Two more items added to competitive CoD gentleman’s agreement in Black Ops 4 - Dexerto
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Two more items added to competitive CoD gentleman’s agreement in Black Ops 4

Published: 30/Jan/2019 12:40 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 12:48

by Calum Patterson

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Yet another update has been made to the growing list of ‘GA’s’ (gentleman’s agreement) in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, as professional players fine tune how they play ahead of the CWL Pro League.

Treyarch just released the latest Black Ops 4 game update on January 29, as they attempt to keep up with “how the professionals” play, by adding many of the items on the GA list to the official ban list.

This included the Ajax specialist, Prophet’s Seeker Drone and even the score streaks that pros had agreed not to use, like the RC-XD and the Dart.

However, with the ever evolving ‘meta’ at the professional level, there has already been some new additions to the GA list, with the Pro League beginning on February 4.

Not one, but two new additions have been made to the list, the first being Stock 2 – which was expected, after a lot of public debate on whether or not it should be permitted.

One restriction which may have gone under the radar for many though, is that the use of double equipment (stun grenades, trophy systems) is now also no longer in play, as per the gentleman’s agreement. 

Splyce player Donovan ‘Temp‘ Laroda confirmed that double equipment was now part of the agreement, joking that it’s one less way for him to be taken out.

Midnight Gaming player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon also appeared to confirm the changes to the GA list, in a now deleted Tweet.

The community was clearly behind the move for Stock 2 to be restricted also, as a poll run by online tournament website CMG was heavily in favor of it being banned from competitive play, after over 12,000 votes.

Professional teams won’t have long to get used to the changes before the CWL Pro League begins on February 4.

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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.