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LA Guerrillas drop ACHES and confirm new lineup for CDL Los Angeles

Published: 5/Mar/2020 19:52 Updated: 5/Mar/2020 20:36

by Albert Petrosyan

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The LA Guerrillas Call of Duty League team has made several roster changes ahead of CDL Los Angeles, including the removal of veteran Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price from the starting lineup.

With already three events in the books for the inaugural 2020 Call of Duty League season, the CDL’s good, bad, and ugly are starting to become more apparent.

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Guerrillas are among the teams that have had a slow start; they’re currently tied for eighth with only 10 points and one win from their first four matches.

LA Guerrillas - TwitterThree players, including ACHES, have been dropped from LA Guerrillas’ starting roster.

Their recent signing of Vivid and Spart, two amateur players from the Challengers circuit, sparked heavy rumors and speculation that the team was looking to make a change ahead of their Home Series.

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That’s now been confirmed, as on March 5, two days before CDL LA, Guerrillas announced that they had removed veterans ACHES, Lacefield, and Saints from the starting lineup.

They will be replaced by the two newcomers and Blazt, who was announced as their substitute prior to the start of the season but is yet to see any game time.

LA GUERRILLAS STARTING LINEUP AT CDL LOS ANGELES

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  • Ulysses ‘AquA’ Sulva
  • Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato
  • Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevich
  • Kris ‘Spart’ Cervantez
  • Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost

With this upcoming event being the Guerrillas’ only chance to play in front of their home crowd this season, it’s hard to blame the group for wanting to put what they think is their best lineup out there.

They certainly haven’t looked like the worst team in the league, and one could argue they should be 2-2 after their controversial loss to the ROKKR at Launch Weekend.

That said, they looked a bit overwhelmed in their quick elimination at CDL London, losing 3-0 to Chicago Huntsmen before falling 3-2 to the lowly Seattle Surge. The results prompted many to think out loud about whether or not it was worth keeping on all that veteran presence in the starting lineup.

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LA Guerrillas - TwitterAfter going 1-1 at Launch Weekend, Guerrillas put in a disappointing performance at CDL London.

For Vivid and Spart, this will be their first time featuring for a Call of Duty team at a professional level. The former has played for several well-known amateur teams, including Team WaR, Sage Esports and Hybrid Gaming.

Despite just turning 18, Spart already has some championship experience under his belt, as he was on the Atlanta FaZe Academy roster that placed first at the most recent Challengers Open at CDL Atlanta.

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The most experienced of the three new players is Blazt, who signed on with Guerrillas as their substitute after failing to land a starting role in the CDL. He’s featured for several pro teams since he started competing in 2017, including eRa Eternity, compLexity, Midnight Esports, and UYU.

Atlanta FaZe - TwitterSpart featured for FaZe’s Academy team that won the Challengers Open at CDL Atlanta.

LA will hope that their new starters will help the team put on a good showing in front of their home fans. They’ve certainly been given the opportunity to do so, having been placed in the easier of two groups with Seattle Surge, Toronto Ultra, and crosstown rivals OpTic Gaming LA.

You can keep with all of the action this weekend by visiting our CDL Los Angeles hub, which includes the official stream, full tournament schedule, and more.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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