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Envy Gaming sign Warzone competitor & streamer BobbyPoff

Published: 19/Feb/2021 19:49 Updated: 19/Feb/2021 20:06

by Theo Salaun

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Envy Gaming have officially signed Warzone star and Twitch streamer BobbyPoff to their organization, making him the latest Call of Duty content creator to get a professional contract.

As Call of Duty: Warzone continues to hold a place among Twitch’s most-viewed games and within the tournament ecosystem, the “Scarf Lord” BobbyPoff (real name: Bobby Poff) is now the third of the game’s players to get signed to a gaming organization.

Owning the Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel and Call of Duty League’s Dallas Empire, Envy Gaming continue to make massive strides in the esports world. Likewise, the organization has upped their branded content game, bringing on various creators like the chess world’s Botez sisters under their umbrella recently.

After 100 Thieves made headway by buying a spot in the CDL (the Los Angeles Thieves), they also signed Warzone pros Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Rhys ‘Rated’ Price to their brand as possible members of a pro Warzone team. By signing BobbyPoff, Envy have continued this trend, securing their own competitor and content creator.  

Making the announcement with a fittingly whimsical animated short, Envy are obviously brandishing the Scarf Lord’s personality just as visibly as his talent. Discussing the addition, Envy’s Chief Content Officer Andrew Peterman touched on why that versatility fits the brand so well.

“He’s competitive, fun, and community-oriented, which is exactly what we want fans to expect more of from Envy.”

In light of that multifaceted content creation and competitive nature, Envy have additionally announced that they will be hosting prized Warzone tournaments with Mr. Poff as well as a video series that showcases the behind-the-scenes path to becoming a full-time content creator. With over 200,000 followers across social media and Twitch, his digital footprint is likely large enough for fans to be interested in the steps he’s taken to get there.

Announcing the signing with an animated short and Matrix-esque graphics, it’s clear that Envy intends to lean on Bobby’s often-comical character in their content. What remains unclear is how the organization and CDL are planning for the esports side of Warzone. In late-January, CDL commissioner Johanna Faries confirmed that Warzone was part of the league’s competitive future.

Whether that means teams will be able to field their own battle-royale counterparts or let their players compete in WZ tourneys continues to be a question. If the former is the case, then fans should expect more and more esports orgs to follow in 100T and Envy’s footsteps by signing skilled streamers.

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Frustrating Cold War Season 2 bug is locking players out of the game

Published: 24/Feb/2021 12:08

by Jacob Hale

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Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War is upon us, and while most players are excited about all of the new content arriving in the game, some are literally being prevented from playing the game after downloading the update.

Call of Duty is no stranger to bugs and glitches, ranging from minor annoying graphical bugs in Warzone to game-breaking glitches in the multiplayer experience.

Now, players are experiencing a whole new level of game-breaking bugs, as they can’t even get into the game.

The February 24 update was due to be an exciting one for fans, but now players are reporting that they can’t even load up the game at all.

Black Ops Cold War Season 2 roadmap
Activision
The Black Ops Cold War Season 2 roadmap.

BOCW players have to buy the game again?

After sitting through the painstaking download process, with Call of Duty games these days always growing in size, you just want to start the game up, see what’s new, and start ranking your Battle Pass up.

However, multiple players are reporting that the BOCW Season 2 update is leaving them in a loop, with the game asking them to purchase it, even though they already own it.

One user who experienced this was eortiz13 on Reddit, who reported that the game is asking him to re-purchase it before sending him to a screen that says he already has a copy.

just updated my game and now it wants me to re-purchase, but redirects me to a screen that says i already own it. cant even open up the menu. anyone else experiencing this? from r/blackopscoldwar

How to fix the issue

It seems that most people reporting this issue are playing on Xbox, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s limited to Microsoft’s console.

Here are some suggested fixes from other users on Reddit or those who have experienced it:

  • Contact Activision and Microsoft Support to see if they can help
  • Go to ‘Manage Game’ and ensure all content packs are installed
  • Uninstall then reinstall the game

It’s unclear what exactly is causing this issue, but it’s something either Activision or Microsoft will want to ensure is fixed as soon as possible,