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Echo Fox announce major news regarding their Call of Duty pro team

Published: 9/Oct/2018 23:32 Updated: 9/Oct/2018 23:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization Echo Fox have made a major announcement in regards to their future in Call of Duty esports.

In a statement released on October 9, Echo Fox President Jared Jeffries announced that the org will be disbanding their CoD team ahead of the upcoming Black Ops 4 season.

This comes as part of a major organizational realignment, which also includes the disbanding of EF’s Gears of War team, as well as the release of some of their Fighting Game and other select players. 

“These moves allow us to focus our time and resources on the continued development of the remaining rosters,” Jeffries wrote. “Ensuring that we can deliver on the expectations of our fans, our players, and the rest of the Echo Fox family. 

With Echo Fox not committing to fielding a team at any point in the near future, the Black Ops 4 season looks to be the first that the org will not participate in since they ventured into competitive CoD in 2016.

Despite not finishing in the top three at any of the major events, Echo Fox had a decent year in competitive Call of Duty. 

The team qualified for both Stages of the CWL Pro League, advancing to the Playoffs in Stage 2, and also came in an impressive fourth at CWL Seattle.

With this announcement, the two remaining active players – Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento and Renato ‘Saints’ Forza – are now free agents, with their future uncertain.

Ulysses ‘AquA’ Silva and Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda, the other half of the EF roster that finished the WWII season, moved on to join Splyce several days before this announcement. 


Keep up with all roster moves, team changes, and player announcements by visiting our dedicated Rostermania hub here.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.