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Chicago Huntsmen and NBA All-Stars to battle at Call of Duty event

Published: 12/Feb/2020 17:20

by Scott Robertson


Star players for the Chicago Huntsmen Call of Duty franchise will face off against the best players in the NBA in a Pros vs Pros match at the Huntsmen Homecoming event on February 13, before NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.

Esports and traditional sports will come together yet again, in the city of Chicago on Thursday, as the biggest names in CoD and basketball go head-to-head.

NRG Esports and the Chicago Huntsmen are putting on a Huntsmen Homecoming event after their win at CDL London, and have invited members of the public as well as NBA All-Stars to join them.

Starting at 2pm on Thursday, February 13, and running till 6pm, The CDL London champions will play “friendly exhibition matches” against select NBA All-Stars. There will also be time for meet and greets with the both CoD and NBA stars. Unfortunately, there’s no official livestream planned for the event, so it’s a truly exclusive experience.

Representing the Huntsmen will be stars like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, and their leader Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez. NRG Esports co-owner Andy Miller and content creator Will ‘BigTymeR’ Johnson will also be in attendance.

In addition to the matches, there will also be exclusive Huntsmen merchandise, discounted Chicago home series tickets, and meet & greet opportunities. At the end of 2019, H3CZ announced that the Hunstmen would not be producing any more merch themselves, and that CDL would handle all the merch going forward.

However, it was then revealed that there would still be unique merch available to fans during home series events, but it’s unclear whether the exclusive merch is designed by the team themselves or by the league.

NBA All-Stars take on CoD stars

The list of attending NBA players has not been revealed, yet. Some likely names include Minnesota Timberwolves’ star Karl-Anthony Towns (KAT), as he is an avid fan of the Call of Duty series. Other known gamers in the All-Stars lineup include Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, and even NBA 2K19 cover star Giannis Antetokounmpo has dabbled in gaming in the past.

KAT played alongside Scump at the Modern Warfare Pro-Am during the game’s beta phase in September, and was scheduled to compete with at-the-time teammate Andrew Wiggins, as well as actor Michael B. Jordan, in a showmatch at the CDL Launch Weekend in Minnesota. That match was canceled after the untimely and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant earlier in the day.

Scump during CDL Launch Weekend.
Scump led his team to a dominant 2-0 Launch Weekend, taking out eClásico rivals, Dallas Empire along the way.

KAT could potentially bring the Wolves’ newest star player, D’Angelo Russell, to the All-Star event as well. Both Towns and Russell competed at the September Pro-Am, and after a February trade, found themselves teammates in the NBA.

This could potentially be just the first Hunstmen Homecoming event, and the team will likely host a similar event during the team’s Call of Duty League home series, which takes place April 4-5.

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Soulja Boy pops off in hilarious Black Ops Cold War Twitch victory speech

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:15 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 19:19

by Michael Gwilliam


Rapper turned popular Twitch streamer Soulja Boy went on a hilarious rant-like victory speech after he dominated the opposition in a match of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

After loading into the Crossroads map for a little free for all action, the rapper took no prisoners, destroying the other members of the lobby with ease.

By the time Soulja landed the final kill bringing his score to 30, the player back in second place had a mere 22 making the streamer’s performance even crazier.

Soulja himself was over the moon with his play and boasted his insane skills in an epic speech where he shouted at the top of his lungs.

Soulja Boy pops off in Cold War
Soulja Boy was hyped after winning the round.

“Let’s f**king go! I’m in beast mode! I’m at f**king beast mode!” he screamed in glory. “Stop playin’ with me! That’s what I do! When I get in that mode!”

As the 30-year-old continued his hyped speech, the “Best Play” was being shown in the background documenting the streamer’s series of frags.

Throughout the clip, Soulja manages to pick up three kills in quick succession padding his lead. Amusingly, some in his chat thought that the game was too dominant and he was playing against AI.

“Of course when a [person] winning they’re going to say it’s bots!” he smirked. “I’m so motherf***ing raw I make these [people] look like bots! Look up them Gamer Tags and DM then and ask them if they’re bots!”

Needless to say, Soulja Boy’s confidence was really something else and being able to back up the trash talk with big wins just makes it so much sweeter.

Of course, if you want, you can use Soulja’s loadout in your own games and see if it makes you pop off as hard as him. For his primary weapon, he opts for the MP5 with the Duckbill Choke, Millstop Reflex, +22 extended, 6RND Tube and Steady Aim Laser.

BOCW campaign bots
Soulja Boy was making opponents look like bots from the campaign.

His secondary is the Hauer 77. For equipment, he opts for stuns, semtex, and proximity mine. Finally, for perks and Wildcard he uses Paranoia, Gearhead and Ghost equipped with Danger Close.

Give it a shot and see if you can get on Soulja Boy’s level.