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BigTymeR opens up about the challenges he’s faced over the last 9 months

Published: 4/Dec/2019 23:45

by Bill Cooney

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Retired from Call of Duty since 2014, Will “BigTymeR” Johnson’s dominant playing career with OpTic earned him nine championships in five years, but now the former pro is looking past esports.

At one time BigTymeR’s accomplishments made him the highest-earning Call of Duty player with over $400,000 in winnings and one of the faces of OpTic Gaming, even after he retired from playing.

But in September 2019, changes at OpTic signaled it was time for BigTymeR to move on from the Greenwall and do his own thing.

In a new video the former pro and coach talked about the changes coming to his YouTube channel, with a new focus on gaming.

“The last nine months, I had an idea about the direction I wanted my channel to go, and it started great,” he said.

“I started making more challenges, lifestyle videos… I still wanna upload those types of videos, I don’t want to abandon them completely, but I’ve come to the realization that I just can’t stay consistent with that type of content.”

He also opened up about some of the challenges he’d faced in 2019, which affected the amount of content he was able to put out on YouTube.

“I’ve been in a mental rut for the last couple of months but I’m trying to f*ck my way out of it,” BigTymeR joked. “This is all to say, I’m bringing back the gaming videos.”

“I just want to become more consistent again,” he continued. “There’s no worse feeling than wanting to upload content and either like, not knowing what to upload or just, you kind know and you’re not doing it.”

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BigTymeR sticking to his word

Since making the above video, BigTymeR has indeed uploaded several gaming videos of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Planet Zoo and more on his YouTube channel.

With all the changes at OpTic and in professional Call of Duty in general during 2019 it’s good to see one of the OG’s of the sport sticking around with a plan for the future.

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Warzone Rebirth Island map revealed in leak for Black Ops Cold War

Published: 2/Dec/2020 13:51

by Alex Garton

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A new leak has revealed a first look at the Rebirth Island (aka Alcatraz) set to drop as a new Warzone map when the battle royale is integrated in Black Ops Cold War.

There’s a lot of speculation surrounding the upcoming content set to arrive in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. We know that Warzone will not be getting a Season 7 and will instead be integrated with Cold War.

Alongside this, the Black Ops Cold War roadmap teased the ‘Rebirth Island’ map, which immediately got players excited. The Alcatraz-inspired map was also playable in Treyarch’s own battle royale, Blackout.

Now, a new leak has revealed a first look at Rebirth Island in Warzone, with the main promotional image for the map.

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‘Rebirth Island’ was first introduced to players in the original Black Ops.

Leak reveals ‘Rebirth Island’ map coming to Warzone

The leak, from Adi Source, shows the Warzone logo followed by Rebirth Island, and behind you can see the shape of the island itself.

This would not be the first time Call of Duty has reintroduced a revamped version of a map. After all, we’ve seen five different versions of Nuketown at this point.

 

When is Warzone coming to Black Ops Cold War?

Although not confirmed, it’s expected that Rebirth Island will be available in Warzone at the same time as the BR is integrated with Black Ops Cold War.

This will take place on December 10, when all weapons and more from the new game will be available to use in Warzone.

Of course, it’s always important to take these leaks with a pinch of salt as nothing has been confirmed as of yet. However, it’s definitely an update to look forward to and keep tabs on.