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SlasheR calls out CoD pros ‘baiting’ their teammates for better stats

Published: 6/Jul/2019 13:32 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 14:14

by Daniel Cleary

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Professional Call of Duty player, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, has called out some of his fellow CWL pros for ‘baiting’ their teammates to have better in-game stats, rather than playing just for the win.

It’s not often easy to determine just how good a player is in an action packed game of competitive Call of Duty, especially in modes such as Hardpoint, so fans and analysts often refer to a player’s statistics, such as their Kill/Death ratio, to get a better read on their in-game performances.

One bad habit, perhaps more common among the amateur players, is focusing moreso on their individual K/D ratio, using their teammates as ‘bait’ (waiting for teammates to push first, to pick up easy trades), instead of playing the objective normally, which can hold teams back from their full potential.

twitter: 100ThievesSlasheR and 100 Thieves have won back-to-back CWL events in London and Anaheim.

Following some of the final matches of the CWL pro league, 2016 Call of Duty World Champion SlasheR voiced his opinion that some of his fellow pro players are guilty of “baiting their team.”

He also suggested that many fans appear oblivious to this, praising said players for their impressive individual scorelines, not realizing that it could be at the expense of the team’s performance.

Although he did not specify which of the pro players he was referring to specifically, SlasheR criticized  fans for defending the players who were prone to ‘baiting’, saying, “I still see CoD fans think it’s ok that someone is hard baiting their team like it’s their job lol”

eUnited star, Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson, seemed to share the same sentiment as SlasheR on players baiting their team, as he jokingly mocked the “stat players”.

“Those are the best players though?” Prestinni asked, with just a hint of sarcasm. “Most skilled. Most selfless. Play the most proper CoD. They’re the reason they win games bro. Stat players do it all man. We know this.”

SlasheR followed up by explaining that it requires strong team synergy and good in-game stats to win games consistently and claimed that the final year before franchising has seen even more players looking to boost their K/D: “The people who put up the stats and play as a team win games. This year more than ever I see people legit playing for a player card number.”

SlasheR’s teammate on 100 Thieves, Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt also chimed in, jokingly claiming that SlasheR himself was among those guilty of baiting, explaining, “That’s why I’m trying to get you to get a lil more pep in your step.”

Although Enable was likely joking, it appears as if the 100 Thieves squad have figured out what works in Black Ops 4, as they have already claimed two trophies this year going back-to-back in CWL London and Anaheim.

They also remain to be one of the favorite teams going into the Pro League Season Playoffs at CWL Miami, which will take place on July 19.

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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)