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Most Underrated CoD: WWII Player? The Pro Players Give Their Opinion on Who Deserves More Credit

Published: 21/Jun/2018 15:15 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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During CWL Anaheim, a number of top Call of Duty players answered one of the age old questions – who is the most underrated player?

Which player doesn’t get enough credit from the casters, the fans, the media or the pro players themselves? Which player is doing all the right things, but not getting their plaudits? It’s a question which often throws up some surprising answers.

It is much more clear cut currently who the best player is, thanks to his back-to-back championships and MVP awards, Rise Nation’s Pierce “Gunless” Hillman has been lighting up competitive CoD since his breakout in 2017.

And there are the other usual suspects, top AR’s such as Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat, Sam “Octane” Larew, top flex players like Ian “Crimsix” Porter or top SMG’s Johnathan “John” Perez or Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly.

At the past CWL Anaheim, Twin Galaxies caught up with a number of top Call of Duty players, and put the question to them – who is the most underrated player?

In typical fashion, a number of these players picked their own teammates, but nonetheless some of the answers are particularly surprising.

Brice “Faccento” Faccento – Answer: Cuyler “Huke” Garland (Team Envy)

“I think he does a lot for that team, and he’s really, really talented.”

Team Envy’s Huke has shone more since the roster change.

Kenny “Kenny” Williams – A: Maurice “Fero” Henriquez (Team Kaliber)

“People don’t give him credit since he’s an SnD star, has an ego, but he’s a phenomenal player.”

Martin “Chino” Chino – A: Jacob “Decemate” Cato (Team Envy)

“People still underestimate him, but I feel like he’s proven throughout Stage Two, even the last event, that he can be a really good [SMG] player.”

Pierce “Gunless” Hillman – A: Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo (Team Envy)

“He does things that people don’t realize he does, and makes [opponent’s] lives a lot harder.”

Gunless thinks Team Envy’s Classic isn’t given the credit he deserves.

Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall – A: Josiah “Slacked” Berry (Luminosity)

Luminosity player Slacked is not always the star of the show, but Wuskin feels he doesn’t get enough credit, perhaps due to his teammates stealing the limelight.

Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall – A: Joseph “Joee” Pinnington (Red Reserve)

“Only the smarter pros understand what Joee does on a map and what he brings to a team.”

Preston “Priestahh” Greener – A: James “Replays” Crowder (FaZe Clan)

“He’s insane, he just has a different role to a lot of other AR players that just slay and get a lot of kills, he does so much for us and a lot of people don’t understand that.”

Sam “Larew” Octane – A: Seth “Scump” Abner (OpTic Gaming)

“As of late he’s been getting back to his final form, a lot of people have been saying he hasn’t played as well this year, but he’s been picking it up.”

Octane reckons Scump is getting undeserved criticizm.

The players themselves are often guilty of picking their own teammates, but three different Envy players being picked is significant, especially considering they eventually badly underperformed at Anaheim, finishing top 16.

Octane’s pick of Scump may also surprise some, and he may want to retract that after Scump’s mistake in SnD against Red Reserve has been widely criticized as a major reason they were eliminated from the tournament.

You can watch the full video from Twin Galaxies below.

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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.