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KiLLa hits out at pro CoD teams for not offering him a coaching role

Published: 18/May/2019 12:45 Updated: 18/May/2019 13:11

by Joe Craven


Call of Duty World Champion Adam ‘KiLLa’ Sloss can’t understand why no pro teams have opted to approach him about coaching, despite his experience and knowledge.

Sloss won a World Championship back on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, playing alongside Karma, MiRx and Parasite on Fariko Impact. Since then, he has struggled to reach the same levels of success, being a part of 12 different teams since the start of 2016.

Regardless of his professional struggles in the last few years, he has remained a prominent community member, still renown for his understanding of Call of Duty, despite his performances slipping, and has vented his frustrations that he has not been utilized as a coach. 

GameSpotKiLLa (far left) won his World Championship in 2013.

“Imagine being known as a player that has found and created the meta in multiple cod titles over years and has known to be a great strategist of the game,” he tweeted, “always coming up with unique game plans and game winning SnD pushes.”

In a series of now-deleted follow up tweets, KiLLa even called out “shitty” teams that have failed to approach him for his services.

Coaching in Call of Duty has become more common of late, as the esport has grown in both tactics and the amount of money involved. Many ex-professionals have gone into coaching, for example Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow, who coaches OpTic Gaming.

Many fans backed KiLLa, believing he has what it takes to make a competent coach. It even prompted professional layer Dylan ‘MadCat’ Daly to respond, who believes KiLLa should have had a “coach spot somewhere this year 100%, got fools on 5 figures a month for nothing I know you’d push a decent team to a chip!”

KiLLa remains a popular member of the Call of Duty community and many would be eager to see him play a more influential role in the professional scene, and see what tactics he could bring to a pro team. 

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Crimsix backs “underrated” Slacked after CoD pro is snubbed by CDL teams

Published: 31/Oct/2020 11:10

by Joe Craven


Call of Duty legend Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has backed fellow pro player Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, after Slacked revealed he is set for a period in the Challengers League with no CDL teams willing to take him. 

While not a competitor for the title of best player of all time, Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry has consistently proven himself to be among the very best Call of Duty professionals in the world. He has won a host of major tournaments, most recently CWL Fort Worth in Black Ops 4 and CWL Birmingham in WWII.

However, the Modern Warfare season proved incredibly challenging for Slacked and his Seattle Surge roster. The team were barely competitive at any tournament, and three-time CoD World Champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow announced his retirement amid their struggles.

Now, as the Call of Duty League heads towards its second season, it seems the Surge’s struggles are fresh in the minds of the powers that be, because Slacked is set to face a season in the Challengers portion of the League.

Seattle Surge original roster for the first CDL season
Twitter: Seattle Surge
Seattle Surge’s roster has collapsed off the back of a poor first season.

Slacked to miss out on CDL?

On October 30, the ex-Luminosity pro tweeted that he was “shocked” at how the offseason has gone so far, with offers from CDL teams essentially non-existent.

“[I’m] still a F/A and looking like challengers,” he said. “Won back to back to back to back titles & had the best average placing before MW out of anyone other than the OpTic dynasty. So sad how the CoD scene is ran nowadays.”

CoD World Champion and all-time great Crimsix involved himself in the discussion, backing his fellow pro to find a CDL team ahead of the new season.

“CDL teams… cmon guys…” he tweeted. “Slacked is a prime example of a player who makes the people around him better. Consistent for years and, in my humble opinion, severely underrated in terms of what he can bring to a team.”

The endorsement, particularly from one of the very best to ever play Call of Duty, is a big compliment for Slacked. Whether it sees him picked up by a CDL outfit remains another issue, but it’s clear that at least some of those at the very top believe Slacked has what it takes to perform at the highest level.

The second CDL season is set to be fascinating, with Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves set to acquire the spot previously held by Los Angeles OpTic, and rumors that the Greenwall brand will find its way back to H3CZ in Chicago. We’ll be the first to update you if it does.