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NAMELESS Reveals What Pushed Him to Retire From Professional Call of Duty

Published: 15/Aug/2018 15:19 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 15:22

by DG Goldstein


Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler has cemented himself in the competitive Call of Duty community with a storied professional career across multiple CoD installations.

Following a disappointing start to the Call of Duty: WWII CWL Season alongside Evil Geniuses which eventually saw him part ways with the squad after Stage One of the Pro League, the veteran competitor chose to take a step back from any professional competition.

Instead of leaving the competitive CoD community entirely, NAMELESS took a role with MLG as an on-air talent for analysis and commentary – a role which he quickly adhered to.

However, in a feature released on the official Call of Duty Esports website, NAMELESS revealed that he struggled with ‘constant doubts’ over the past two years regarding his place as a professional player, but his decision to retire eventually dismissed a substantial amount of ‘stress.’

“The last two years I played I had constant doubts. I’d think, “Man, I can’t get into that top group of players to make a team to win, and I want to win. What am I doing?” When I retired, all that pressure to become a Champion was gone. I was so stressed for the past two years, but now I have the chance to learn something new, to go and improve and not deal with all that weight.”

NAMELESS as a member of Evil Geniuses at CWL New Orleans 2018

Even though he has had some difficulty ‘coping with his new place in the community,’ the chance to be on the analyst desk is an opportunity that NAMELESS knows he can improve on in the future.

“I feel really comfortable being on the talent roster. It’s something that I think I’m good at and I can improve upon. People usually don’t retire when they should. They win a championship, and then they get eighth place at an event the next year, and then they get 22nd, and they keep playing. People overstay their welcome. I don’t think I overstayed my welcome, but I think that after three years without a championship, there’s believing in yourself, and there’s beating a dead horse.”

The full feature titled “NAMELESS: I Don’t Get to Play” can be found on the Call of Duty Esports website.

More information on the 2018 CWL Championship including scheduling, matchups, teams, and much more is available right here.

Source: CoD Esports

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce


Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.