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SlasheR and Aches amp up their trash talk ahead of the CWL Pro League

Published: 1/Feb/2019 10:35 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 15:21

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty pro players Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price got in a hilarious war of words after a fan claimed ACHES had mentored the 100 Thieves star.

The pair were part of Team Envy back in 2016, but after failing to finish above 5th in any of their opening Black Ops 3 tournaments together, ACHES was dropped from the squad.

With many of Call of Duty’s current top stars having previously played with Price, a picture posted on Twitter that showed ACHES as a mentor for players like SlasheR and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter caught Liddicoat’s eye.

SlasheR immediately responded to the tweet by saying: “Fool didn’t teach me a damn thing,” a claim that ACHE’s refuted, stating that he did, “but by recent performances, you must have forgotten it all.”

“You keep talking reckless and I’ll fuck around and take your spot [on Team Envy] so Huke has some damn help,” responded Liddicoat, with Price taking aim at 100 Thieves’ shaky start to the Black Ops 4 season by telling SlasheR: “Before you worry about other teams, get 100 Thieves some damn help.”

Clearly entertained by the exchange, Dylan ‘MadCat’ Daly got involved, attempting to arrange a fight between the former teammates, labelling the back and forth as “the best thread ever.”

While ACHES and SlasheR went head-to-head on social media, the pair will soon face off on Black Ops 4 as Team Envy and 100 Thieves have both been drawn in Division B of the CWL Pro League.

Before the two can square off, Division A will take center stage, with the full schedule for the opening week of the tournament released. You can make sure you don’t miss any of the action by using our handy CWL Pro League hub.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.