Pro CoD Players Are Refusing Coaches Access To Spectate Team Scrims To Make Their Job Harder

Calum Patterson

A new debate has struck up between professional Call of Duty players, as some teams are apparently refusing coaches to spectate team scrims, in order to make their job harder.

A number of top teams including eUnited, OpTic Gaming, Evil Geniuses and Luminosity have recruited coaches or analysts as part of the competitive roster, in the hope of increasing the team’s knowledge of their own team’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as the opposition.

With the intoduction of map vetos for the 2018 Call of Duty: WWII season, coaches will also take on the responsibility of ensuring they are aware of opposition teams best maps and veto accordingly.

Obviously, this can provide somewhat of an advantage for these teams, but generally other teams have not been averted to them participating in scrims as a spectator.

However, when eUnited coach and former professional player Brian “Saintt” Baroska claimed that teams were not scrimming the team if he was spectating, it became clear than some teams have enforced this as a rule.

Teams Rise Nation and Team Kaliber seem to be in favor of restricting coach’s access, saying they are not going to ‘make their job easier’.

However, some others were against it, with Patrick “ACHES” Price, whose Evil Geniuses team recently recruited Embry “Bevils” Bevil as a coach, saying it was ‘weird’.

But Accuracy claims that most other pro players are on his side of the debate, so perhaps it is only teams coaches who are in favor.

If this is strictly enforced by lots of pro teams, it would certainly limit the effectiveness of team coaches, a role which has been employed more enthusiastically this year with the return to boots on the ground gameplay and map vetos.

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Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he's also an expert in popular shooters like Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at

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