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Skrapz addresses rumors that entire Royal Ravens CDL roster was dropped

Published: 1/Sep/2020 23:10

by Albert Petrosyan

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There are rumors swirling that the London Royal Ravens are dropping their entire roster from the 2020 Call of Duty League’s season, but star man Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall has since responded to the speculation.

With the 2020 CDL season now officially in the books, the freight train that is Rostermania has begun churning its wheels for what many expect to be a news-filled offseason period.

The league’s decision to shift the competitive format back to 4v4 for 2021 means that at least 12 players (one from each team) will lose their starting job. The first casualty of this change was James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, who hit free agency after the Dallas Empire shockingly made him the odd man out of their championship-winning squad.

Now, it appears that the entire Royal Ravens roster – the same one that led them to a surprising fourth-place finish at Champs – could suffer the same fate.

Royal RavensCould the entire London Royal Ravens starting CDL roster be gone in 2021?

On September 1, Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall was overheard talking to Skrapz on stream, and after wuskin held the phone close to his microphone for his viewers to hear, his twin brother said, “We’re free agents on the 13th.”

Not many of his audience bought it at first, thinking that the veteran was joking around, but wuskin stated again that he’s “not trolling” and that he had a call earlier in the day confirming the situation.

However, when these clips began going viral on social media, Skrapz stepped in to address all the speculation and clarified that what his brother had said isn’t as dire as it sounds.

According to the former FaZe Clan pro, the reason why he and his teammates are technically becoming free agents is that they’ll be given an opportunity to negotiate new contracts ahead of next season.

He followed that up by also directly denying that wuskin had been “fully dropped.”

According to the league’s rules regarding this offseason, any player who doesn’t get extended by September 6 automatically gets their contract terminated and becomes a free agent. That’s not to say, of course, that those players will have to leave.

Instead, they can simply negotiate and sign a new deal with that team, maybe for more years, money, or both – and this appears to be what’s happening with the Royal Ravens, at least according to Skrapz’s tweets.

It certainly makes sense, as well; it would be hard to imagine that the London franchise would want to get rid of the squad that got them to the final four in the Championship Weekend, especially since they’re all from the UK.

CDLThe CDL’s official rules for this offseason and roster change period.

All that said though, the roster won’t be completely devoid of casualties: Veteran pro Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley announced on September 1 that he’s an unrestricted free agent for the 2021 season, meaning he’s been fully let go by the organization.

Jurd started the season as a starter for the team but was benched to make room for Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris, who was acquired midseason from the New York Subliners.

However, at the time of publication, it would appear that Crowley is the only player at the moment who’s actually leaving the team. That will change, of course, because Royal Ravens will have to decide who from their starting five they’ll be demoting ahead of the switch to 4v4.

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Warzone Precision Airstrike trick is perfect for taking out tower campers

Published: 19/Jan/2021 14:03

by Jacob Hale

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If you still find yourself struggling to take out those pesky Airport Tower campers in Warzone, this Precision Airstrike trick will make your life much easier.

The tower at Airport is a haven for players that don’t quite have the ability to take on the game properly. We’ve all seen them, sitting up top in the control room with a sniper and their Most Wanted contract, not willing to take on a fair gunfight on the ground.

Technically, the only way up is the inside zipline, though you can fly a helicopter at it too and hope for the best, but both of these methods leave you exposed, and the tower camper will usually be prepared for it.

This trick, though, is bound to change how you approach it, and gives you the best chance of wiping them out.

Warzone airport tower camper
Activision
There’s only one way up the tower, making it perfect for campers.

For the most part, attempting to use airstrikes on tower campers is futile, as the roof keeps them so well protected — but not if you judge it right.

As you can see in the clip below from Rxelik_, there’s actually a real method that can make your precision airstrike much more likely to hit the enemies occupying the tower.

Rather than aiming it at the control room like most of us usually would, if you aim lower down the tower, the trajectory of the missiles actually falls straight into the room and, hopefully can take out at least one or two of the players in it.

How to aim precision airstrike against Airport Control Tower from r/CODWarzone

The best part about this is tower campers usually assume they’re safe when they see the warning screen of an incoming airstrike. Due to the roof above them, most tower campers won’t rush into hiding when it comes up, and will be left baffled when it ends up actually hitting them.

If this works out well, you could have a teammate hold the bottom floor, ready to zip up to clean up any kills or prevent any possible revives, though this could still be quite risky if a player or two are watching the zipline still.

Either way, this trick makes it much more likely to take out tower campers, so bear it in mind next time you need to pull someone out of there — just aim a little lower!