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Toronto Ultra trim roster to 4 with series of CDL rostermania cuts

Published: 4/Sep/2020 21:04

by Theo Salaun

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Following six cuts to their Call of Duty League roster, the Toronto Ultra look prepared to head into CDL 2021 with a team consisting of Methodz, Cammy, Bance, and CleanX.

With the CDL shifting to 4 vs. 4 for Treyarch’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, rostermania is in full effect and the Ultra, one of the league’s largest rosters, have been the first to substantially downsize. Now, six players, headlined by Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza and Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiConstanzo, are entering what should be a highly competitive player pool during a pivotal offseason.

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The inaugural CDL Champs winners, the Dallas Empire, kicked off rostermania by releasing James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks on September 1. Then, on September 2, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan retired from OpTic Gaming Los Angeles and competitive CoD altogether. But Toronto’s September 4 cuts are the biggest roster upheaval thus far. 

Alongside Loony and Classic, the following players have also been released: MettalZ, Lucky, Mayhem, and Brack. While most didn’t get significant playing time toward the latter part of the season, Classic played a pivotal role in the team’s Toronto Ultra Home Series championship, helping the team secure a top-eight postseason berth. 

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Following these cuts, Toronto moves toward 2021 with the league-mandated starting size of four players, leaving some room for new additions to the roster either in the form of substitute, two-way, or starter replacement players.

Toronto Ultra 2021 roster

  • Ben ‘Bance’ Bance
  • Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan
  • Tobias ‘CleanX’ Juul Jonsson
  • Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni

Toronto Ultra September 4 releases

  • Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry
  • Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo
  • Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza
  • Alejandro ‘Lucky’ Lopez
  • Mehran ‘Mayhem’ Anjomshoa
  • Asrian ‘MettalZ’ Serrano

With recent rumors suggesting that the CDL’s minimum roster size will be shifting from last season’s seven to five, the Ultra are guaranteed to make at least one addition to their team before offseason’s end. While the team started the season off very poorly, they finished the year going 9-4, lending them intriguing potential for 2021.

In CDL Champs, Toronto lost to the Empire in a tightly contested 2-3 and the London Royal Ravens 1-3. Both opponents made it to the Champs Weekend final four, further lending credibility to the Ultra core’s capacity to compete with the league’s toughest. 

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As Toronto wishes their best to their released players, fans can continue to monitor any new developments with our rostermania hub.

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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:02

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.

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While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

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Warzone Season 6 SP-R208 sniper marksman rifle
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The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.

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Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.