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CoD Pro Tommey Tweets His Travel Struggles After Missing Flight to CoD Champs 2018

Published: 13/Aug/2018 11:19

by Mike Kent


Professional Call of Duty player Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewren has had a nightmare attempting to travel to the 2018 Call of Duty Championships.

The annual event is the biggest event of the calendar year for competitive CoD fans, and on August 19 there will be four players who will be crowned WWII world champions.

It hasn’t been plane sailing (no pun intended) for everyone. British player Tommey was attempting to catch a flight on August 13 when he ran into severe traffic in his taxi, and as a result, missed out on being able to check in for his flight to Columbus.

The Team Vitality player explained that he had a terrible morning and eventually missed his the cut off time to check in by 20 minutes.

To compound his misery, because it was technically his fault, he was forced to pay £350 ($446) to reschedule another flight for the next day and had to pay £105 ($133) for a new hotel.

He Tweeted out the news following his ordeal.

Team Vitality will have a tough time at the event as it is, with a number of betting companies in Europe having their odds as high as 100/1 to win the event. That means if you put on $1 you’d get $101 back. In comparison, Rise Nation are 2/1 to take the title.

Tommey and co will fight it out against Echo Fox, Luminosity Gaming, and Havok Esports in Group G. They’ll need to place in the top two to advance through to the Championship Bracket. Matches begin on Wednesday, August 15 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

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Black Ops Cold War leak offers sneak peek at new Fireteam map Sanatorium

Published: 9/Jan/2021 4:30

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Black Ops Cold War players have been curious about the new Fireteam map, Sanatorium, ever since it was announced. Now, they can finally get a closer look after some leaked images surfaced online.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 is well underway. However, there’s still plenty in store, including a new Fireteam map called Sanatorium, which will arrive in the mid-season update on January 14.

Sanatorium is described as an “experimental health retreat” deep within the Ural Plains, surrounded by woodlands, hills, lakes, and even some docks. It sounds like the perfect place for some high-intensity combat. However, words don’t do it justice. After all, a picture tells a thousand words.

Black Ops Cold War Sanatorium Leak
Black Ops Cold War has many interesting maps, but Sanatorium is set to be one of the best Fireteam maps yet.

A leaker named ‘DeclassifiedCOD captured a series of images that revealed the map in more detail and leaked them online. The leak confirms everything we already knew about the map but in more detail. However, it goes a step further and shows even more.

For example, the first set of images show a player standing in front of different monuments and structures in what looks like a parkland area. It includes everything from concrete steps, flags, and an interesting statue. It also shows the player roaming around inside a large wooden attic.

The second set of images shows some other outside areas, including a small beach with a wooden dock and some grasslands near a lake. There’s plenty of scenery to take in, but more importantly, it’s good intel for players who might be looking for some good places to hide.

However, the most exciting shot looks like an entrance to an old manor surrounded by a black gated fence and lots of trees. There’s no doubt it will be one of the hottest spots on the map.

The third set of images shows some other bits and pieces scattered around the map. It starts with an image of a small wooden building in a remote area of the map. Then, it shows a long and winding cobblestone road somewhere between the manor and another building.

The last shot in the set reveals what looks like the backyard of the other building. It’s smaller than the manor, but it has lots of open space and even some garden beds and ledges. You wouldn’t want to get caught running across it.

The fourth and final set of images includes screenshots of a dimly lit room inside one of the buildings, a gas station, some open grasslands, and a large foyer with a staircase.

It’s hard to tell where the locations are until we get a better look at the map plan. However, all the signs point toward a diverse and expansive map with a good balance of indoor and outdoor areas.

It looks like the map has something for every player and playstyle. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer rushing, camping, sniping, mid-range shooting, or a combination of them all. Sanatorium has got you covered.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 has already been exciting, but the new Fireteam map is a welcome addition, and its release will undoubtedly make it even better.