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Temp slams Slacked for being a “toxic leader” and causing Karma to retire

Published: 8/Jun/2020 23:32

by Albert Petrosyan


An intense Twitter exchange broke out between Call of Duty League pros Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda and Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry after the latter posted a tweet that appeared to be negative towards some of his Seattle Surge teammates.

Some would say that player feuds are a staple of the competitive Call of Duty culture, and Temp, one of the more outspoken CoD pros of his generation, has been involved in several over the years, the latest one being against Slacked.

It all started on June 8, when Slacked tweeted out a photo of a scoreboard from a scrim match between Seattle Surge and Toronto Ultra, saying that their practice sessions have been “diabolical” (disgracefully bad or unpleasant).

The caption seemed to highlight the poor performances of Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado and Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano, who were at the bottom of the scoreboard and playing noticeably worse than the rest of the team.

He tweeted this knowing that neither player is nearly as experienced or established as the other three veterans on the roster. In fact, they both started the 2020 season as substitutes; Pandur was promoted to replace Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt while Proto is taking the spot of the recently-retired Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.

He deleted the tweet quickly after posting, but not before it caught the attention of Temp, who decided to take some shots at his Seattle counterpart for what he felt was an unwarranted public humiliation of his own teammates.

Temp called Slacked a “toxic leader” and even went as far as to accuse him of being part of the reason why Karma retired because he “couldn’t stand playing” with him anymore.

Even London Royal Ravens’ Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall chimed in to say that he “expected better” from the Surge captain.

Slacked, of course, defended himself by retorting with his own insults, claiming that Temp was being hypocritical since he himself has thrown teammates under the bus when it comes to tournaments, a declaration that the Subliners star called false.

He also brought up the fact that the Donny still remains without a major tournament victory, a jibe that many others have used when feuding with him and one that he’s apparently come to terms with.

That seems to be the end of it, for now, as neither player continued the back-and-forth after Slacked intentionally misspelled Temp’s name, which many could easily read between the lines.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to see these two square off for quite a while, as the next event where both teams will be attending is the London Home Series, on July 17-19.

Related: Temp – The CoD Prodigy chasing his first Championship

Slacked and his Seattle teammates will have more important things to worry about in the immediate future, however, as they’re one of the eight teams that will be competing in the upcoming CDL Minnesota.

Their performances have been far from good so far this season and, considering that they’re coming off the huge retirement news from Karma, not to mention the fact that this next tournament is stacked with top teams, not many are expecting the Surge to make much noise.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.