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Simp reveals how Clayster started his pro Call of Duty career

Published: 22/Aug/2020 11:47 Updated: 22/Aug/2020 17:32

by Daniel Cleary

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Atlanta FaZe star Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr explained how Call of Duty veteran James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks helped him during the early stages of his time competing and claimed that he “accelerated” his career as a pro player.

After winning CoD Champs 2019 and receiving the MVP award with eUnited during his rookie year, Simp is still looked at as one of the most dangerous players to face in the Call of Duty League.

The 19-year-old star is now competing under Atlanta FaZe with an explosive, star-studded roster and he and his team are one of the top contenders at the final tournament of the year, once again.

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Simp is one of the top players competing in the Call of Duty League.

Although he was not lacking in skills, Simp revealed that when he was still making a name for himself as an SnD player, one pro player, in particular, played a huge role in fast-tracking his career to the top.

Lehr claimed that his former teammate and Call of Duty legend Clayster was a huge help as he was coming up, revealing that he had been ‘one of his first friends and a mentor,’ in his feature with ThePlayersTribune.

“But somebody who helped in a different way was Clayster,” Simp explained. “He followed my amateur career and reached out to me a few times. He was always there if I had any questions or needed anything.”

Simp and Clayster after winning a match
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Clayster and Simp went on a dominant run with eUnited in 2019, winning the CWL playoffs and CoD Champs towards the end of the year.

Simp first began turning heads during the Call of Duty: WWII season and explained that Clayster was one of the first to highlight his rise, “when he helped get me some attention in 2018 when he was with eUnited, it accelerated my career.”

After a year under eUnited’s academy team or the “eUnited Cadets”, alongside other upcoming stars such as iLLeY and Cellium, Simp was promoted to the main roster before having an incredible run in 2019.

“Like I always believed deep down I’d make it one day,” he later admitted, “but without Clay’s help I don’t think I’d have been part of the eUnited team in 2019.”

Simp will be looking to go back-to-back at this year’s CDL Playoffs, however, his old teammate, Clayster, is also in the running, with the Dallas Empire on the opposite side of the bracket. You can check out their CDL Playoff schedule, along with the rest of the matches, at our CDL event hub here.

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Warzone players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett

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A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
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Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.