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Nadeshot weighs up the positives and negatives of CoD esports switching to 5v5

Published: 2/Oct/2018 11:41 Updated: 2/Oct/2018 11:42

by Mike Kent


Activision’s decision to switch competitive Call of Duty from 4v4 to 5v5 for the Black Ops 4 season has been the biggest news of the off-season.

CoD esports has been 4v4 for almost its entire lifespan on console, which meant the decision to switch to 5v5 resulted in a fairly large amount of backlash from the community, and in particular, pro players.

Former pro player turned organization owner, Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, expressed his thoughts on the situation during a podcast with his former boss, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez.

The former team members spent two hours together to record a podcast covering a wide range of topics from Fortnite through to hip hop, and of course, Call of Duty.

“Why did they make it 5v5? In my mind, they’re trying to emulate Overwatch, they’re working towards a franchise model” explained Nadeshot “and 5v5 is now considered to be across esports, the universally accepted player count”.

Nadeshot competed as part of OpTic Gaming for the majority of his pro career (Image credit: RedBull)

He continued on to say that he doesn’t think professional players should be so negative, because there is nothing they can do about it, and that it ultimately adds more storylines.

On the flipside, he raised concerns around whether the addition of two more players on the map could cause the spectator experience to be hindered.

H3CZ and Nadeshot discussed the topic below from 1 hour 28 minutes below.

The CoD World League will host their first 5v5 event when CWL Vegas takes place between December 7th and 9th.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.