OpTic Gaming captain Seth 'Scump' Abner has explained that despite calls for the 'Stock 2' attachment to be agreed out of play, it remains in use at the professional level.
For SMG players, the SAUG is by far the most viable weapon in Black Ops 4, and is improved even further thanks to one of its unique attachments - Stock 2.
In addition to the regular stock attachment, the doubled up version affords players even faster movement while ADS (aim down sights) and, crucially, allows players to dropshot while their characters keep both hands on the weapon - remaining in ADS as they move to prone.
The advantages provided by Stock 2 are deemed by some professional players to be too powerful to be allowed in competitive play, and so have publicly called for it to be placed under a 'gentleman's agreement' (GA).
Players use these GA's to remove something from play which is unanimously (or generally) agreed upon to be unfair or not conducive to competitive integrity.
Scump explains that despite the controversy, the Stock 2 attachment remains in play because "2 - 3 teams" are holding out on the rest.
There are 2-3 teams that want it in. lul. I been preaching it’s broken
— Seth Abner (@OpTic_Scumper) January 27, 2019
He was replying to a post from 100 Thieves player Austin 'SlasheR' Liddicoat, who suggested that Stock 2 was the reason that 7 of the top 10 players from the Pro League qualifier in K/D, were SMG players.
Stock 2.. what an attachment https://t.co/1vMSEfnTSz
— 100T SlasheR (@SlasheR_AL) January 27, 2019
The CWL Pro League begins on February 4, so there is little time for the professional players to finalize all of their desired GA's, before competition commences.
Treyarch themselves revealed that changes would be coming to the CWL Ruleset ahead of the start of the Pro League, and fans are anticipating that some of the gentleman's agreements already in place will be brought into force officially.