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Pro League team Midnight forced to use substitute for CWL London

Published: 8/Apr/2019 12:15 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 12:34

by Connor Bennett


Midnight Esports are on the lookout for a substitute to compete for them at the upcoming CWL London event.

Outside of the multiple Call of Duty rosters are pretty much set in stone, yet circumstances can arise where they need a stand-in player.

In this year’s CWL Pro League, the majority of teams had a substitute player listed a part of their roster – with only OpTic Gaming being forced into using Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto in place of Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell. Yet, it looks like Midnight may be forced to shake things up themselves.

Parasite joined Midnight Esports at the start of March, helping build on the team’s strong Pro League showing.

Which Midnight player will miss CWL London?

Christopher ‘Parasite’ Durate put the call out on Twitter, looking for a fill-in. The one-time Call of Duty World Champion posted: “Midnight is looking for a substitute for CWL London. You will be compensated. Contact me for details if interested. SMG players preferred.”

While Parasite did not reveal which member of his team’s roster will not be making the trip to London, many fans believe that Renato ‘Saints’ Forza, who has never competed outside of the United States, is the player who will be missing out.

Has anyone offered to step in?

Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano had been listed as the team’s substitute for the CWL Pro League, however, it seems unlikely that he will fill in considering Parasite is on the hunt for a temporary member.

There are plenty of free agents in the Call of Duty scene but it remains to be seen just who will step up and answer the call for Midnight. A number of players threw their hat into the ring, including Michael ‘Spacely’ Schmale, who last played for Gen.G. and former Mindfreak star Cody ‘Excite Rugolo. 

Who does Midnight play at CWL London?

Whoever fills in for the North American squad won’t have much time to get to grips with their new surroundings, as CWL London kicks off in a less than a month’s time on May 3rd. 

It will not be an easy trip across the pond for Midnight, as they stack up in Group D of Pool Play against Team Heretics, UYU, and Excelerate Gaming.

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FaZe Blaze’s 153-round Cold War Zombies run ends in disaster – again

Published: 23/Nov/2020 22:16

by Alan Bernal


FaZe Clan’s Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing’s title run in Black Ops Cold War Zombies was clicking and flowing incredible well until it all came crashing to a halt – marking the second time in one week a promising run collapsed on him.

Blaze has been gunning through Zombies with the world-record for Duos fixed in his sights. The target is currently 309 rounds; while completely plausible for players like Blaze, the world hasn’t been on his side during recent attempts.

One of the biggest factors of a successful Zombies run comes down to getting into the right flow with your teammate to grind past the later rounds.

His Ring of Fire-centric run with Twitch streamer GhostzyTV successfully got them over 150 rounds with their setup between the Penthouse and the levels below mowing rows of the undead as they came up.

The game was clicking, the rounds were rolling past, and the streamer as well as his chat were hyped on the progression that was unfolding. Then it all ended.

Shortly after, Blaze took to Twitter to reveal what had happened that suddenly made the Twitch stream shut down.

“My internet just went out.. we were at round 153,” he said. That quickly concluded all the synergy that he and Ghostzy built up in the round.

Shortly before the internet when out, Blaze was really impressed with the communication between the two streamers that made the rounds fly by.

Though it was all for naught, with the duo just needing a few more levels to tie up their personal-best of 164 rounds they notched just days before. However, unlike that attempt which ended in a game crash, this time it only took them two days to get to that ballpark instead of five.

That probably added a bit more salt to the wound since the two streamers were breezing through some of the rounds en route to the coveted 309-mark.

Blaze is nothing if not persistent in Black Ops Cold War Zombies, so there’s no doubt he’ll be able to replicate those numbers again – though hopefully without any game crashes or internet outages.