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Arcitys explains how Envoy could “come close” to matching Scump’s legacy

Published: 31/Jan/2020 4:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson has heaped praise on his teammate Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon, and suggested the 20-year-old Chicago Huntsmen star could even rival Seth ‘Scump’ Abner in terms of legacy by the time his career is over.

There’s always weight behind the suggestion a player could match up to any superstar’s achievements, and when it comes to Call of Duty, there’s no one bigger to compare a rising youngster with than the King.

Abner forged a legacy alongside some of the biggest in the game while flying the OpTic Gaming banner. He was crowned world champion in 2017, and—in the words of Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez—“transcended” the FPS title.

H3CZ watches over Chicago Huntsmen at the Armory
Chicago Huntsmen
H3CZ’s Huntsmen took a 2–0 lead in the CDL after opening week in Minneapolis.

According to Sanderson, his young Huntsmen teammate could have the same impact in the CoD scene, both in-game and out. Envoy may not have won much yet, but as they settle into the Call of Duty League, Arcitys is confident he’ll deliver.

“The only player that has the potential to [come close to Scump] is Dylan,” Arcitys said on H3CZ’s Eavesdrop Podcast when speaking of Envoy’s future.

The former eUnited lynchpin also added that because Hannon has the chance to learn off superstars like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Scump himself, as well as take teachings from H3CZ, he can “thrive.” That is, as long as he reigns himself in.

2020 Chicago Huntsmen roster for CDL
Chicago Huntsmen
Envoy is playing in a star-studded Chicago roster this year, and is learning from Arcitys, FormaL, and Scump.

“Oh god, he’s a f**king moron sometimes, the way he responds is hilarious,” Chicago’s SMG player laughed, “but he has the potential to do what Seth does.”

“Maybe not exactly what Seth does, but he could come to something. He’s very good at the game. He had an okay team around him last year, but he made them become the best. He proved, besides at Champs, that he had what it takes.

“I was so keen to play with him after seeing how he did in the game last year. As soon as my team broke up [after CWL], I got in touch with Dylan and I said to him ‘Yo, I want to play with you,’ and he was down, so it all worked out.”

While H3CZ did agree that his young Huntsmen recruit was one of the best rising talents in the scene, he admitted he often felt like he had to “defend” long-term friend Scump whenever he was compared to fresh blood in the scene.

“It’s like an older brother defending a younger brother… I know I’m biased, I won’t just look at his results, I’ll look at the whole scope of him, but when people compare a new player to him, I always think about what Scump has done,” he said.

“No one can really compare to Seth, what he has built here, and the way he’s carried this community for such a long ass time. The way he has transcended outside CoD, and has stayed at the top of the game, no one has been able to do that.”

Despite H3CZ’s feelings, he agrees that Envoy is one of the brightest stars shining in the scene right now, and knew when the rosters exploded ahead of the inaugural CDL season, he “had to sign” the former Gen.G star.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 55:12 in the video below.

Now, after the opening launch weekend of the league, it looks like H3CZ’s roster plan was executed perfectly, from the young talent in Envoy, to the veteran experience of long-term superstars like Scump and FormaL.

At the Armory, the Huntsmen stormed into equal first-place, earning their first CDL victory together with a 3–1 win over Dallas Empire. The star-studded outfit added a second the next with a 3–0 stomp of OpTic Los Angeles.

Chicago next load into Modern Warfare at the Copper Box Arena in London, when the Ravens host Week 2 of the league. The Huntsmen begin their bracket run against Los Angeles Guerrillas (1–1) on Saturday, February 8.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

Modern Warfare 2019
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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.