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Scump reveals his favorite CoD: Warzone drop zone

Published: 1/Apr/2020 3:41

by Isaac McIntyre

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Call of Duty pro Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has revealed one of his top picks among the dozens of named Warzone drop zones, with the Huntsmen star admitting he prioritizes “early action” and lots of loot when he starts a match.

There’s plenty of great places to drop on Warzone’s mega-sized battle royale map Verdansk. In fact, there are 20 points of interest. That can leave a lot of decision making for players looking to earn their first win in the 150-player mode.

Luckily, the King is here to help. The Huntsmen star has been “loving” Warzone since it was released to the world on March 12. He’s already played it enough ⁠— between CDL scrims, he said ⁠— that he knows right where he wants to drop.

There's plenty of points of interest across Warzone's mega-map, but where's the best place to drop? Scump has the answers.
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There’s plenty of points of interest across Warzone’s mega-map, but where’s the best place to drop?

Best Warzone drop? Scump says BCH TV Station

According to Scump, one of the best places to drop in the game is TV Station. Situated right near the center of Verdansk, the BCH-owned broadcasting hall is “one of [his] clear favorites,” as long as the closing gas circle is “in the right place.”

As well as the fact the central location is “a very, very hot drop.” That means there’s plenty of opponents to “dome” right off the bat. It also means there’s a hefty helping of loot, Scump added. If you play it right, you can emerge well-armed, and with a few kills to boot — everything you need to gun for a Warzone Victory.

“There’s a lot of loot there in a close proximity. I like to play for a lot of kills as well,” the CDL star explained in his first YouTube upload in more than two months. “There’s good loot ⁠— not the best loot, mind you, but good loot… and lots of it.”

There’s also one thing to remember, he added: not everyone has the skills of a world champ. That means you have to be careful storming into TV Station. “There’s a lot of action” so it always pays “to be careful… there are always people there,” he said.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 2:03 in the video below.

Scump may be a big advocate for TV Station, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option in the battle royale either. You may not be looking for action and firefights right off the bat. That is okay too ⁠— there are 19 other named locations.

Looking for some of the other best places to drop? There’s the International Airport, with its huge spread of loot and cover, or Military Base, which boasts plenty of vehicles, and plenty more in our best Warzone landing spots guide.

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How to watch Atlanta FaZe’s Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational: all teams

Published: 22/Oct/2020 7:52

by Brad Norton

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While we’re in the midst of the Call of Duty League off-season, Atlanta FaZe is hosting an enormous event with $25,000 up for grabs in the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational.

From Ghosts competitions to Modern Warfare 2 tournaments, the current off-season has treated us to a proper look back in time. Many of the world’s best CoD players from over the years have gathered together for a handful of events already and there are no signs of the festivities slowing down soon.

Atlanta FaZe is next in line for a major event, and sights are set on the more recent Black Ops 4. From CDL talent to Academy players and even those that made it through open qualifiers, the best of the best are set to compete.

It’s one of the biggest tournaments over the off-season, taking place across multiple days. Fear not though, we’ve got you covered with a complete overview of all there is to know.

How to watch the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational

Get ready for a long weekend of action. The Black Ops 4 event is set to kick off on October 23 and run through to October 25. No exact times have been locked in just yet, but we’ll update you as soon as the information is made available.

There’s every chance that individual competitors will be streaming their own perspectives during the matches. However, ATL FaZe is also hosting the event through a dedicated hub stream that we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational

It’s safe to say this event is one of the most stacked we’ll see in the off-season. Six CDL teams have put rosters forward for the tournament. They’re joined by an assortment of top talent coming from Challengers, along with eight teams that earned a spot through the open qualifiers.

Not only is this a step back in time, but it’s also a unique look ahead. FaZe aims to give fans their first “opportunity to see new 2021 CDL 4v4 rosters in action.”

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 4 tournament can be found below.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Abezy, Arcitys, Cellium, Simp
Dallas Empire Crixical, Huke, Illey, Temp
OpTic LA Accuracy, Kenny, Slasher, TJHaly
LA Guerrillas Apathy, Assault, Silly, Vivid
Chicago Huntsmen Dashy, Envoy, Formal, Scump
Seattle Surge Goonjar, Gunless, Loony, Prestinni
Mood Swings Blazt, Decemate, F3rocitys, Slacked
Westr Jintroid, Paulehx, Spart, Venom
West Coast Goons  Gonplue, Otflick, Ryanbacardi, Savysita
The Boys  Godrx, Kismet, Maux, Pandur
AF Academy  Archivs, Hyper, Phantomz, Sibilants
Team LBX  Exceed, Neropoiison, Noysii, Xotic
Four Horsemen  General, Standy, Proto, Royalty
Arial Arise  Crazie, Crimson, Horizinsfall, Kyuhm
HYXR  Estreal, Fflames, Hazy, Lurid
Dgeneration Sangar, DeadlyResults, Strezy, Yspry
Lost Angels  Aapex, Beehzy, Conbix, TheHolyToaster
Diamond Gaming  Spekcy, Uncivil, XinfinitX, Yemon
Magic  Huntsmann, Kips, Parzelion, Yeezy
Team Moch  Mochilla, Tech, TeddyRecks, Ttinyy

Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational Format

Not much is known about the structure just yet, though it’s clear teams will begin in various groups. 20 teams in total have been revealed, though four teams from the open qualifiers have already been relegated to the first round of the lower bracket.

This means we can expect to see four groups of four in the initial stages. After the opening matchups, the most successful teams within each group will likely advance through to the double-elimination bracket.

$25,000 is on offer. Only three teams can actually place in the money though. $15,000 will be awarded to the top team, second place will be treated to $7,500, while third place nabs $2,500 for their efforts.

Atlanta FaZe Black Ops 4 Throwback Event
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The Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational takes place across three full days of action.

The finalized groups along with a full schedule will be made public on October 22. Be sure to check back here as updates come through.