Simp explains why he's not "at the top" of Call of Duty yet - Dexerto
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Simp explains why he’s not “at the top” of Call of Duty yet

Published: 27/Feb/2020 21:37

by Scott Robertson


After an astounding first full year in the pro-level competitive Call of Duty scene, reigning CWL World Champion, MVP, and Atlanta FaZe star Chris “Simp” Lehr doesn’t think he’s “at the top” yet and has no interest in slowing down.

It’s hard to imagine a better rookie year than Simp’s 2019. But despite finding success in all there is to accomplish in a single season, the 19-year-old doesn’t consider himself in the top echelon just yet, and doesn’t want to either.

Philip ‘Momo’ Whitfield’s recent Twitter post detailed all of the FaZe star’s amazing accomplishments with eUnited, which the Call of Duty League caster said was more than what most hope to achieve in an entire career. He implored Lehr to “sit back and give yourself a pat on the back.”

While Simp acknowledged the great things he’s done already, he believes that he hasn’t done more than players like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, and “doesn’t want to think [he’s] at the top.”

In 2019, Simp seemingly swept every major event and accolade during his Black Ops 4 campaign with eUnited. That roster finished first in Group B of the CWL Pro League regular season and went on to win the playoffs at CWL Finals, followed by a convincing victory at Champs.

Simp claimed MVP honors at both of those events, and also won Console Rookie of the Year at the Esports Awards.

He was also nominated in the fan-voted Dexerto Awards for Esports Rookie of the Year and Call of Duty Player of the Year.

Simp hoisting one of his MVP trophies while on stage with eUnited.

In October of 2019, after his magnificent first year, he joined the Atlanta FaZe organization as part of a star-studded roster that’s considered to be the best in the league. It’s still early in the season, but the team is living up to expectations, going 2-0 at Launch Weekend and winning their Atlanta home series.

Simp is certainly setting lofty goals for himself with the list of players he’s set sights on passing. The players he named are among the winningest of all-time, in terms of major tournaments and prize winnings.

Aside from his insane abilities, however, the young star also has time on his side, as he’s five years younger than Scump, who’s the youngest of the group of four legends he mentioned.

Simp interviewing after his CWL Worlds victory.

He was unable to face the iconic Huntsmen T2P duo of Scump and FormaL at CDL Atlanta, but he may get a shot at the duo of Crimsix and former teammate Clayster at the upcoming CDL Los Angeles home series.

After the Huntsmen’s loss to Florida in Atlanta, FaZe remain the only unbeaten team in the League with a remarkable 6-0 record.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.