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Luminosity Gaming announce fifth player for their CoD team ahead of Black Ops 4 season

Published: 11/Oct/2018 1:51 Updated: 11/Oct/2018 21:41

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization Luminosity Gaming have revealed who the fifth member of their Call of Duty pro team will be for of the upcoming Black Ops 4 season.

Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman has joined the LG roster as of October 10, completing a five-man squad that also currently features Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, Johnathan ‘John’ Perez, and Mathew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

The news was revealed in a post on LG’s official Twitter page: “Welcome an absolute unit, Gunless, to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 team.”

After an up-and-down Infinite Warfare season, Gunless started the WWII season with Echo Fox, before making his move to Rise Nation.

The switch turned out to be an incredibly profitable one as Rise went on to win three major events after he joined, while also placing second at the CWL Pro League Stage 2.

However, after a disappointing 13-16th place finish at Champs, the Rise roster was decimated, with TJHaLy moving to OpTic, Loony to Splyce, and SlasheR to 100 Thieves.

Gunless, the fourth and final Rise player to leave the org, now joins an LG team that had a strong WWII season.

The team had four top-three finishes at major events, including a victory at CWL Birmingham. They also performed brightly at Champs, placing 5-6th.

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While Gunless’ move now brings LG’s roster to five players, the number necessary for the upcoming season’s new 5v5 format, this may not be the last roster move the team is involved in.

There is heavy speculation that veteran player JKap is on his way out, and will be replaced by former LG standout Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo.

Update – 10/11

JKap has left LG to join eUnited, which means fans can expect LG to make another roster announcement soon to reveal his replacement.


Keep up with all roster moves, team changes, and player announcements by visiting our dedicated Rostermania hub here.

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale

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The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.