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Syndicate, Pamaj, Censor, more respond to Modern Warfare’s minimap issue

Published: 13/Sep/2019 8:26 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:37

by Matt Porter

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer beta is now live, but with fans complaining that that the game is difficult to play without a minimap, a number of pro players and content creators have weighed in on the situation.

The Modern Warfare multiplayer beta officially released on Thursday, September 12, giving fans of the long-running first-person shooter franchise their first opportunity to take to the battlefield and test their skills ahead of the game’s launch on October 25.

The lack of minimap in the game has raised some eyebrows though, and a number of popular content creators and professional players have taken to social media to voice their frustrations with the decision.

ActivisionModern Warfare’s multiplayer doesn’t currently have a minimap.

YouTuber Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell immediately started a campaign in the hopes of persuading Infinity Ward to revert their decision and bring back the useful tool that has been a staple of Call of Duty games.

The Englishman wrote: “Like this tweet if you want a permanent minimap in Modern Warfare,” with over 3,000 people showing their support for the idea in just five hours.

FaZe Clan’s Austin ‘Pamaj’ Pamajewon shared his annoyance with the move, posting on Twitter that the game without a minimap meant “everyone on the map playing (like a) turtle,” by hiding and sitting in corners, while labeling it as “backwards.”

“You don’t feel confident about running around cause of lack of minimap,” he continued. “That’s how everyone feels. There really isn’t a justified reason to take the minimap out.”

Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin chose to poll his followers instead, asking them if they thought the game needed a minimap, or if it was better off without it.

Unsurprisingly, 76% of people felt the game absolutely needed it, although the YouTuber refrained from revealing his own thoughts on it.

Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall made it clear how he feels about the lack of in-game map, posting a hilarious minute-long rant on Twitter detailing just how stunned he was that the beta was released without one.

“Oh my fucking God, no fucking minimap?” the Brit fumed. “Who’s idea was that? I need to have a one-on-one conversation, just a proper talk. I want to know who come up with that! No minimap?”

He continued: “Let’s just turn into hardcore, no such thing as core. What is this? 98% of my gameplay is the fucking minimap! I can’t even play pubs! CoD needs it bro. Bad idea. I don’t know how I’ve kept my shit (together), I really don’t. I’ve had to turn the beta off.”

Doug ‘Censor’ Martin stated that his only issue with the beta was the lack of minimap, writing that it “needs to be in the game,” while Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris stated that if Infinity Ward decide to implement a minimap, he will be going to the developer’s studio to thank “every single one of them individually.”

Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo explained that while gameplay, guns and movement all “seem great,” the decision to not include the tool was “horrendous,” but that adding it in, and unlocking a few more maps should make it great.

Will Infinity Ward add the minimap?

While frustrations continue about the lack of the map, it does seem that Infinity Ward is willing to listen to the criticism from fans, creators, and pro players alike, meaning we may see it introduced to the game sooner or later.

In a Reddit post, communications manager Ashton Williams said that they heard the complaints “loud and clear,” and would be “experimenting internally with a few different options.”

Whether those changes will be implemented during the beta remains to be seen, but it should give those who are annoyed by the current state of the game hope that the developers are taking their feedback onboard.

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Nadeshot’s 2011 Tweet about quitting McDonald’s goes viral again

Published: 31/Oct/2020 12:33 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 12:40

by Joe Craven

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A historic tweet from Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, 100 Thieves founder and ex-Call of Duty professional, has resurfaced, showing the future esports star questioning whether he should quit his job at McDonalds. 

The story of Nadeshot’s rise to esports royalty is well known, with the 100 Thieves owner originally making a name for himself as an OpTic Gaming Call of Duty player. Alongside Scump, he became one of the world’s best known CoD players, renowned for his talent and inherently likeable personality on camera.

His time as a CoD player peaked with a Gold Medal at the X Games back in Call of Duty Ghosts, stealing the crown from under the noses of Team Kaliber after a memorable win over Evil Geniuses in the semi-final. But, his success out of game is also crucial, as content creation is the main reason he stood out among other pro players.

A controversial split from OpTic Gaming after Advanced Warfare struggles signalled the end of Nadeshot’s time as a professional CoD player, but his involvement in the esports scene remains as strong as ever.

Nadeshot playing for OpTic Gaming
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Nadeshot played Call of Duty for OpTic Gaming.

The founder of 100 Thieves, Nadeshot’s organization currently compete in League of Legends and Valorant. Sources have also indicated to Dexerto that they will soon enter the Call of Duty League, buying Los Angeles OpTic’s slot in the league.

However, reminders of where Nadeshot has come from are frequent, with a 2011 Tweet resurfacing amid attention from big esports names. The Tweet, dated March 27, 2011, sees Nadeshot flirting with the idea of quitting his job at McDonalds.

“Who wants to see me quit McDonalds within this next week or two?!” it reads, representing what a big move his resignation was at the time of the tweet. At this time, he was competing in Call of Duty, and his YouTube/streaming career was just taking off.

Nade himself quoted his tweet with a Ferris Bueller reference, saying how fast life moves:

After the Tweet caught traction on October 30, new replies reflect just how far Nade has come, with H3CZ joking that he’s “got a house” for him to live in. The throwback will be nostalgic for many, as Nadeshot’s time on OpTic Gaming approaches a decade old.

Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem responded, joking that it was worth sticking it out at McDonalds because they’re set to raise the national minimum wage. Regardless, we’re sure owning 100 Thieves is a more lucrative career.

Two-time CoD World Champion JKap also got involved, joking that leaving McDonalds would be “risky” for Nadeshot. It was certainly a risk, but it’s paid off 1000 times over.

Away from big names, many people were quick to comment on how inspirational they found Nadeshot’s rise, targeting similar rises of their own.

One Twitter user said “Follow your dreams. This man is living proof”, while another said: “This is my goal, friends. Soon. Promise.”

Nadeshot’s prominence in the world of esports is testament to his attitude and talent, complemented by a serious amount of hard work. We look forward to hearing similarly inspirational stories from the next generation of esports icons.