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The Gunless curse: Why a Call of Duty enigma just can’t stay on top

Published: 18/Jun/2020 11:42 Updated: 19/Jun/2020 12:37

by Shane King

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Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman is one of the most talented players to have arrived in Call of Duty esports in the past few years.

He burst onto the scene with a bang in Infinite Warfare, winning CWL Atlanta with eUnited and making a name for himself as one of the most talented players in the game. He eventually, to the surprise of many, benched himself, resulting in a high-profile move to FaZe Clan – which ultimately turned out to be a failure.

Unfortunately for Hillman, this would be a reoccurring cycle that repeated throughout his career. With each title that released, he reached the top early, his team started to falter and, following spats with teammates, he ultimately made a vocal exit.

We have seen this cycle once again this season with the Chicago Huntsmen. They defeated the Dallas Empire for the trophy at the London Home Series and looked unstoppable, only for Gunless to be replaced months later by Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson following alleged internal struggles.

No matter what success Gunless has in each title, with each team he represents, there always seems to be an inevitable breakdown of the squad and, before long, the Canadian star finds himself sitting out once again.

The question that remains is: What is the issue with Gunless?

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Better than Karma & FormaL? Aydan reacts to Dr Disrespect praise | CharlieIntel Podcast #11

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:36 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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In Episode 11 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, battle royale superstar Aydan addresses the bold praise he recently received from Dr Disrespect, which caused quite the stir on social media.

Dr Disrespect recently raised a lot of eyebrows in the world of online gaming, particularly in the Call of Duty community, after he made bold comments claiming Aydan “could be the best controller gamer the world has ever seen.”

He called the former Fortnite pro “something else,” while insinuating that he was above and beyond the likes of Karma and FormaL, two CoD legends (and in the case of FormaL, also a Halo standout) who most consider to be the ‘GOATs’ (greatest of all time) in the console/controller scene.

When asked about it on the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan admitted to feeling very honored to be given such praise from the Two-Time and humbly named off some other controller players who he felt also deserved such recognition.

“It’s very honorable, of course, especially from Doc, how big he is,” he said on the CharlieIntel Podcast. “I think there are a lot of other talented controller players out there. For example Shotzzy, he won a Championship in Halo and CoD recently. FormaL also played Halo, so I definitely give them a lot of props.

“I’ve played Fortnite and Warzone and I’ve been doing well so I understand where he’s [Doc] coming from and on top of that, the world record game, which probably convinced him a little more. But I’ll take it, I’m happy with that.”