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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.

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.

“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.

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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Warzone players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett

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A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
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Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.