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Call of Duty leaker claims CoD 2020 reveal coming “very soon”

Published: 25/Jul/2020 20:39 Updated: 25/Jul/2020 21:06

by Theo Salaun

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A reputable gaming leaker with a strong track record of success has reported that Call of Duty 2020 is set to release on schedule and will be revealed “very soon.”

New Call of Duty titles are typically first revealed in May, so the absence of information about CoD 2020 has left many concerned that the game was delayed. But prominent leaker, ‘Okami13_’ has allayed concerns by reporting that the game is, in fact, not delayed and will be getting revealed shortly.

Black Ops 4, Treyarch’s 2018 title, was teased with a first reveal trailer in March 2018 and official reveal event two months later. Modern Warfare, this year’s Infinity Ward title, had its trailer and release date revealed in May 2019. Both games were released in October.

Although there have been some minor reveals of CoD 2020, which is expected to be called Black Ops 2020, most have come through leaks and no official trailers or release date have been announced. This is obviously peculiar as we’re nearing August, months past the franchise’s typical release pattern. But Okami’s sources indicate the game is still in line for a presumable October release and will be getting revealed in the coming weeks.

Bunker 09 in Warzone.
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Warzone’s Bunkers have not only served innovative gameplay purposes, but have also been the site for various easter eggs.

As for their credibility, Okami’s predictions have mostly landed. Back in March, they correctly predicted the Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release and they’ve also correctly predicted Warzone dates and the “Black Ops: Cold War” working title for CoD 2020.

Of course, especially this year, development schedules are chaotic and it’s entirely possible that Okami’s expectations are not met. But it has to be encouraging for fans to know that credible inside expectations are for the game to be released without delays, especially if the official teaser actually pops up in the next two weeks.

Considering that teaser, an event like Black Ops 4’s is unlikely, so Okami and others are expecting Activision Blizzard to take advantage of Warzone’s current popularity as a way to subtly reveal hints about the next title. As has been done on Verdansk for other teases, like the introduction of accessible bunkers to the game and plot teasers, once can envisage a Black Ops easter egg hitting the battle royale first.

At the moment, Modern Warfare Season 5 is expected to release in August and numerous teases for the upcoming season have emerged suggesting various map changes tied in with plot development. 

With an earlier leak confirming that Warzone will continue alongside CoD 2020, it feels very likely that the two titles will be intertwined in such a way that players should keep an eye out for in-game teasers.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton

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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 went 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.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

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

Bracket

Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
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The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
Movember Foundation
TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.