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Chicago Huntsmen & Atlanta FaZe rumored to make major CoD roster changes

Published: 4/Sep/2020 15:17 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 15:34

by Jacob Hale


A new set of leaks suggest there could be some major changes in the Call of Duty League, with two of the league’s biggest names, Chicago Huntsmen and Atlanta FaZe, swapping out some of their star players.

Both Chicago and Atlanta were two of the most successful teams of the inaugural CDL season, winning several Home Series’ between them and placing third and second at Champs respectively.


Now, it appears both teams are looking to make changes to take them that one step further and win a world championship — and are preparing to bring some new names into the fold.

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New leaks suggest twins Arcitys and Prestinni will both be leaving Chicago Huntsmen.

According to a report by notorious CoD esports leaker CDL Intel, both teams will be making at least one change, including a trade between the two.


The report states that Atlanta FaZe will be largely the same team, with Cellium, Simp and Abezy sticking around. The switch to 4v4 sees MajorManiak lose his spot to none other than Chicago’s Arcitys, while Priestahh could be on his way to OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, according to the leak.

Obviously, that leaves a roster of four on Chicago Huntsmen, but rumor has it Prestinni will also not be on the team, and the plan is to replace him with OpTic Gaming’s Dashy.

This is something backed up by Call of Duty esports news reporter TheTacticalRab, who posted a video on September 4 saying along the exact same lines, that it seems likely Arcitys is headed to Atlanta in place of Priestahh, who would reunite with former 100 Thieves teammates SlasheR and Kuavo on OGLA.


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Rab also mentions that he believes Prestinni to currently be a team of two with former Huntsmen starter Gunless, though it remains to be seen where they go.

So, to clarify, these are how the three above teams are expected to shape up according to these new leaks:

Chicago Huntsmen

  • Scump
  • FormaL
  • Envoy
  • Dashy

Atlanta FaZe

  • Simp
  • Abezy
  • Cellium
  • Arcitys

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

  • SlasheR
  • Kuavo
  • TJHaly
  • Priestahh

These all look like impeccably solid squads, and are bound to make waves if they end up being the finished line-ups for the Black Ops Cold War season.


As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt. As we know with this year’s CDL rostermania, nothing can be made official until September 13, which is more than enough time for players to change their minds.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.


For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.


Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.