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Seattle Surge announce two new substitutes for Call of Duty League

Published: 27/Nov/2019 20:17 Updated: 27/Nov/2019 22:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Seattle Surge Call of Duty League franchise has signed two veteran players to be their substitutes for the 2020 CDL season.

The inaugural 2020 season of the newly-formed Call of Duty League will be kicking off in January of the new year, but there are still some rosters among the 12 competing teams that still need rounding out.

One of those teams was the Seattle Surge, who, despite unveiling their full starting lineup a few weeks ago, still had not announced any substitute players.

That’s now changed, as, on November 27, the team announced that they had brought on Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado and Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano to fill their two substitute slots.

Each team is required to have at least seven players signed with a maximum of 10, so Seattle will not have to sign any more players for their roster to be eligible for the league.

SEATTLE SURGE 2020 CDL ROSTER

  • Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow
  • Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt
  • Sam ‘Octane’ Larew
  • Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry
  • Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov
  • Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado (sub)
  • Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano (sub)

Both Proto and Pandur are veteran journeymen who have each played for over a dozen teams throughout their three-plus years competing in Call of Duty.

Proto last featured for amateur side Sicario Gaming at the Call of Duty World League Championship, placing 9-12 after a surprising run through the group stage. This will mark the second time he’s been on a professional roster, after having played for UYU during the Black Ops 4 season.

As for Pandur, much like Proto, this also will be his second time ever on a pro team, albeit as a sub. He was Midnight Esports’ sub for a few months in the 2019 CWL Pro League after failing to qualify directly as a member of Pittsburgh Knights.

Elevate - TwitterProto (middle right) placed top-12 at back-to-back CWL Championships in 2018 and 2019.

Whether or not they ever get any actual playing-time with the Seattle Surge remains to be seen. Still, the two will likely feature for the organization’s Affiliate or Academy team in the CDL’s Challengers circuit.

Now that they’ve signed with a pro team, they will be receiving 1,000 Challengers points for every 2000 Series Tournament held between now and the start of the regular season, which could set them up nicely to form a high-ranked Challengers team.

For the latest information about the amateur circuit, two-way players, and how the points system works, make sure to check out our post on the recent changes that the CDL made to the Challengers division.

Also, you can keep up with all of the offseason roster moves and player signings with our dedicated Call of Duty League offseason Rostermania hub.

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Best Pellington 703 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:31

by Alex Garton

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The Pellington 703 is the perfect weapon for players looking to play aggressively with a sniper rifle in CoD Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has three different snipers and each of them suits a different playstyle. For players who prefer to push others and maneuver around the map, the Pellington 703 should be your weapon of choice.

It’s worth noting that Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty game. This has led to players struggling to quick scope consistently and writing off snipers as weak. Although there are certainly easier weapons to master in Cold War, nothing will beat landing multiple shots with a sniper in a single streak.

Despite Cold War’s long ADS times, there are a number of attachments that can mitigate this and give you a sniper loadout that’s lethal in online matches.

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Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty title.

Best Pellington 703 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Pellington 703 sniper for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Pellington 703 loadout Attachments

  • Barrell: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gear Head
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Wild Card

  • Law Breaker

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

This loadout focuses on allowing you to play aggressively. In terms of attachments, the Tiger Team barrel increases the Pellington’s damage output by 20%. This means fewer hit markers and more one-shot kills.

The Steady Aim Laser improves the effectiveness of the weapon at close range using hip-fire. Finally, the Serpent Wrap reduces the Pellington’s ADS time by 10%, making it a perfect attachment for any of the snipers in Cold War.

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The Pellington 703 has the fastest ADS time out of any sniper in Cold War.

Moving onto perks, Tactical Mask is always useful to have when running an aggressive loadout that is seeking gunfights. The combination of Gear Head and the Field Mic is a great pairing for multiplayer and allows you to spam your field upgrade on cooldown. Finally, Ghost gives you the peace of mind that the endless spy planes in the air can’t track your every move when you’re running around the map.

Equipment in this loadout is fairly standard but you should focus on using the Field Mic whenever it’s off cooldown to gain valuable information. The reduced cooldown from the Gear Head perk is incredibly useful and will allow you to track the location of the enemy team.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Pellington 703 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.