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MLG Confirms UNILAD’s New Fourth Ahead of Stage Two of the CWL Pro League

Published: 15/May/2018 14:27 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Mike Kent

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The roster changes that took place between Stage One and Stage Two of the WWII CWL Pro League bordered on being barely believable.

High profile roster changes happened across the world, including OpTic Gaming’s lineup making the first transfer in three years as a unit, following a poor CWL Seattle

One of the teams that looks completely different heading into Stage Two of the CWL Pro League is the UNILAD squad, who will feature two brand new faces compared to the last time they were in Columbus.

The first swap took place before CWL Seattle with Alex “Alexx” Carpenter replacing Tom ‘Moose’ Handley in the team, but it appeared to make little difference as they placed top 16.

Much to the surprise of the CoD esports community, Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall declared he was attempting to join a new lineup, with Red Reserve the most likely suitors.

Leaving behind his twin brother, Bradley ‘Wuskin’ Marshall, Skrapz joined Red Reserve for £60,000 ($80,000), plus the contract of Josh ‘Joshh’ Shephard.

Joshh didn’t want to stick around in the UNILAD team, which resulted in him being bought by Splyce, and leaving a space wide open for a new player to join.

Despite there only being a few weeks before the team fly out to compete in Division B of the CWL Pro League, there has been no official confirmation by UNILAD about who will be their permanent fourth.

It had been relatively well known within the CoD community that Zack ‘Zed’ Denyer would be joining the side, and MLG has confirmed the move ahead of the official announcement via their CWL Pro League website.

UNILAD will be competing in Group B of the Pro League, starting on May 29th with matches against OpTic Gaming, Luminosity, eUnited, Rise Nation, compLexity Gaming, Mindfreak and Tainted Minds.

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  • Bradley ‘Wuskin’ Marshall
  • Sean ‘Seany’ O’Connor
  • Alex ‘Alexx’ Carpenter
  • Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer
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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

 

Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.