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Skrapz shares update on FaZe’s chances of buying Call of Duty franchise spot

Published: 21/Aug/2019 23:32 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 0:15

by Albert Petrosyan

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Professional player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall has shared an update on FaZe Clan possibly purchasing a spot in Call of Duty esports’ upcoming franchise league. 

Call of Duty’s transition to a franchise league starting in 2020 has clouded the futures for a lot of prominent organizations in the esport.

Many of the teams that fans have gotten used to seeing compete in competitive CoD are facing the risk of being left on the outside looking in, mainly due to the massive price that Activision have been asking for each spot, as well as the purchasing criteria. 

One such organization is FaZe Clan, which has obviously been one of the premier teams in CoD for a very long time, but members have largely remained mum on their involvement with the new league that’s being set up.

However, there seems to finally be an update that’s been shared, courtesy of Skrapz, who joined FaZe’s pro team mid-April when they bought their way into the CWL Pro League, purchasing Red Reserve’s spot.

MLGSkrapz has shared an update on FaZe Clan’s chances of buying a CDL spot.

According to what Skrapz said during his August 21 livestream, there’s actually a pretty high chance that FaZe will be buying a spot in the CDL.

“We’ve been told there’s an 80% chance we get a spot,” he said. “That’s what we’ve been told at FaZe. That’s what we got told at FaZe. Anything can happen, so I’m just going to wait.”

Of course, there are a lot of circumstances that FaZe are going to have to consider if they are indeed intent on buying a spot.

For one, the league is going to be city-based, and with both Los Angeles spots already being sold, to Immortals Gaming Club and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment respectively, the organization will have no chance of representing the city that they’re based in.

That then means they’re going to have to build headquarters and a base of operations in a different city, on top of paying the rumored $25 million that each CDL spot costs.

FaZe Clan - TwitterIf FaZe do buy a CDL spot, they likely will have a different looking roster than the one that represented them in Black Ops 4.

However, if FaZe do end up getting a spot in the CDL, they’re going to have a plethora of star-studded talent to choose from for their Call of Duty lineup, including the five players that were on the squad this season as well as members returning from their loan spells.

ALL CALL OF DUTY PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT WITH FAZE CLAN

STARTED THIS SEASON:

  • Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto 
  • McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel 
  • Obaid ‘Asim’ Asim 
  • Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall 
  • Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris 

RETURNED FROM LOAN

  • Dillon ‘Attach’ Price (loaned to Evil Geniuses)
  • Thomas ‘GRVTY’ Malin (Loaned to Sage eSports)
  • Timothy ‘Phantomz’ Landis (Loaned to UYU)
  • James ‘Crowder’ Crowder (loaned to 100 Thieves)
  • Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner (loaned to 100 Thieves)

Additionally, according to new CDL details released on August 20, they will have the chance to match any contract offers to their players, meaning they’ll be able to retain any of the players they are set on representing them next season. 

This is why Skrapz, in the clip above, mentioned biding his team, as he knows that if there’s an 80% chance that FaZe buy a spot, then there’s also a strong chance he won’t be going anywhere after all. 

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.