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Midnight Esports address rumors they’re selling their CWL Pro League roster

Published: 22/Jan/2019 18:51 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 6:10

by Alan Bernal

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Since the conclusion of the CWL Pro League Qualifiers, rumors have been swirling regarding the fate of one of the surprise teams in Call of Duty, Midnight Esports, and now the org has spoken out on the issue.

Before the PLQ, Midnight was a team of relatively unknown amateurs who many had cast aside when filling their brackets of qualified teams. However, things changed after Midnight went a perfect 6-0 to transcend their amateur status into pros.

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After creating a huge splash at the PLQ, speculation on Midnight selling its roster or its qualifying spot filled the rumor mill, as talk of major orgs swooping in to buy smaller ones reached a fever pitch.

In a Twitter post, Midnight quickly silenced backroom chatter when the org made it clear that they fully expect to see their team play in the Pro League next month.

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“We are excited to bring our current roster to Columbus! The rumors of our roster being available is untrue,” Midnight Gaming said. “They’re still under contract, the Organization is currently not accepting inquiries or buyouts of our roster.”

It seems the temptations of tantalizing offers or inquires into selling weren’t enough to sway the org’s confidence in their team.

CWL via ActivisionThe final standings of Pool C that made Midnight Esports the first team to qualify through the PLQ.

Although the ragtag collection of players under the Midnight banner had qualified in a pool with the likes of 100 Thieves, Team Space, and others, there was still talk if the new org had what it takes to compete in the Pro League.

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The CWL Pro League is going to be stacked with talented teams from across the globe, and if the qualifiers were any indication, Midnight could be one of those dominant teams. In addition to the CWL Pro League, Midnight fans can look forward to seeing the team compete at CWL Fort Worth on March 15.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone update nerfs AS VAL & SP-R: Patch notes

Published: 8/Oct/2020 17:13 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 18:26

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s October 8 update has quickly nerfed the overpowered rounds on Season 6’s new AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, while fixing a bizarre Warzone bug. Check out the full patch notes below.

In one of CoD’s quicker patches, Infinity Ward have officially fixed the SP-R 208 and AS VAL shenanigans players have experienced since Season 6 deployed on September 28. In this patch, which IW had alluded to in recent days, the developers fixed the AS VAL’s absurd bullet penetration with its SSP 10-R mags and completely overhauled the SP-R’s hitscan dominance.

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The SKS marksman rifle also received a light tweak, but, more importantly for Warzone enthusiasts, the bugged interaction between the subway’s fast travel system and Verdansk’s gas has been fixed.

AS VAL and SP-R nerfs

The AS VAL’s SSP 10-R mags let it shoot through walls upon walls and the SP-R’s .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags let it essentially shoot as a hitscan sniper up to 450 meters. As such, Season 6’s AR was a nightmare in multiplayer and the marksman rifle was some sort of hybrid HDR-meets-Kar98k monstrosity.

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Both of those issues have been abruptly adjusted, following recent confirmations from Infinity Ward that they would be tackling the overpowered weapons sooner than later.

While the AS VAL’s change was a simple one, just removing the ability to shoot through multiple walls, the SP-R has also gone through a number of changes aimed at balancing it more appropriately for Verdansk gameplay.

Warzone Subway bug fix

When Season 6 dropped, it came with a new, subterranean fast-travel system in the form of a subway that moves around the entire map. Unfortunately, players quickly realized that the underground transport could also bring you to an undeserved victory as the system could be abused to ignore the gas while your opponents on the surface coughed to death.

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That issue has now been resolved in the October 8 update, with players within the subway no longer untouched by the battle royale’s toxic gas. This is tremendous news for those who want to play the game without worrying about ‘sewer rats’ exploiting a major bug. In combination with the nerfs to the AS VAL and SP-R, this patch should be a community favorite.

SP-R 208 Warzone loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
The SP-R 208 turned Warzone into sniper glint-filled chaos.

Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 patch notes

General

  • Fixed an issue where players could survive in the gas while staying on the subway fast-travel system

Weapons

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AS VAL

  • Fixed a bug where the SSP 10-R mags could allow bullet penetration through multiple walls

SP-R 208

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  • Increase to flinch
  • Minor reduction to ADS speed
  • Variable zoom scope: moved weapon closer to player while ADSing, small reduction to ADS speed
  • .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags: reduction to bullet velocity, reduction to ADS speed

SKS

  • Small reduction to ADS speed for variable zoom scopes