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Syndicate proposes idea for US vs UK Modern Warfare Ground War event

Published: 4/Dec/2019 21:08

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty YouTuber Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell has been drawing interest in an epic Modern Warfare “Ground War Invitational” – and huge names are already on board.

Infinity Ward pushed the envelope with Modern Warfare’s iteration of Ground War by increasing the battlefield to accommodate teams two teams of 32 players for the first time in the franchise’s history.

With the inaugural season of the CDL fast approaching, competitive players and audiences have been itching for the first taste of organized matches in the latest CoD entry.

Infinity WardSyndicate is getting hyped for the idea of a UK vs US Ground War exhibition.

Now Syndicate’s looking to fill that void by possibly organizing a massive event filled with some of the biggest names in Call of Duty.

“Bruh.. I wanna host the first-ever Call of Duty Ground War Invitational,” Syndicate said. “All your favourite COD streamers and YouTubers thrown into a 32v32 game.”

The prize for the winning side would be a “generous donation” to the victor’s charity of choice, and what started as a suggestion has been attracting massive personalities in the space.

The event would be a showcase match between representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom. A fan chimed in with the idea of making it “US vs UK,” to which Syndicate replied: “I was legit just thinking that!”

CoD has an enormous presence in both regions, and filling the server with top guns from the States and Kingdom would make for an incredible event.

Popular CoD content creator and member of the CDL’s New York Subliners Doug ‘Censor’ Martin confirmed his interest in the event saying “I’m in,” as well as NA org eUnited.

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While not confirmed to go, Austin ‘Pamaj’ Pamajewon had a humorous back-and-forth with Syndicate which could serve as pre-event smack talk if the FaZe Clan member joins in on the friendly contest.

Even though Syndicate was just putting the possibility of the event forward, things got real when MLG legend and CEO of Esports Engine Adam ‘MrAdamAp’ Apicella told the YouTuber that he can “build” the event for him.

It looks like the proposed event has a platform to be built on, and as far as a venue goes, President of Esports Stadium in Arlington, Jonathon Oudthone said they could even host it.

What started as an idea is already coming together, so it might not be long before Syndicate puts together this Call of Duty event the likes of which have never been seen before.


Warzone star Rated joins Tommey on 100 Thieves’ roster

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:31

by Theo Salaun


Building on the world’s first Call of Duty: Warzone esports team, 100 Thieves have added former London Royal Raven, Rhys ‘Rated’ Price, as the second member of their battle royale roster.

While Rated wasn’t a focal point of the Royal Ravens in the Call of Duty League, he has emerged as one of the best Warzone players on Verdansk. With his stream popping off and tournament money rolling in, it should be no surprise that he was among 100T’s top candidates for their growing roster.

When Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced that 100T would be fielding a battle royale team alongside their Los Angeles Thieves CDL squad, it was historic and fans were anxious to hear who would get signed.

Now, Rated joins fellow native of the United Kingdom and former CDL pro, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren, as the team’s highly respected core.

Based in Los Angeles, some may be surprised that 100 Thieves have gone across the pond for their Warzone cornerstones. But, looking at Tommey and Rated’s successes in Verdansk, the signing becomes exponentially justified.

While Tommey sits at No. 5 on the Warzone earnings list, Rated is nearby at No. 7 with a hefty $70K in winnings. Those numbers become even more impressive when one factors in that Rated’s first major tournament invitation was in late June, while some of the other top earners began competing months earlier.

Characterized best as a steady player, Rated picks his angles and fights deliberately, shoots as straight as anyone, and has rightfully become known as one of Verdansk’s most intimidating forces. It’s a testament to his skill that competitors regularly express some degree of annoyance when finding out that they’re stuck in a lobby with the wicked Welshman.

Having teamed with Tommey many times already, the addition is a sensible one. Most recently, the duo took second place during the HusKerrs Howl tournament. While it’s unclear who else will be joining the roster, Tommey and Rated provide an excellent foundation with clear comms and a general reluctance to tilt.

With another Englishman, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, already signed to the Royal Ravens, one has to wonder if Nadeshot will put up the cash for Warzone’s best unsigned star: Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad.