FaZe's Jaomock Throws Shade at NRG Esports After They Release Most of Their Pro Fortnite Roster - Dexerto
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FaZe’s Jaomock Throws Shade at NRG Esports After They Release Most of Their Pro Fortnite Roster

Published: 8/Sep/2018 20:45 Updated: 8/Sep/2018 20:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan pro Fortnite player Brendan ‘Jaomock’ O’Brien has had a go at NRG Esports after they parted ways with four members of their pro Fortnite team. 

NRG announced on September 7 that they have released competitive Fortnite players ‘Lamar,’ ‘TheGeneral,’ ‘Vicaros,’ and ‘Kaysid’ as part of their “effort to shift [their] Fortnite approach.”

After the roster changes, the only players who are still on the team are ‘Zayt’ and ‘Svenosss,’ both of whom serve as Solo competitors. 

TheGeneral, Kaysid, and Vicaros had all been signed by NRG on June 7 in anticipation of Epic Games’ $8 million Summer Skirmish competition series. 

Both Kaysid and TheGeneral participated in at least one of the series’ tournaments, and helped earn over $33,000, a third of NRG’s $90,000 in total winnings from the eight weeks of Skirmish competitions. 

NRG’s roster decisions have not sat well with FaZe’s Jaomock, who expressed genuine surprise at the fact that the org would release a group of players he felt were “a top 5 team.”

NRG just dropped a top 5 team. Someone pick these boys up fast. Big yikes.

The FaZe pro did not stop there; he also threw some major shade at NRG, accusing them of not paying for their players to go compete at the recent $1.5 million Summer Skirmish Week 8 tournament at PAX West in Seattle, WA.

Evidently, according to Jaomock, the players had to pay their own travel expenses out of pocket.

Also shout out to NRG for making them pay out of there pockets to go to pax.

Neither NRG nor any of the released players have commented in regards to Jaomock’s claims, although the FaZe pro would likely have the insider information considering he was at the event and very well could have found this out from the NRG players that had chosen to attend. 

Regardless, the four top-level competitive Fortnite players will likely not last in the free agent market for long as they are now free to sign with other organizations.

Call of Duty

2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.