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Parasite Breaks Down Everything That’s Wrong with Amateur CoD Players

Published: 4/Jul/2018 18:56 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


Ghost Gaming player and 2013 world champion Chris “Parasite” Duarte took to social media to explain what he believes is wrong with the amateur Call of Duty community.

Due to the season of open events and the Gamebattles Pro Point system, Call of Duty esports has a busy amateur scene, both in the US and in Europe.

While some players do make the jump from amateur to professional, there is a feeling amongst some that the same players have been competing at the top level for years.

Part of the blame has been put on the pro players themselves for not giving chances to up and coming players, but Parasite thinks the attitude of some amateurs is detrimental to their progression.

He explains that constant ‘roasting’ of each other on social media, and failing to practice while focusing on their mistakes is part of the problem. 

Parasite also says that while amateur players are able to play a certain way at home online, they are unable to adapt when it comes to LAN performances.

Although Parasite has himself narrowly missed out on the Pro League this 2018 season, he has been a staple in the professional scene for years.

And although some amateur players online performances may gain them some recognition, what really counts is being able to put in those same performances when out of their comfort zone in an open event environment.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.