JKap wishes he never won CoD World Championships under Denial Esports, here's why - Dexerto
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JKap wishes he never won CoD World Championships under Denial Esports, here’s why

Published: 16/May/2019 15:24 Updated: 16/May/2019 15:43

by Matt Porter

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Professional CoD player Jordan ‘Call of Duty Advanced Warfare World Championship had been won for “any other” organization.

JKap is one of the few men to have lifted Call of Duty’s richest prize, securing the Advanced Warfare World Championship alongside James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, Dillon ‘Attach’ Price and James ‘Crowder’ Crowder as part of Denial Esports.

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The team were classed as underdogs at the time, with few thinking they could go all the way in the esports’ biggest tournament, but managed to beat another surprise finalist in Team Revenge to secure victory the $400,000 winner’s purse.

Red Bull / Scott Duwe(L-R) JKap, Crowder, Clayser and Attach won the Advanced Warfare World Championship with Denial in 2015.

JKap wishes he hadn’t won CoD Championships with Denial

For many, winning the World Championship in your chosen field is the pinnacle of their career, and while it’s unlikely that JKap wishes he hadn’t won the tournament at all, he has expressed regret in terms of the organization he was representing at the time.

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In a tweet posted on May 15, JKap stated: “In hindsight, I wish we had won that world championship for any other [organization] but Denial. The [organization] would’ve fallen off to well deserved irrelevancy long ago if not for that.”

Teammate Attach shared the sentiment, replying: “I think us [four] can all agree on that. We made people think Denial was a top tier organization. To see everything they’ve done [and] been doing for years is terrible.”

Players and organizations claim lack of payment from Denial

Overtime Esports, the team who owned the spot that Denial Esports purchased to enter the CWL Pro League, have claimed that they are still owed “several tens of thousands of euros” from the sale which took place on January 28.

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Nathan ‘Natshay’ Dupuis, who played for Denial from the time of the sale up until April 19, has also stated that he has yet to be paid any salary by the organization.

This isn’t the first time that Denial have been in trouble for apparently failing to make payments. When current CEO Zachary Smith took over Denial, he paid off debts that had been outstanding from the organization’s previous owners, who had not paid salaries to players.

Skillshot MediaSmith has stepped down from his position at Denial Esports.

Following the statements released by Overtime and Natshay, Smith responded by saying that the reason Natshay failed to receive any payments from Denial was due to “existing immigration laws regarding work authorization and visas,” and in a statement, announced that he was stepping away from running the day-to-day operations of Denial.

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Strategic Advisor Jerry Nguyen will be promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in his stead, and will take over control of operations at the controversial org.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce

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After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.

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Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.

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As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.

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The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

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The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.

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