Team Envy's Huke Clutches Up vs Echo Fox Causing Temp to Lose His Cool at the CWL Pro League - Dexerto
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Team Envy’s Huke Clutches Up vs Echo Fox Causing Temp to Lose His Cool at the CWL Pro League

Published: 29/Jun/2018 13:26 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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Team Envy pulled of two ridiculous hardpoint comebacks against Echo Fox in the final match of the night at the CWL Pro League, as Cuyler “Huke” Garland put in an MVP like individual performance.

Despite Envy’s struggles since the roster changes that saw Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat move to Rise Nation, Huke has been a consistently strong performer, particularly at the Pro League. 

Envy won their first match back at the Pro League following their poor showing at CWL Anaheim, winning 3-1 against FaZe and were sitting in a comfortable position to secure top four and a playoff spot.

However, losing their next match 3-1 to Splyce all of a sudden shifted the balance, and Envy were in desperate need of a win against Echo Fox in the final match of the week.

Echo Fox started stronger in the match, but a big comeback on map one hardpoint saw Envy take the early advantage. Echo Fox pegged them back immediately on the next two maps though, taking a 2-1 lead.

On the next hardpoint, with Envy needing a win to force map five, Echo Fox’s Donovan “Temp” Laroda perhaps got slightly over confident and shot bodies of his opponents – a move which has historically in the WWII season led to some bad karma.

And Huke made him regret it, going on a seven kill spree in the middle hardpoint to secure yet another comeback – and the frustration was visibly clear from Temp.

Unfortunately for Envy though, they couldn’t keep the momentum going in the final map, which they lost 6-4, finishing the week with a 5-5 series record and just outside of the playoff spots as it stands.

Echo Fox and Temp particularly will be relieved not to have lost the series, one which they likely should have closed out 3-0, had they avoided the first hardpoint comeback, not to mention the second.

There are positive signs for Envy heading into the final week of Division A though, especially with Huke performing so well individually they should be optimistic of winning their upcoming series Team Kaliber, Red Reserve and Epsilon.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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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.

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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.