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ZooMaa’s opinion on Black Ops 4’s Rampart instantly changes during CWL Pro League stream

Published: 28/Mar/2019 9:57 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 10:42

by Calum Patterson

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The Rampart assault rifle is the focus of much controversy among professional Call of Duty players, and FaZe Clan’s Tommy ‘ZooMaa‘ Paparatto has made very clear which side of the debate he lands on.

The Rampart was key to Luminosity’s success at CWL Fort Worth, with Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo stating simply “bless the Rampart” in his post-grand finals interview.

Since the event, the weapon has, somewhat predictably, become subject to a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ – but Classic and his LG teammates are holding out against the majority of other pro players.

Some argued that the real issue was actually FMJ 2 – an attachment which gives the Rampart unmatched penetration through cover damage – and suggest that simply banning this attachment would be a better solution.

ZooMaa, who is currently not competing in the CWL Pro League after failing to qualify with FaZe, was asked for his thoughts on the weapon during a recent stream, and the timing could not have been better.

Just as he was explaining that he wasn’t too concerned one way or the other, he witnessed James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks pull off an insane double kill with the weapon – instantly changing his mind.

“What the fuck was that?! GA the gun! GA it – get it outta here!” ZooMaa exclaimed, clearly convinced there that could be at least a slight issue of imbalance.

Unfortunately, a resolution to the debate doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, with Luminosity still understandably keen to keep using the Rampart.

For now though, they have apparently been ‘blacklisted’ from practice by some teams, which is another issue in and of itself.

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Warzone star Rated joins Tommey on 100 Thieves’ roster

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:31

by Theo Salaun

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Building on the world’s first Call of Duty: Warzone esports team, 100 Thieves have added former London Royal Raven, Rhys ‘Rated’ Price, as the second member of their battle royale roster.

While Rated wasn’t a focal point of the Royal Ravens in the Call of Duty League, he has emerged as one of the best Warzone players on Verdansk. With his stream popping off and tournament money rolling in, it should be no surprise that he was among 100T’s top candidates for their growing roster.

When Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced that 100T would be fielding a battle royale team alongside their Los Angeles Thieves CDL squad, it was historic and fans were anxious to hear who would get signed.

Now, Rated joins fellow native of the United Kingdom and former CDL pro, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren, as the team’s highly respected core.

Based in Los Angeles, some may be surprised that 100 Thieves have gone across the pond for their Warzone cornerstones. But, looking at Tommey and Rated’s successes in Verdansk, the signing becomes exponentially justified.

While Tommey sits at No. 5 on the Warzone earnings list, Rated is nearby at No. 7 with a hefty $70K in winnings. Those numbers become even more impressive when one factors in that Rated’s first major tournament invitation was in late June, while some of the other top earners began competing months earlier.

Characterized best as a steady player, Rated picks his angles and fights deliberately, shoots as straight as anyone, and has rightfully become known as one of Verdansk’s most intimidating forces. It’s a testament to his skill that competitors regularly express some degree of annoyance when finding out that they’re stuck in a lobby with the wicked Welshman.

Having teamed with Tommey many times already, the addition is a sensible one. Most recently, the duo took second place during the HusKerrs Howl tournament. While it’s unclear who else will be joining the roster, Tommey and Rated provide an excellent foundation with clear comms and a general reluctance to tilt.

With another Englishman, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, already signed to the Royal Ravens, one has to wonder if Nadeshot will put up the cash for Warzone’s best unsigned star: Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad.