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Maven addresses MerK coaching rumors ahead of Call of Duty League

Published: 12/Oct/2019 12:31 Updated: 12/Oct/2019 12:44

by Joe Craven

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Popular Call of Duty caster Clint ‘Maven’ Evans has provided an update regarding the position of himself and Joe ‘MerK’ DeLuca, following uncertainty about the latter’s future on the broadcast team.

Viewers of the Call of Duty World League will be acclimatized to hearing MerK and Maven commentating as a duo, following the departure of Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop back in March 2018. MerK, a former pro player, stepped up to the plate as CouRage committed full time to streaming, and has formed a well-liked partnership alongside Maven. 

However, as the CoD World League makes the unprecedented transition into the franchise-based Call of Duty League, doubt has been cast over the future of the duo. 

Twitter: @JoeDeLucaMerK and Maven have made something of a popular duo.

October 9 saw Activision confirm a number of details regarding the Call of Duty League (CDL), but it seems not everything has been finalized. 

Rumors have been swirling in the community – as franchises fill their rosters and coaches are appointed. Merk stopped playing professionally back in 2016 after a short stint on Team Liquid, and was the subject of rumors that stated he could be returning to an active role – this time as a coach. 

CoD insider @CDLIntel suggested that Merk could be on his way to Dallas, to act as coach for the franchise acquired by Team Envy. 

However, Maven has responded to the rumors, stating that he thinks it’s “funny that people think Joe may return to play or coach. I would revoke that teams franchise slot immediately. Joe is commentating with me forever.”

He then clarified this tweet, stating that the pair’s future has not been finalized yet, and they are both set to enter into negotiations with the new Call of Duty League regarding their future positions. 

Given the popularity of both men, it seems likely we’ll see high demand for their casting and relative uproar should they not be signed on as broadcasting talent. 

He finishes the tweet by stating: “my hope is that you’ll be seeing us commentating Call of Duty for a long long long time.”

It certainly seems like certain aspects of the CDL remain up in the air, but the clamor for Maven and Merk will likely see them return. 

However, given Merk’s undeniable knowledge of Call of Duty and what it takes to conquer the competitive scene, we shouldn’t rule out a move to coaching.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest CDL rumors, news and upates.

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MrDalekJD shares his biggest wish for Warzone after BOCW Season 1

Published: 16/Jan/2021 6:30

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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MrDalekJD has opened up on his biggest wishes for Call of Duty: Warzone in the future on the CharlieIntel podcast, including more storytelling and a new map.

Jon ‘MrDalekJD’ Hutchinson is a beloved figure in the Call of Duty scene. Even though his content revolves around Zombies, he’s played the game for many years now, and the community values his opinions.

So, when asked on the CharlieIntel podcast what he’d like to see happen from Warzone in the future, people were listening. Spoiler alert, it’s in line with what most other players hope to see too.

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MrDalekJD is known for his videos on Call of Duty: Zombies.

“The thing with Warzone is they [got] pretty good, well it seemed at the time, really good at telling an underlying story that was being slowly unraveled every season,” he said. “It was all to do with the rockets and Bunker 11 and Bunker 10 and all that. It was amazing.”

“I think if they just continue with that, that’s enough to keep me happy,” he added. “But I do think we are due for a new map. I love Verdansk to pieces. It’s a fantastic map. Massive props to Infinity Ward and Raven on that because it’s incredible.”

“But I think it is time for Treyarch to step in and bring in a new Cold War-themed Warzone map,” he said. It’s something that most players want and expect, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it happens.

MrDalekJD isn’t alone in his views, especially when it comes to wanting a new map. Verdansk has been fantastic, but it’s become a little stale to veteran players, and the show must go on.

Black Ops Cold War has already been out for several months now. So, a new Warzone map can’t be too far away. However, there still has been no official word on when we can expect it.

Until then, all we can do is sit back, relax, and twiddle our thumbs while we wait.