The second ‘CoD Cast’ – the Call of Duty esports podcast hosted by the professional player’s themselves – was an even bigger hit than the first, as a lineup of top players sat down to discuss everything at the pro level, with a focus on roster mania.
Veteran professional player Anthony “NAMELESS” Wheeler hosts the show and directs the conversation, and was joined by Luminosity’s Jordan “JKap” Kaplan, OpTic Gaming’s Matt “FormaL” Piper and Rise Nation players Daniel “Loony” Loza and Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat.
FormaL was the only guest not present on the first episode, and had come on to discuss the range of topics, but also said he had a ‘bone to pick’ from the first CoDCast.
The players began their discussion with the recently formed rosters, and debated who would perform the best at the upcoming CWL Seattle Open.
NAMELESS’ then has a section to close out the show, named the ‘five fingers of death’, where he asks each guest to answer a series of tough questions.
One such question was who they believed was the most ‘overrated’ professional player currently, not necessarily by fans, but by the players themselves.
NAMELESS himself began, by suggesting Team Kaliber’s Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi – who despite winning two major events in CoD: WWII, NAMELESS thinks is given more praise than is warranted.
“He’s been playing pretty good, but he hasn’t been playing as [well] as people having been gassing him, he hasn’t been that good.”
JKap agreed, saying that as much as Accuracy can be credited for his two wins, his teammates, namely Martin “Chino” Chino (now of Team Envy), haven’t received the same level of praise.
SlasheR kept his answer short and to the point, picking out his former teammate Donovan “Temp” Laroda. And he wasn’t the only one, as SlasheR’s new teammate Loony also said Temp.
JKap’s own choice was perhaps a surprise pick, voting eUnited’s James “Clayster” Eubanks. He clarified that Clayster gets more praise from fans than he feels is deserved.
“I’ve watched Clay, and I just don’t like the way he plays.”
Finally, FormaL’s selection was Rise Nation’s Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly.
“I think [TJHaLy] is overhyped. I watched him play their last league match, when Rise played Team Kaliber, and TJ literally took over and did the craziest shit.
I think that was the last league match of that week, we went home and TJ got picked in 8s every single series. But if he didn’t do that, I don’t remember TJ just shitting like that this year.
You can watch the full second episode of the CoDCast featuring NAMELESS, JKap, FormaL, SlasheR and Loony.