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Minnesota CoD franchise reveal name and logo for Call of Duty League

Published: 29/Oct/2019 14:54 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 16:30

by Calum Patterson

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The Minnesota franchise for the upcoming Call of Duty League starting in 2020 have officially unveiled their name as the Minnesota RØKKR and revealed a first look at their logo and branding.

Having already announced much of their roster, which features world champions Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo and Adam ‘Assualt’ Garcia, all that was left for Minnesota was to officially confirm their name.

Unfortunately, many of teams’ announcements were spoiled after a leak from the Call of Duty League website revealed team names for all twelve brands.

Minnesota RokkrThe logo and branding for the Minnesota RØKKR.

On October 29, RØKKR confirmed their unorthodox name, a term from Norse mythology which translates to ‘Twilight’, and is often related to the battle of Ragnaök – “The Twilight of the Gods”

In an interview with Esports Insider, WISE Ventures esports COO Brett Diamond explained that the logo represents a “mysterious helmeted figure emerging from the shadows.”

The franchise is also backed by Gary Vaynerchuk, who joined as an investor in July.

Despite being one of the first to announce the players they had signed, RØKKR are one of the last teams to reveal their branding.

Their announcement follows that of Florida Mutineers, Toronto Ultra, New York Subliners, Dallas EmpireLondon Royal Ravens, Atlanta FaZeLos Angeles OpTic, and Los Angeles Guerrillas.

We’re still waiting on official confirmation for the Chicago, Seattle and Paris franchises.

Minnesota’s roster is a mix of young talent and experienced veterans, as we have seen on a number of lineups.

The likes of SiLLY, who has been competing since the very first Modern Warfare released in 2007, is the most experienced on the roster, while the likes of Asim and TTinyy will only be entering their second year of competing at the professional level.

Minnesota RØKKR roster

  • Alex ‘Alexx‘ Carpenter
  • Obaid ‘Asim‘ Asim
  • Adam ‘Assault‘ Garcia 
  • Kaden ‘Exceed‘ Stockdale
  • Adam ‘GodRx‘ Brown
  • Justin ‘SiLLY‘ Fargo
  • Devin ‘TTinyy‘ Robinson
    • Jacob ‘REPPIN‘ Trobaugh (Analyst)
    • Brian ‘Saintt‘ Baroska (Coach)
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NICKMERCS reveals big change to make Mac 10 Warzone loadout even more OP

Published: 18/Jan/2021 14:32

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is one of the biggest names in Warzone right now, and his Mac 10 loadout is imitated across Verdansk — but he’s made a pretty big change to it.

Since Warzone and Black Ops Cold War integrated with one another in December, the Mac 10 has quickly become a go-to weapon in Warzone, an easy-to-control SMG that really packs a punch.

Pair it with a top ranged weapon such as the DMR, CR-56 AMAX, or Kar98k and you’ve got a loadout that is perfectly suited to battle royale.

NICKMERCS’ Mac 10 loadout has become the standard for the weapon, but he’s now made a big change to it, and you can bet this will catch on sooner rather than later.

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The Mac 10 is a formidable force in Verdansk.

NICKMERCS new Mac 10 loadout

NICKMERCS has kept his Mac 10 almost exactly the same as what it was before, barring one major change: the Ammunition used.

“I swapped out the Drum Mag for the Fast Mag,” he revealed in his January 17 YouTube upload. “You know, to add a little extra speed.”

The Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag offers the same increased clip size but with an even faster reload speed than the STANAG 53 Rnd Drum. It does reduce the ADS time further than the STANAG, but as Nick says, it lets him play even faster than usual. This will be especially helpful when taking on multiple enemies in a short time span, making sure the likelihood of dying while reloading is minimal.

Elsewhere, all of the other attachments are exactly the same. Here’s a rundown of what he uses:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 5.3” Extended
  • Stock: Wire Stock
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag

Most players would probably also opt for the Agency Suppressor rather than the Muzzle Brake on the Mac 10, but it’s clearly working out for Nick.

We would recommend trying out the Fast Mag Nick uses, especially in team games rather than just solos, but whether this impacts the meta at all remains to be seen.