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Assault Was Sick During Evil Geniuses CWL Championships Win

Published: 28/Aug/2018 9:22 Updated: 28/Aug/2018 10:08

by Matt Porter


Evil Geniuses have released the latest episode of their Call of Duty focused documentary series, Up To Speed, and in it revealed that AR player Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia was ill during their victorious weekend at the 2018 CWL Championship.

Garcia, who is EG’s main assault rifle player, confirmed in the episode that he took ill after their historic victory over OpTic Gaming on Day 2 of the tournament. Suffering from a cold and a fever, Assault persevered and was crowned Astro Gaming MVP for the tournament, as his squad secured $600,000 and those all important championship rings with a victory over Team Kaliber in the Grand Final.

As Evil Geniuses headed into bracket play, footage shows Assault complaining about the severity of his cold, stating “I can’t breathe” and, before their match against Team EnVy, that he “feels like shit”.

The episode, produced by Joe Fries, begins at the end of pool play, as Evil Geniuses kept their CWL Championships dream alive with a 3-0 decimation of OpTic Gaming, dumping the Green Wall out of the tournament. The cameras follow the team as they progress through the weekend, eventually culminating in their victory over tK and the celebrations that followed their triumph.

The documentary provides a fascinating insight into the work that goes on behind-the-scenes of a professional Call of Duty team. At numerous points, Evil Geniuses coach Embry ‘Bevil’ Bevils is seen passing information on to the squad, about their own performance, but also important information about opponents playstyles.

We’re also shown what EG have referred to as a “Research and Development” meeting, as the team, along with Bevils, is seen discussing map vetoes ahead of their Winners Bracket Final match against Team Kaliber.

Evil Geniuses success at the CWL Championships looked almost impossible after just the second day of tournament play. Facing almost certain elimination, EG swept reigning CWL Champions OpTic Gaming without losing a map, then worked their way through the Winners Bracket to finally lift the trophy.

Up To Speed provides viewers with a look behind the curtain of one of the greatest stories in Call of Duty history, and is a must watch for fans of Call of Duty esports.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.