Following the first 2000 Series tournament of Call of Duty: WWII, some pro players took to Twitter to debate skills and tactics.
With CWL Dallas coming up from December 8th to 10th, the 2000 Series tournaments are vital to those looking to qualify for pool play, as they will be the main source of Pro Points for the teams ahead of the event.
As well as deciding the Dallas groups, Pro Points will also determine which sixteen teams qualify for Stage One of the CWL Global Pro League, which kicks off on January 23rd.
After competing in the first 2000 Series of the Call of Duty: WWII season, which saw Mindfreak, Splyce and OpTic Gaming crowned champions of their respective regions, Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte, whose team finished in 5th-8th position, started a bit of a debate on Twitter.
Parasite said he hadn’t been surprised by upsets in the 2K, stating jetpack and boots on the ground Call of Duty games were different. He then continued to say he thought people would adapt to the change from the last three games, but some players already had the necessary skills in place.
The game is early and I’m sure most will adapt but some just knew how to play from day 1
— Chris (@Parasite) 13 November 2017
Red Reserve’s Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Sheppard agreed with Parasite’s thoughts, saying those who competed in older games had the understanding needed.
People who played back in the day and had a good understanding, I think I understand this game more already than I understood IW at the very end.
— Joshua-Lee Sheppard (@BsportJoshh) 13 November 2017
This sparked a counter-argument from Evil Geniuses’ Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler, who said he believes the skill lies in Search and Destroy, stating the teams who are good at the game mode are the ones who perform well at the beginning of the season.
I don’t think its the jetpack/botg thing I think its the S&D. Teams that are good at snd usually do well in the beginnings of cod
— EG NAMELESS (@NAMELESS) 13 November 2017
Echo Fox’s Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia agreed with Nameless, saying most of the tournament’s upsets came down to a lack of practice in search and destroy.
That’s what happened with most of the upsets teams lacking snd practice
— Adam (@C9Assault) 13 November 2017
As the first major LAN event of the season quickly approaches, rosters have just under one month at the time of writing to work out the necessary strategies and teamwork necessary to give them a shot at a championship.
More information on the 2018 CWL season including events, prize pools, and much more can be found right here.