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Black Ops Cold War countdown trailer teases multiplayer maps & locations

Published: 6/Sep/2020 22:08

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new teaser trailer released for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has teased some of the locations where the game’s multiplayer maps will be based.

The hype for Black Ops Cold War is at an all-time high as the September 9 multiplayer reveal is just days away and the game’s full release not too long after.

In the lead-up to the multiplayer reveal event, Activision have been putting out teaser images and short videos to get the player-base even more excited, and their latest one on September 6 actually may include some valuable intel as well.

The video, which is only a few seconds long, repeatedly shows several points on the world, either with red dots or a radar scan, which are highly likely to be where some of the MP maps are set.

The first one shown is in south Florida, most likely Miami, which we already know is where one of the maps will be located, based on the recently leaked gameplay from the BOCW alpha.

Next, the video shifts to some sort of radar that’s centered right on the border between Brazil and Peru. This one’s a bit interesting since there are no major cities of historical Cold War significance in that area, but the scanner could definitely be hinting that there’s something noteworthy about the immediate region.

There are a couple more red dots shown in the clip, one of which is in Nicaragua, which, of course, definitely has historical prominence when it comes to that era. The Nicaraguan Revolution kicked off in 1978 and was a big part of the Cold War’s presence in Latin America, so it’s not surprising that BOCW will have an MP map set there.

TreyarchThe Miami-based map was shown in the leaked Black Ops Cold War gameplay footage.

There’s also a couple of markers set somewhere in the open sea – one directly southwest of Mexico and the other in the mid-Atlantic. This seems to confirm previous leaks that one of the MP maps would actually be out in the water, featuring no actual land but three ships connected with ziplines that players can use.

Of course, whatever this teaser trailer appears to reveal leaves a lot more to be desired, a hunger that will only be satisfied with the full multiplayer reveal event on September 9.

The livestream is scheduled to kick off at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for all the latest news, updates, leaks, and more.

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How to watch Atlanta FaZe’s Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational: all teams

Published: 22/Oct/2020 7:52

by Brad Norton

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While we’re in the midst of the Call of Duty League off-season, Atlanta FaZe is hosting an enormous event with $25,000 up for grabs in the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational.

From Ghosts competitions to Modern Warfare 2 tournaments, the current off-season has treated us to a proper look back in time. Many of the world’s best CoD players from over the years have gathered together for a handful of events already and there are no signs of the festivities slowing down soon.

Atlanta FaZe is next in line for a major event, and sights are set on the more recent Black Ops 4. From CDL talent to Academy players and even those that made it through open qualifiers, the best of the best are set to compete.

It’s one of the biggest tournaments over the off-season, taking place across multiple days. Fear not though, we’ve got you covered with a complete overview of all there is to know.

How to watch the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational

Get ready for a long weekend of action. The Black Ops 4 event is set to kick off on October 23 and run through to October 25. No exact times have been locked in just yet, but we’ll update you as soon as the information is made available.

There’s every chance that individual competitors will be streaming their own perspectives during the matches. However, ATL FaZe is also hosting the event through a dedicated hub stream that we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational

It’s safe to say this event is one of the most stacked we’ll see in the off-season. Six CDL teams have put rosters forward for the tournament. They’re joined by an assortment of top talent coming from Challengers, along with eight teams that earned a spot through the open qualifiers.

Not only is this a step back in time, but it’s also a unique look ahead. FaZe aims to give fans their first “opportunity to see new 2021 CDL 4v4 rosters in action.”

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 4 tournament can be found below.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Abezy, Arcitys, Cellium, Simp
Dallas Empire Crixical, Huke, Illey, Temp
OpTic LA Accuracy, Kenny, Slasher, TJHaly
LA Guerrillas Apathy, Assault, Silly, Vivid
Chicago Huntsmen Dashy, Envoy, Formal, Scump
Seattle Surge Goonjar, Gunless, Loony, Prestinni
Mood Swings Blazt, Decemate, F3rocitys, Slacked
Westr Jintroid, Paulehx, Spart, Venom
West Coast Goons  Gonplue, Otflick, Ryanbacardi, Savysita
The Boys  Godrx, Kismet, Maux, Pandur
AF Academy  Archivs, Hyper, Phantomz, Sibilants
Team LBX  Exceed, Neropoiison, Noysii, Xotic
Four Horsemen  General, Standy, Proto, Royalty
Arial Arise  Crazie, Crimson, Horizinsfall, Kyuhm
HYXR  Estreal, Fflames, Hazy, Lurid
Dgeneration Sangar, DeadlyResults, Strezy, Yspry
Lost Angels  Aapex, Beehzy, Conbix, TheHolyToaster
Diamond Gaming  Spekcy, Uncivil, XinfinitX, Yemon
Magic  Huntsmann, Kips, Parzelion, Yeezy
Team Moch  Mochilla, Tech, TeddyRecks, Ttinyy

Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational Format

Not much is known about the structure just yet, though it’s clear teams will begin in various groups. 20 teams in total have been revealed, though four teams from the open qualifiers have already been relegated to the first round of the lower bracket.

This means we can expect to see four groups of four in the initial stages. After the opening matchups, the most successful teams within each group will likely advance through to the double-elimination bracket.

$25,000 is on offer. Only three teams can actually place in the money though. $15,000 will be awarded to the top team, second place will be treated to $7,500, while third place nabs $2,500 for their efforts.

Atlanta FaZe Black Ops 4 Throwback Event
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The Black Ops 4 Throwback Invitational takes place across three full days of action.

The finalized groups along with a full schedule will be made public on October 22. Be sure to check back here as updates come through.