Paradigm6 Interviewed - Reacting to Battalion 1944

As you can probably tell from our social media feed and our recent articles, we're quite stoked about Battalion 1944, currently in its beta phase, which seems promising for the local scene. Curious to see what others are thinking, we decided to pounce on the opportunity to interview Paradigm6, one of the top team in Malta in COD2 at the moment. The questions were answered by a representative of the team and the organisation in an incredibly quick fashion which we appreciate. Let's see what they had to say.

Let's help our readers get up to date with a background question about the esports organisation of Paradigm6. Please describe your relationship and history as an organisation with the title of Call of Duty 2.

Paradigm6 and Call of Duty 2 don’t exactly go hand in hand as much as FuryGAMING does with CoD2.

Originally, our organization was made up of talented local Maltese players, all under the name of FuryGAMING, better known as Fury-G! by most. This organization was formed way back in 2008 by myself (JeFf).

It is the current longest serving eSports organization on the island, where it boasts a total amount of 11 titles and 5 runner up spots in local CoD2 LANs and tournaments. Other titles in CS:GO and Overwatch were won under the names of Fury Gaming and Paradigm6 respectively.

Call of Duty 2 was resurrected in the community last year; as re-introduced the game in the Malta Cyber Series #3 and the largest event of the year - the MESF 2017. What was your initial reaction to this inclusion? Looking back now, reveal your thoughts on Call of Duty 2 in 2017.

It was quite a surprise really, in a good way, since the game which we were covering at the time, Overwatch, was not very popular in the local eSports scene, mostly due to the fact that not many players were dedicating enough time to train on a daily basis.


Once we heard that Call of Duty 2 was to be included in the line-up for the MCS#3 we didn’t give it a second thought and we instantly re-installed the game after 2-3 years of inactivity. It was a great opportunity for the team to revisit THE game that started it all. is clearly eyeing Battalion 1944; the apparent successor to Call of Duty 2 in terms of gameplay and community feedback. Bringing it to our shores would definitely be interesting and relevant. What are your impressions of the new title, especially after the beta recently?

The game looks promising. It obviously has some minor bugs that need to be addressed, but people must bear in mind that this is still in its Beta phase, and will be coming to Early Access on 1st February. We believe that this game is definitely going in the right direction, and we think that it will be a huge success in the eSports industry. Given that it is being promoted as the new Call of Duty 2, we feel that the majority of local eSports players, especially Call of Duty enthusiasts, will definitely give this game a try. We as a team, are willing to invest time in this game, and will participate in Battalion 1944 competing events.


Bringing back Call of Duty 2 last year wasn't too attractive for youngsters starting out as individual competitors due to reason of aged mechanics and a fast-moving modern selection of games which would rather be played - but Battalion 1944 looks to change that with contemporary graphics alongside refurbished content. What potential do you see in the title for Malta?

I honestly believe that this game will hit two birds with one stone, by bringing together old-school gamers and new youngsters. We already participated in the Beta phase of the game, where we can say that we are pretty amazed with what this game has to offer. Due to the fact that the game is launching soon, we feel that even youngsters and new players will play this game. The main problem with CoD2 in 2017, was that it has been on the market for more than a decade and it is less appealing to younger players.

As the new game begins to circulate, we expect many Maltese teams to begin investing time into the title. If Battalion 1944 were to continue on its path to Malta, which is incredibly likely,  do you see yourselves on top in terms of competition? What are your thoughts regarding rivals such as Ephica, who managed to take you down in the grand final at the MESF 2017? 

This is quite a difficult question because Battallion is not entirely the same as CoD2, it also has an element of CoD4 in it, so it’s not easy to predict who the top teams will be in this game. It could be us, Eversio, Ephica, Marsh and the list goes on. All we can say is that we always stick to our motto, where we try to always finish first, since nobody remembers who finished second. We always gave, and will give our all in terms of commitment and dedication towards a game in each of the events we attend and online tournaments we participate in.


Our last question is specifically aimed at those individuals preparing themselves for Battalion 1944. Having an incredible record for Call of Duty 2, tell us; what will it take to thrive in Battalion 1944 as an individual and as a team?

Time and dedication is the key to success, in everything you do in life. There are also several obvious aspects that are important, such as good aim, strategies, and team work. In order to improve in all these aspects, you and the team must invest time in the game. Another tip is to always try and play against people who are better than your team or yourself. It is normal that you lose some games at first, but keep in mind that failure is part of the road to success!

Some fantastic answers from the organisation confirms our thoughts regarding the game, absolutely potent to become a hit not only worldwide but also on our little island. Including Battalion 1944 would be to throw fuel on an old fire, that of COD2, which could potentially warm a year of nail-biting competition. We're so excited!

-Get ready for more interviews regarding the topic soon!

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 29th January 2018, 08:22

Hi I'm Gabriel; 16 year old student. I've always loved gaming and esports while keeping up with the latest tech; has allowed me to talk about this hobby on a daily basis for many of you to read after I applied to be a content writer. I'm excited to be part of the team and to contribute to the future of esports on the island, which is looking to be brighter than ever.


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