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New York CoD franchise confirm starting lineup with 2 more ex-FaZe pros

Published: 27/Sep/2019 15:55 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 20:45

by Matt Porter


New York’s Call of Duty franchise have announced the fourth and fifth professional players to join their franchise for the Modern Warfare season, unveiling Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris and Dillon ‘Attach’ Price as their latest acquisitions.

It’s been a frantic week for the NYC franchise, as they announce the roster that will represent them in the inaugural season of the franchised CoD league, which is scheduled to kick off in 2020.

The team have already announced the acquisitions of Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto, Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda, and Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi, and now the Englishman Zer0 and former World Champion Attach are the latest players to sign on to the project.

Instagram: TreiZer0Zer0 will link up with ZooMaa for the second season in a row.

In a pair of tweets sent out by New York on Friday, September 26, the franchise confirmed they were happy to bring in the two stars, calling them a “welcome addition” to the team.

Zer0 appeared in a video message, stating: “Ever since New York was announced as a spot, I had to come here. It was my desired destination. I hope you guys continue to support me as a player, support the organization, support the roster we put together. It’s a really good roster, and I’m excited to be a part of it. Hopefully, we bring some championships home for New York.”

That was followed hours later with the announcement of Attach, who expressed his excitement at teaming with a “stacked” lineup of players.

“I chose to play in New York for the 2020 Call of Duty season because it’s one of the greatest, if not the greatest, cities in the world,” he said in a video. “The lineup we have on our team is stacked. A lot of my good friends and super talented players. The support staff around us – coach Bobble and JP – are some of the best in the esports business. I can’t wait for all you guys to come on this journey with us, as we try to win as many championships as we can for this city. 

Zer0 is a veteran of the Call of Duty scene, first competing back in 2015. Following a spell at Splyce and Red Reserve, the Brit signed on with FaZe Clan in April 2019, representing the legendary organization their CWL Pro League campaign, with the squad finishing third at Playoffs, but a disappointing 13-16 at CWL Champs. 

With the move, the 22-year-old will link up again with ZooMaa, who were teammates on FaZe’s roster throughout much of the Black Ops 4 season, and now heading into Modern Warfare and the franchised league.

Zer0 is one of three ex-FaZe players to be a part of the NYC CoD roster.

As for Attach, his exemplary resume speaks for itself. Since winning the 2015 Call of Duty Chamionship with Denial Esports, he’s been considered one of the best players in the scene, even when he had to go out on loan to Evil Geniuses from FaZe midway through the 2019 season.

He too will be reuniting with ZooMaa after a brief spell apart, reforming a powerful duo that led FaZe for over four years. 

Confirmed Call of Duty New York lineup

  • Thomas ZooMaa’ Paparatto
  • Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda
  • Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi
  • Trei ‘Zero’ Morris
  • Dillon ‘Attach’ Price

Keep up with all of the offseason roster moves and team changes with our CoD franchising RosterMania hub.

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Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:15

by Joe Craven


Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 


AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.


AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.

So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.