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Rising Call of Duty star finally eligible for CWL Pro League

Published: 8/Feb/2019 15:33 Updated: 8/Feb/2019 17:13

by Connor Bennett


One of the hottest prospects in the competitive Call of Duty scene has finally become eligible to compete in the professional scene after turning 18.

A new wave of talent is set to take the Call of Duty esports scene by storm over the next few years and some of the game’s rising stars are ready to take the next step after becoming eligible to compete in CWL competitions.

One such pro, McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel, had his 18th birthday not long after CWL Vegas, prompting speculation about which team would make a move to sign him. The up-and-coming pro was soon snapped up by FaZe Clan and now one of his former eUnited Cadets teammates, who has also turned 18, is ready to transition into the professional scene.

Twitter: SimpTheSickJokeThe former eUnited Cadet should be one of the hottest properties in the game.

Former eUnited Cadets member Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, who is currently a restricted free agent, has now turned 18 and is eligible to make his mark on the professional CoD landscape.

However, as a restricted free agent, there is still a contract and buyout with eUnited that must be negotiated and settled before Simp is able to join a team and be used in the CWL Pro League or any CWL tournament.

With a number of teams in the Pro League struggling to make their current line-ups work, most notably Luminosity Gaming, Simp could be an immediate solution to a team’s problems – especially when it comes to Search and Destroy. 

There is also the option for the 18-year-old to join a current Pro League team as a substitute if they do not already have one listed. Only two teams in the Pro League – eUnited and Luminosity – are currently without a substitute player, meaning there really is only a small gap in the scene for Simp to get onto a roster prior to the transfer window. 

The 18+ age restriction was implemented by Activision with the start of the Call of Duty World League, back before the Black Ops 3 season got underway.

Players who aren’t of age to compete in the Professional scene can be found grinding online tournaments until they are eligible – regularly creating reputations for themselves before they have competed at a big event. 

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”