Fuel Call of Duty team go undefeated in regular season

A graphic showing photos of the Fuel Call of Duty team under the word Undefeated CREDIT: JACOB WHITE
Sus (left), Bonk (middle left), Frost (middle right), and KMC (right) go undefeated in regular season matches and are looking ahead to playoffs.

The Fuel Esports team had seven wins and zero losses in their division. The Call of Duty (CoD) team has been playing in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Open Premiere division. The Fuel team was going to face Fisher College on Oct. 25 but Fisher ended up forfeiting the match.

This resulted in a final 7-0 in their regular season before moving into playoffs. The start date for the playoffs is still to be announced. Two former Fuel CoD players have been watching the current team closely. Cameron “Airzee” Ayres played on the Fuel CoD team last year. He mentioned that he had high hopes for this current roster.

“Fanshawe is one of the hardest working teams and has been since their inaugural season and it’s nice to see that work pay off this past regular season” Ayres said.

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Ayres said he thought the Fuel team was going to be one of the most dynamic in NACE. His reason for that was because of the two additional players, SUS and KMC, who came from University of Windsor and St. Clair respectively.

“They both bring unique styles of play to their respective roles that I believe compliment Frost and Bonk very well,” he said.

Ayres thought that the team worked well off each other on respawns which he thinks was a big factor for Fuel dominating on hardpoint, and search and destroy. All matches are a best three out of five and the first three matches are all different game modes. The first game mode is hardpoint where players have to spend the most time on certain areas on the map. It’s similar to a king of the hill style.

Game mode two is a search and destroy style where you only have one life in each round and there is an attacking side and defending side in a battle of trying to plant a bomb. Game mode three is called control where each team has 30 lives and there are two static spots on the map where you have to keep gaining control of with another attacking and defending sided battle. If the game goes further from game mode three the first two game modes will repeat in the starting order.

“The only issue I had wondered about which Fuel quickly squashed was team pacing with the high-flying SUS joining a new system of more tactical, methodical play,” Ayres said. “I thought about how his style would mesh with that of Frost’s but SUS proved he is very adaptable and I think that chemistry rode through the whole regular season,” he said.

Another former Fuel CoD member Sacha “Puppz” Kurucz who also helped coach the Fuel CoD teams in the past had similar agreements with Ayres. Kurucz thought that the team meshed well with each other and thought that SUS and Frost had executed their roles well. Both Ayres and Kurucz were formerly sub-machine gun players which can be a complex role to play but they know what that role entails in matches.

“As someone who has played against SUS many times in the past I have first-hand experience of how annoying he can be to play against on the map and that’s exactly what is needed and he does it so perfectly on every map,” Kurucz said.

Ayres and Kurucz have been watching this team closely on how they have been performing. They will still be keeping watch on them as the current Fuel Cod team moves into playoffs.

“As long as the team can stick to their game and play how they can, I see now issues with this roster continuing their success into the playoffs,” Kurucz said.

“I think Fuel fans should be super confident in this team to not just do well but to bring home the team’s first CoD trophy in program history,” Ayres said.