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Twitch streamer skydives in “real life” Warzone for FaZe 5 challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 11:56 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 9:24

by Connor Bennett

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Spanish Twitch streamer Zogoro has gone above and beyond in his quest to win the FaZe 5 challenge by taking to the skies and skydiving into a ‘real-life’ version of Call of Duty Warzone.

For many content creators, getting the chance to join a huge group like FaZe puts them in the category of having made it. Though, it is typically ultra-difficult to get a spot on such a group.

Over the past few years, FaZe has given content creators a chance at joining their collective with the FaZe 5 challenge. For 2020, they made the process simple, fill out an online form and they’d start picking out contenders – with five of these getting a spot in FaZe. 

However, in a bid to show that they’re dedicated to the cause, some creators have gone above and beyond – creating all kinds of videos to back up their case to join FaZe. Yet, Spanish streamer Zogoro has seemingly blown them all away. 

FaZe 5 logo
FaZe Clan
There are five spots on the line in the FaZe 5 challenge.

On October 28, the Spanish content creator released a video of himself taking on a ‘real-life’ Warzone challenge. That included filming himself running around with a camera attached, making it look like he was playing the battle royale in real life.

However, what made him stand out from the pack of entrants who have done similar, is that he didn’t just ‘spawn’ in on the ground. Oh no. 

Instead, the Spaniard took to the skies and actually skydived like you would when starting a game of Warzone, though, he did have help from a professional to make sure that things went off without any problems. 

The impressive video, which has racked up a few thousand views at the time of writing, caught the eye of FaZe themselves as they retweeted the video.

“When we tell you to do something different, so you jump out of a plane…,” they said, quote tweeting Zogoro’s video for their five million followers to see.

Given that he’s got FaZe’s attention, the Spaniard could be in the running for one of the top five spots, but we’ll just have to wait and see on that. 

It shouldn’t be too long before FaZe start announcing the winners anyway, and there should be a few more eye-catching entries.

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Clayster addresses “hate” over Black Ops Cold War’s Control mode

Published: 30/Nov/2020 3:18

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War’s Control game mode has come under fire lately but 2020 Call of Duty League champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has explained why the “hate” is overblown.

Each and every year in competitive CoD there are three modes in rotation. Both Hardpoint and Search and Destroy are often staples with each annual release. However, the third mode is usually in rotation depending on what’s available. The 2019 season saw Domination make a return, for instance.

This time around, Control is that third key playlist. This means all pro competitions throughout the upcoming season will feature the mode across an assortment of maps. It’s just the second time in CoD history that Control has appeared after its introduction in 2018’s Black Ops 4.

While it was received well throughout its initial run, leading to some of the most exciting moments of the year, it’s relaunch in Cold War hasn’t been received quite as well. After a few days of backlash on social media, Clayster has explained why the “hate” isn’t justified.

Black Ops 4 gameplay
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Control first appeared in Black Ops 4, and now it’s back in Cold War.

Now that the community is settling into Treyarch’s new release, a proper meta has started to emerge. Assault Rifles outright dominate the game in its current form. As a result, Control can be challenging and players have been quick to voice their frustrations.

“If there is no way to fix how hard it is to win Offenses, why wouldn’t a game mode like demolition or CTF be a possibility for mode three?” Reddit user ‘jaydubb2’ questioned. With so many ARs set up on Defense, it can be extremely tough to break into capture points on Offense.

However, Clayster believes the “hate” for the mode is a bit too much. Rather than complaining, players should instead “figure out how to win Offense,” he stressed. “Not just say it’s chalked, Defense wins. There are methods.”

If these issues are patched over time, with spawns being dialed in and the capture time adjusted, Control could be back to the explosive mode it was in Black Ops 4. “Control I feel like is a competitive game-mode from the core up,” Clayster added.

The mode isn’t perfect in its current state, but with a few simple tweaks, it could be better than ever, according to the three-time world champion. “Honestly, there’s a couple Narnia spawns that will be (hopefully) cleaned up and with 45s capture time, offense becomes much easier.” 

Early impressions have clearly been negative towards the mode. However, there’s still plenty of time for things to change ahead of the CDL 2021 season.