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Skrapz breaks into tears after brother Wuskin clutches up at CoD Champs

Published: 17/Aug/2019 22:18 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 22:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan professional Call of Duty player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall had a very emotional reaction to his brother Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall advancing at the CWL Championship 2019.

There’s no doubting the fact that it must be a very difficult time right now for Skrapz, whose FaZe Clan team were brutally eliminated from CWL Champs via a reverse sweep by 100 Thieves in the first round of bracket play.

However, instead of allowing himself to drown in those sorrows, he decided to invest all of that emotion in cheering on for his brother wuskin and Team Reciprocity, who are still very much alive in the $2 million tournament.

And the emotion came bursting out when Reciprocity completed a stunning comeback from 0-2 down to beat Luminosity on August 17, advancing to the semifinals of the Winners Bracket.

The edge-of-your-seat type of match came down to a game five, round 11, and when REC clutched up to take the series, Skrapz was cheering harder than anyone in the venue.

After a while, his exhilarated roars of cheering turned into tears of joy, that at least his twin brother was succeeding where he had failed. 

Sitting next to their mother Victoria, Skrapz buried his face in his hands, letting all of the emotions of the moment and the whole weekend start pouring out.

What made everything that much more wholesome was that wuskin immediately came down to the viewing area after the match to hug his brother, and he was wearing one of Skrapz’s old team jerseys, a show of support after the previous day’s difficult loss.


You can follow all of the competitive action live via our dedicated CWL Champs 2019 hub, which features livestreams, updated scores, the Winners and Losers Brackets, final placements so far, and more.

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for constant live update tweets through each day of the competition. 

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.