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Shroud explains why Battalion 1944 is the best FPS right now

Published: 2/Jun/2019 21:40 Updated: 3/Jun/2019 9:46

by Albert Petrosyan


It’s been barely over a week since the full version Battalion 1944 was finally released, and star Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek already believes it’s the best first-person-shooter game out right now.

Released on May 23 after over a year in early-access, Battalion 1944 is a World War II based FPS game on PC that operates very similarly to traditional Call of Duty games.

Considering his legendary FPS background, it came as a surprise to no one when shroud was attracted to the game upon its release, and has been binge-playing it ever since.

He has expressed his fondness for the game several times, the latest coming on his June 2 livestream, revealing that he’s already got a whopping amount of hours played. 

“Battalion is probably the most I’ve had in quite some time,” he said. “Straight up, Battalion is f*cking awesome. I already played 43 hours. It’s so much fun. I want to play it right now, that’s how much fun I’ve had in that fucking game. It’s probably the best first-person-shooter out right now – fact, hands down. And it’s so early.”

Bulkhead InteractiveSet in WWII, Battalion 1944 features many iconic locations and weapons from the era.

Shroud went on to explain the reasoning behind his opinion, mentioning how the game was very similar to both Call of Duty and CS:GO, a game in which he holds legendary status in as a former professional player.

“But here’s the reason – it’s very competitive,” he explained. “Very very CounterStrike-esque. Also very CoD-esque, in the fact that your jump around corners, f*cking spray, dropshot, all that. So it’s like a blend of Call of Duty and CS:GO into one game. So it’s very competitive, very difficult.”

How does competitive in Battalion 1944 work?

The aspect of Battalion that appeals to shroud, and many others who have enjoyed the new FPS, is the CS:GO-esque competitive mode, which is seamlessly integrated with prominent tournament organizers FACEIT. 

Much like in CS:GO, the competitive matches in Battalion are Search & Destroy and split into numerous rounds, with players on each team earning tokens in each round based on their individual and collective performance.

At the start of each round, players who were eliminated in the previous round start with a clean inventory and have to purchase the weapons and explosives they want, if they have enough tokens to do so. 

If not, they have to opt to carry on with a lower tier weapon until they can earn enough tokens to purchase the gun of their choice. 


Dr Disrespect reveals what it would take for him to stream on Facebook

Published: 20/Oct/2020 20:27

by Michael Gwilliam


Legendary streaming sensation Dr Disrespect has entertained the idea of making the jump from YouTube over to Facebook Gaming, but only if the rival platform is willing to meet his demands.

Since being banned on Twitch for unknown reasons, Dr Disresecpt has taken YouTube by storm, serving up his daily dose of “Violence, Speed and Momentum” to his Champions Club fan-base.

Despite his newfound success, Doc could be willing to jump ship yet again with the only other real option left being that of Facebook Gaming.

During an October 19 broadcast, the streamer was playing Call of Duty Warzone with Facebook Gaming’s ZLaner when he shocked the fellow streamer with an interesting question.

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“What do you think the number would be, Z, for Facebook to bring the two-time over?” the Two-Time asked.

“Oh man, are you serious?” ZLaner gasped at the idea of Doc going to Facebook. “Seven figures!”

“I’m thinking eight,” the 6’8 gamer replied, suggesting he was worth a minimum of ten million dollars. “That’s an easy eight, minimum. And how deep we go into the eights, that’s the big question.”

Dr Disrespect streams on YouTube
Dr Disrespect has been seeing success on YouTube.

As Dexerto previously reported, upon Mixer’s shutdown, it was revealed that Ninja and shroud made around $30 million and $10 million, respectively. With this in mind, Dr Disrespect’s price doesn’t seem all that unreasonable.

“You think forty is the number, Z?” Doc further asked, with ZLaner agreeing the forty million would be a fair price to pay.

Does this mean that Dr Disrespect will really be coming to Facebook? Anything is possible, but as we’ve seen with the Two-Time’s switch to YouTube, it’s clear that his viewers are more than willing to follow him to other platforms. Only time will tell if Facebook antes up and makes Doc an offer he simply can’t refuse.