CoD Players Hilariously Predict Rise Nation to Win 2018 CWL Champs After Streamer 'Pokimane' Tweets Out to 'Gunless' - Dexerto
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CoD Players Hilariously Predict Rise Nation to Win 2018 CWL Champs After Streamer ‘Pokimane’ Tweets Out to ‘Gunless’

Published: 15/Aug/2018 23:41 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 23:54

by Albert Petrosyan


Despite the fact that the 2018 CWL Championship is barely in its first day of action, the competitive CoD community is ready to crown Rise Nation as champions.

Players and fans alike took to social media on August 15 to predict that Rise will win the tournament after popular streamer ‘Pokimane’ tweeted out a good luck message to player Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman.

Before the first day of Champs kicked off, Gunless tweeted out the anime shirt and shoes he was going to wear for the day’s matches.

Pokimane then tweeted a reply to this post, wishing him good luck:

This sparked a quick and widespread reaction among many in the community; fans, players, and even casters began tweeting out their own replies, claiming that Pokimane’s tweet would hand Rise Nation the trophy and no one else would stand a chance.

Some of these hilarious reactions come from the likes of Clayster, Hitch, Neslo, FeLonY, Maven, Chino, and others.

For those who may not know the backstory, this all stems from when Pokimane first appeared in a video sending warm regards to Gunless just prior to the CWL Anaheim event in June.

This inspired Gunless, who has been very candid about the crush he has on the streamer, to put in an MVP-winning performance in leading Rise to their third championship of the season.

Considering that Gunless gave full credit to Pokimane’s video for his strong performance, it should not come as a surprise if the same type of thing takes place in Champs.

The team is already 2-0 and will look to sweep Group B as they face Lethal Gaming to wrap up group play on August 16.

You can keep updated on all schedules, scores, group standings, brackets, and live-streams via our dedicated 2018 CWL Champs hub here

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.