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Will OpTic dominate Cold War? Best Call of Duty League Players for Season 2

Published: 31/Dec/2020 22:48

by Alan Bernal


The Call of Duty League’s second season moves over to Black Ops Cold War, and the league is going to heat up as we transition to a 4v4 format. As such, here are the best players we’re keeping an eye on going into the 2021 campaign.

CDL 2020 Champion and league MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro dominated last season and there’s no reason to believe he won’t contend for his titles again in 2021. The former Halo World Champion came over to CoD with high expectations and completely delivered for his Dallas Empire, parent org Envy and fans across the CDL.

But he’s going to have stiff competition. The Atlanta FaZe’s Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and teammate Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris, along with Chicago Optic’s Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell should also feast in 2021.

These are players who’ve proven their worth in the CDL’s first season (or the season prior, in Dashy’s case) so with the new 4v4 landscape and return to a Treyarch title, are expected to be some of the scariest individual talents throughout the league.

Meanwhile, Sam ‘Octane’ Larew was the single ray of hope for Seattle Surge in 2020, and now with a new squad around him, we’re excited to see what he can muster heading into BOCW.

Similarly, longtime veteran Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat has proven he still has everything it takes to be a top contender in this league, and we expect him to have a great year with the newly formed LA Thieves.

Take a look at the full video to see why we expect these players to have a stellar season in CDL 2021.

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MrDalekJD shares his biggest wish for Warzone after BOCW Season 1

Published: 16/Jan/2021 6:30

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MrDalekJD has opened up on his biggest wishes for Call of Duty: Warzone in the future on the CharlieIntel podcast, including more storytelling and a new map.

Jon ‘MrDalekJD’ Hutchinson is a beloved figure in the Call of Duty scene. Even though his content revolves around Zombies, he’s played the game for many years now, and the community values his opinions.

So, when asked on the CharlieIntel podcast what he’d like to see happen from Warzone in the future, people were listening. Spoiler alert, it’s in line with what most other players hope to see too.

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“The thing with Warzone is they [got] pretty good, well it seemed at the time, really good at telling an underlying story that was being slowly unraveled every season,” he said. “It was all to do with the rockets and Bunker 11 and Bunker 10 and all that. It was amazing.”

“I think if they just continue with that, that’s enough to keep me happy,” he added. “But I do think we are due for a new map. I love Verdansk to pieces. It’s a fantastic map. Massive props to Infinity Ward and Raven on that because it’s incredible.”

“But I think it is time for Treyarch to step in and bring in a new Cold War-themed Warzone map,” he said. It’s something that most players want and expect, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it happens.

MrDalekJD isn’t alone in his views, especially when it comes to wanting a new map. Verdansk has been fantastic, but it’s become a little stale to veteran players, and the show must go on.

Black Ops Cold War has already been out for several months now. So, a new Warzone map can’t be too far away. However, there still has been no official word on when we can expect it.

Until then, all we can do is sit back, relax, and twiddle our thumbs while we wait.