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SlasheR shares his opinion on the Saug in Black Ops 4 after insane Huke kill

Published: 7/Nov/2018 11:36 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 13:06

by Ross Deason


It’s not unusual to see professional Call of Duty players suggesting changes to the competitive ruleset or arguing for a certain weapon to be removed, but Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat’s opinion about the Saug 9mm might surprise you.

It is generally accepted by both the competitive and casual communities that Black Ops 4 is a game dominated by assault rifles, and that submachine guns are at a disadvantage in the majority of circumstances.

In fact, many players have taken to using one of the more mobile AR weapons, the Maddox RFB, as a sort of hybrid SMG due to it being more versatile than any of its competitors from the sub category.

The only SMG that is currently making waves in the pro ranks is the Saug 9mm. The small sub is exceptionally mobile and can destroy opponents at close ranges, but tends to struggle once that range is extended.

“Got called crazy for saying a gun with built in rapid fire should not be allowed,” SlasheR stated on Twitter, explaining that he believes the Saug’s rate of fire should result in it being banned. “Buff another sub a little or something Saug shouldn’t be a thing.”

While the words of the top assault rifle player may come as a surprise to some, it’s worth noting that they came after he and his 100 Thieves teammates scrimmed Team Envy and Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland.

Huke has been doing things with the Saug that few other players can compete with during the first few weeks of online scrims and competitions, as can be seen in the clip that SlasheR was responding to.

It would seem that SlasheR is currently in the minority when it comes to his opinion of the only submachine gun currently being used in professional play, and it would definitely be worth seeing how the Saug performs on LAN before making any snap decisions.

The weapon appears to be pretty well balanced in the hands of most players and the clip of Huke destroying SlasheR on Seaside could just be an example of online play sometimes resulting in questionable kills.

On the other hand, everything we’ve seen from Huke in Black Ops 4 so far makes us glad that we’ll never have to face off against him and his trusty Saug.

Will SlasheR’s opinion about the Saug prove true in the long run?
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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.