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Shroud proves that you don’t even need to aim with a Saug 9mm on Blackout

Published: 25/Oct/2018 16:55 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 17:02

by Matt Porter

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It seems that the Saug 9mm submachine gun on Call of Duty’s new battle royale mode Blackout is so powerful, you don’t even have to aim down your sights to wipe out players, as shown by popular streamer shroud.

Michael Grzesiek, better known as shroud, was playing the mode alongside Jake “ChocoTaco” Throop and Justin “Just9n” Ortiz in squad games, when shroud and Just9n found themselves in the final circle, with six enemies still alive.

Outnumbered, and with a weapon designed to be used at close range, it seemed like the duo would need to pull off some crazy plays to secure the victory, but thanks to the incredible power of the Saug 9mm, Shroud was able to decimate his opponents.

Shroud jumped through the window of a mobile office, and snapped on his opponent, then quickly spun around on a second enemy, putting him down in quick fashion, all while hip-firing his weapon. With one member of the first team left, Grzesiek hopped around a fence, and sprayed him down.

Not content with dominating three enemies with his crazy hip-fire, shroud spotted the final team on a hill behind him, and immediately began to give chase.

Throwing a concussion over the hill, shroud shredded his final three opponents with ease, proving that not only is he one of the very best Blackout players, but also that the Saug 9mm is ridiculously effective.

Shroud’s teammates couldn’t believe what they had seen, with ChocoTaco commenting: “That gun is insane!”

Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like the Saug 9mm will be a recoil-less death machine for long, as Treyarch are set to roll out a weapons balancing patch next week.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.