, that hasn’t stopped us from making an educated guess. By following similar CoD release title trends, it’s fair to speculate that the game will release in early to mid-November. 

After all, the previous Call of Duty games all had November releases. Here’s a brief timeline of previous CoD release dates: 

  • Call of Duty 3: November 7, 2006
  • Modern Warfare: November 7, 2007
  • World at War: November 11, 2008
  • Modern Warfare 2: November 10, 2009
  • Black Ops: November 9, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: November 8, 2011
  • Black Ops II: November 13, 2012
  • Ghosts: November 5, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

While Infinity Ward changed things up with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, 2019, it is more than likely that CoD 2021 will keep to the usual November schedule. 

Call of Duty 2021 developer

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Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer’s last release was Call of Duty WWII.

So, now that we have an idea of when Call of Duty 2021 could release, who exactly is in charge of developing it? Well, if we take a look at the development cycle of the franchise, we might just get a few clues. 

Firstly, the three main studios developing the core Call of Duty games are Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games. Raven Software could be given the reigns, but this is unlikely, especially given they mainly focus on assisting each studio. 

The last four CoD games were developed by the following studios: 

  • Black Ops 4: Treyarch (2018)
  • Modern Warfare: Infinity Ward (2019)
  • Warzone: Infinity Ward / Raven Software (2020)
  • Black Ops Cold War: Treyarch / Raven Software (2020)

Judging from the timeline above, the most obvious candidate for Call of Duty 2021 is Sledgehammer Games. The developers behind CoD WWII have been missing from action since 2017, which would indicate that they have been busy working on the next big release. 

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software were tasked with releasing the next CoD game in 2020, but disagreements between the two arose, leading Treyarch to take the lead role. Sledgehammer’s title was then developed into Black Ops Cold War.

Quite how much of the project was reworked into Cold War remains to be seen, but it does seem likely that Sledgehammer Games would use this time to begin working on another title. If this wasn’t evident enough, last year, Sledgehammer reportedly hired 150 new staff and stated that they were actively working on multiple projects

Combine this with the fact that Infinity Ward has only just wrapped up development on Modern Warfare and Treyarch is still busy working on content for Black Ops Cold War – and you have a pretty strong case. 

Call of Duty 2021 rumors

Advanced Warfare screenshot
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Could a prequel to Advanced Warfare be in the works?

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Call of Duty 2021, with many fans speculating that the Sledgehammer could be making another entry in the Advanced Warfare series. However, renowned Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson believes that if that is the case, the game will be a prequel. 

“Warzone is going to have a Sledgehammer Games integration,” says Henderson. The whole purpose of Warzone is to convert free-to-play players into paid players by purchasing whichever title is integrated at the time. I just can’t see an EM1 laser rifle being in Warzone, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

This would be a jarring experience, particularly given Warzone’s arsenal currently utilizes real-world weaponry. Having highly futuristic guns could also upset the current balance of the game as well, an area Activision is constantly aiming to control. 

“Maybe we could see a Call of Duty WWII title, possibly like WWII but maybe a prequel or sequel. It would make a lot more sense for the weapons to be integrated into Warzone. It could be a modern or even a future title, but not set too far into the future where it wouldn’t make sense for the Warzone integration.”

While Henderson’s leaks have been correct in the past, these are just rumors and should be treated lightly. 

Call of Duty 2021 leaks

As for Call of Duty 2021 leaks, there has been no footage, screenshots, or box art showcasing the new title. Of course, you can expect to see the usual photoshopped images, blurry box art, fake emails, and rickrolls that come with every new Call of Duty release. 

Once we have any credible information, we’ll update this section further. 

Make sure you bookmark this feature and check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest CoD 2021 news.