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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Streamer frags out in Black Ops Cold War with Rockband guitar controller

Published: 30/Nov/2020 20:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players have been known to whip out some pretty outlandish controllers in years past, and now that trend has continued with Black Ops Cold War with one streaming using a Rockband guitar.

Twitch streamer TheStevieP decided to play the game’s zombies and even multiplayer mode with the absurd controller, but was actually seeing some success with it despite its obvious limitations.

While playing with a guitar may sound impossible, especially with a game as fast-paced as COD, TheStevieP found a button layout setup that gets the job done.

“Walk is down on the strum bar, walking backward is up on the strum bar,” he explained. “To look around, red is to the left, yellow is to the right, blue is up, orange is down. And green shoots.”

However, some of the drawbacks of playing with the guitar are that he doesn’t have a reload button or a grenade button that could get him into some serious trouble in the heat of a firefight.

“If I get a kill in multiplayer I’m going to laugh,” he chuckled. “The person who dies to me deserves to be laughed at.”

As it turns out, his remark was spot on, because just a little bit later, the streamer hopped into multiplayer to partake in some TDM on the infamous Miami map.

After struggling with four deaths to his name, TheStevieP ended up getting into an extremely awkward firefight on a stairway. After missing his first few shots and taking some damage, he managed to finally land a direct hit, eliminating his opponent.

“Yo!” he jumped up with his arms raised in victory.

As he let out a hardy belly laugh, the streamer did end up falling himself, but it was perfectly fine by him, who still couldn’t believe he managed to pull off the frag.

“Let’s go!” he beamed again with glee.

The clip taking from the stream ended up being posted to Reddit where it received a whopping 3.8K upvotes by users on the platform who were impressed with the play.

Black Ops Cold War is still very young so there is no telling what else streamers and content creators will try to up the ante in the bizarre controller department. As it stands though, this was one heck of a way to kick off the entertainment.