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Stats show who costed and who carried at CWL Fort Worth

Published: 23/Mar/2019 19:28

by Calum Patterson

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tournament at CWL Fort Worth concluded with Luminosity Gaming hoisting the trophy, with standout performances all round – but which players were most important, and who wasn’t pulling their weight?

Typically, players and fans will look at the kill/death (K/D) ratio chart to determine who was performing best, and while this provides a good idea of who was playing well, it can be misleading.

A new statistic has been offered up by CoDStats, which hopes to better capture the overall impact a player has, by combining a number of factors.

MLGLuminosity took down Splyce in the grand final.

The new CoDStats rating “takes all your stats from a game and tells you how likely an average team would be to win given your performance” – i.e. did you carry, contribute to, or perhaps even cost the result.

A combination of score, damage, kills, deaths and assists per minute, and K/D ratio, are input into the equation, resulting in a single rating for each player.

As the graph below shows, there were standout performances in this rating by the likes of 100 Thieves’ Sam ‘Octane‘ Larew, OpTic’s Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell and Luminosity’s Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman – who of course won the event.

Statistics for overall rating, provided by CoDStats.

Although Gunless was an outlier on his team, his teammates are very closely bunched up in the middle of the graph, indicating that no one was ‘costing’ the team overall, with all players pulling their weight, while Gunless put on his MVP worthy individual performance.

The graph doesn’t make for great reading for OpTic duo Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner and Thomas ‘TJHaLy‘ Haly however, as they both fall in the bottom quadrant, while Dashy, Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter and Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow all managed around the top half.

It should be noted that some players’ role within their team will not always be conducive to high kills, score or damage per minute, but it doesn’t indicate which players need to step it up.

The CWL Pro League starts its cross-divisional play next, and with a couple of substitutes being called up to the main lineups for some teams, they may be looking to their lowest rated player to make up their mind on who to replace come rostermania time.

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Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout after MP5 nerf

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:53

by Jacob Hale

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OpTic Chicago star player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon has unveiled his go-to AK74u class in Black Ops Cold War, as a potential replacement for the nerfed MP5.

When Cold War first dropped, the MP5 was perhaps the most popular weapon in the game, able to excel across most ranges with minimal recoil and damage drop-off.

That said, a nerf came in for the weapon that increased its recoil and made it less effective than before, leaving players to look for alternatives.

While he and other pros will likely be keeping MP5 loadouts for their close-quarters fights, Envoy has shown off his ideal AK74u loadout that he plans on using in-game when the opportunity arises.

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The AK74u could be the perfect MP5 alternative.

The 74u definitely seems to be second in line in terms of the game’s submachine guns, behind only the MP5, so if you feel like the nerf has thrown you off, you might want to give this loadout some consideration.

Here’s what Envoy stacks on his AK-74u to compete against the top pros:

  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3” VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: No Stock

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Of all his class setups, this is the only one Envoy has named, calling it “Speed” — so you know exactly what you’re getting from this one.

As with his other classes, and as required by his role on OpTic, Envoy carries a 1911 pistol in his back pocket, and for equipment, he takes a Trophy System, Semtex, and a Smoke Grenade, perfect for rushing objectives or holding off potential lanes from enemies.

If you like playing aggressively with an SMG, this might be what you want to go for, especially if you’re not loving the post-nerf MP5. And, given the past couple of years, Envoy is definitely somebody you want to listen to when it comes to SMG gameplay.