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Pacman’s 100 Thieves prediction blows NAMELESS’ mind ahead of CWL Pro League

Published: 4/Feb/2019 11:31 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 11:59

by Ross Deason

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It’s fair to say that the 100 Thieves Call of Duty team has performed below expectations since the start of the Black Ops 4 season, so Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker’s CWL Pro League prediction came as quite the surprise.

Despite boasting a star-studded roster filled with former champions, 100 Thieves failed to impress at CWL Las Vegas before scraping through the last chance qualifier and immediately deciding that a team change was in order.

FaZe Clan’s Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner has been brought in on loan for the duration of the CWL Pro League in place of Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez, and Pacman seems to believe that things are about to turn around for Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and company.

100 Thieves100 Thieves have struggled so far in Black Ops 4.

“I’m going with 100 Thieves,” the CWL analyst stated when asked who would win the league. “They have a whole six months to focus on what’s needed and who always improves his team when it comes time? SlasheR.

“In Infinite Warfare SlasheR’s team was placing top 24. Worse than they are now. He stuck with the team, they went from top 24 to second at champs. I’m telling you that he has a way of improving his team over time.”

Pacman, a former professional player turned analyst, was taking part in the CWL’s popular ‘Trading Shots’ talk show where members of the broadcast team go to war over competitive CoD topics, but his CWL Pro League Season 1 prediction blew Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler’s mind.

“How can you possibly say 100 Thieves after what we’ve seen?” he exclaimed. “They were getting 50 point clubbed at CWL Las Vegas! They were getting beat by teams of players that they’ve never even watch play.

“They were getting destroyed by them at the Pro League qualifier, they barely qualified top two! They’re lucky that they’re in the position they are right now. They pick up a player that couldn’t even qualify on his own team and you expect them to win the Pro League season when we have teams like Splyce, we have teams like OpTic!

“We have teams like eUnited and Luminosity Gaming for god’s sake. You think they’re going to be able to just consistently beat them over the course of a season and then win playoffs? I think 100 Thieves is more of a team that’s going to maybe make a play for CoD champs later in the year.”

Pacman fired back by pointing out that nobody would have predicted Evil Geniuses’ Call of Duty World Championship win in 2018 and that 100 Thieves has time to improve before the season concludes.

However, a LOT of improvements will need to be made, and a fair few stars will need to align, in order for Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s organization to turn things around and become a championship calibre Black Ops 4 team.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.