MLG and Scuf Gaming Release 'Behind the Controller' Showcasing Rise of CWL Caster and Host Benson - Dexerto
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MLG and Scuf Gaming Release ‘Behind the Controller’ Showcasing Rise of CWL Caster and Host Benson

Published: 24/May/2018 20:11 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:58

by Calum Patterson

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MLG and Scuf have released their first ‘Behind the Controller’ episode which doesn’t focus on a Call of Duty professional player, but rather once a wannabe player turned Caster and Host for the CWL, Benson.

Fan favorite caster and host Ben “Benson” Bowe is known for enthusiasm, knowledge of the game and signature British charm – which is slowly being absorbed into an American twang.

He is now one of the most recongizable faces in all of the CWL broadcast team, as one of the main desk hosts as well as match commentator, employed full time with Activision’s MLG for over two years.

But like most in his industry, Benson started from humble beginnings, casting matches between his friends online, to attending low budget LAN tournaments in Hotel function suite’s and working for free – just to get his name out there.

In a ‘Behind the Controller’ episode released on May 24th, Benson discusses developing his passion for gaming, his attempts to be a pro player (which were shut down by now retired EU player Ellis “Blackk” Strouthos) and his early casting days.

All the way to casting the Call of Duty World Championship grand final alongside legendary caster Chris “Puckett” Puckett, his move to the US and dealing with the loss of his father, a major influence on his life.

For aspiring esports casters and hosts, he explains that there is no set route into the industry, but that passion and perseverance are key – and a helping of luck.

With Puckett recently departing the CWL to move across to Overwatch and the OWL, Benson has assumed the role of the primary desk host, and has been praised for his work ethic and ability in taking over from Puckett.

Benson will be on the desk and in the casting booth for the remainder of the ongoing Stage Two CWL Pro League, and you can of course watch him and all the action on Twitch and MLG.

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven

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With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.