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Atlanta FaZe could be Call of Duty League favorites after crazy scrim run

Published: 16/Jan/2020 3:58 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 15:33

by Brad Norton

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As the best Call of Duty teams in the world gear up for the start of a new era in competition, Atlanta FaZe may have emerged as the strongest lineup ahead of the opening event on January 24.

Players have been grinding Modern Warfare since its release in October, 2019 as franchises prepare for a brand new year of competition under the new CDL structure. Before the 12 star-studded rosters descend on Minnesota for the opening weekend of action, however, teams are hard at work practicing on a daily basis to refine their skills and nail down various strategies.

Atlanta FaZe appear to have separated themselves from the pack, with members of the Call of Duty community heaping praise on the team of young-guns after an extraordinary scrim record was revealed on January 15.

Set to kick off on January 24 in Minnesota, the first slate of CDL matchups feature the likes of the Chicago Huntsmen and hometown heroes Minnesota RØKKR. The very next day will serve as the first test for the Atlanta FaZe squad though, as they square off against the Dallas Empire to round out the second day of competition.

Revealing information about recent scrims, analyst Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler shared that the Atlanta-based franchise could be a force to be reckoned with by the time they take to the stage next weekend.

“Atlanta FaZe went on a 52 map win streak in scrims then lost 1 map, then went on a 42 map win streak. What the f***” he outlined in a January 15 tweet, which set off plenty of conversation in the community.

According to 2019 Champs MVP and starting member on the ATL roster, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, these consecutive streaks took place “right before new years.”

Confirming the validity of the statement, Simp highlighted how the map wins were, in fact, accurate and that the team did tally a record of 94 map wins with only a single loss along the way.

While obviously an extraordinary accomplishment, various players were quick to chime in and raise their eyebrows at the post. Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo-Palmer of the Minnesota RØKKR indicated that they have taken a few map wins against the FaZe roster following their 2019 streaks, for instance.

Additionally, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks added that the team in focus hadn’t quite been practicing against all of the top squads. “Wonder why,” he joked, hinting that Dallas Empire hasn’t had a chance to scrim them recently. Dallas last played Atlanta at the start of the scrim cycle.

Once brothers under the eUnited banners throughout a successful 2019 run that saw them crowned world champions, Clayster and Simp will be duking it out in the very first weekend of action in the Call of Duty League.

Whether the grizzled veterans of the Empire or the young blood of FaZe stand tall at the end of the series is yet to be seen, but with a record so dominant throughout practice, it’s sure to be a fascinating matchup to start the season.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.