SlasheR and Bevils Respond to Criticism of Latest Gentleman's Agreement in Competitive Call of Duty - Dexerto
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SlasheR and Bevils Respond to Criticism of Latest Gentleman’s Agreement in Competitive Call of Duty

Published: 14/May/2018 12:52 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:01

by Ross Deason

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Rise Nation’s Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and the coach of Evil Geniuses, Embry ‘Bevils’ Bevil, have weighed in on the recent gentleman’s agreement involving the ITRA burst fire assault rifle in Call of Duty: WWII.

Professional Call of Duty players recently made a new gentleman’s agreement not to use the ITRA, or Long Barrel on the BAR, in competitive play as they believe them to be overpowered.

While some pros, like OpTic Gaming’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, have spoken out against this decision, the majority seem to think it was the right choice and it will therefore stand.

Gentlemen’s agreements hold no weight in the eyes of the CWL so players could decide to still use the weapon but it would be seen as poor etiquette, and likely cause community outrage, so don’t expect to see any ITRA game play when Season 2 of the CWL Pro League begins.

With gentlemen’s agreements being more prevalent than ever before in Call of Duty: WWII, the divide between pros and fans seems be greater than ever and a number of Reddit threads and Twitter posts that criticized the players popped up after the agreement was made public.

In one of these Reddit threads, SlasheR and Bevils defended the decision and explained why they believed it would improve things:

The main argument in favor of banning the ITRA is that it is so powerful that no other options are being picked for the likes of Search and Destroy tournaments while even respawn requires two of the burst rifle in virtually all maps.

While critics say that constantly banning powerful weapons or attachments will make the game boring, the professional player and coach argue that the effect will be the total opposite.

Debates about gentlemen’s agreements in profesional Call of Duty seem to a weekly occurrence now, so it is unlikely that anything will be entirely resolved in the near future.

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CDL Champs Dallas Empire sign FeLo as substitute

Published: 19/Jan/2021 22:46 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 23:55

by Alan Bernal

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The reigning Call of Duty League Champions, Dallas Empire have signed 23-year-old veteran Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson as their first substitute for the upcoming 2021 campaign.

FeLo is set to join the Empire as a substitute player after playing for Triumph. A specialist in Search & Destroy, he’s expected to bolster the team’s prowess in the stringent game type now that the league is moving to a 4v4 format.

“Bringing FeLo to the team was a natural move for us as we prepare to repeat our championship run from the League’s first season,” Empire’s Head Coach Ray ‘Rambo’ Lussier said. “He’s a world-class Search & Destroy player and helped us prepare for the Grand Finals last year, so we’re expecting great things from him.”

Years ago, FeLo made a name for himself online as one of the best S&D players, and the Team Envy-owned org is relying on him to bring a new type of heat to Dallas’ heavy-hitting squad.

“Blessed to be a part of such a great organization, going to help the boys in any way I can this year,” FeLo said of the announcement. “Thank you guys for all the love.”

During the 2020 North American Challengers Final, Triumph managed to claim the top prize of $50,000 while only dropping one map of S&D during their playoff run to first place.

While the Empire had one of the strongest overall offenses in the CDL last year, their Search & Destroy was a glaring point in their game that would look shaky against the best in the league.

By signing FeLo, Empire gives themselves some flexibility to switch out Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland or Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter for someone that has a wealth of experience navigating S&D.

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The CDL 2020 champs just got stronger by adding S&D specialist FeLo.

Even after departing with James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks due to the new Black Ops Cold War format, the Empire’s starting roster has to be considered among the strongest in the league.

Now Rambo will have to find the best ways to maneuver his five-man squad when going up against tough competitors like Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Chicago, and more.

FeLo has signed with Dallas Empire, but the move is pending league approval.

Dallas Empire’s 2021 CDL Roster:

  • Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro
  • Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland
  • Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal
  • Ian ‘C6’ Porter
  • Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson (Substitute)