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eUnited roast OpTic Gaming’s CoD Champs failure with Halloween makeover

Published: 31/Oct/2018 15:35 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 16:03

by Calum Patterson

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Esports organization eUnited gave their social media accounts a Halloween makeover – dressing up as “a Top 24 Champs team” – i.e. OpTic Gaming.

OpTic had a dysmal showing at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championship in August, eliminated in the group stages, despite only needing to win a single map against Evil Geniuses to advance.

Evil Geniuses, led by now Envy captain Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, went on to secure World Championship and reinforce the ACHES vs OpTic rivalry – but it appears eUnited wants to start a rivalry of its own.

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Although their original tweet was deleted, eUnited blamed it on a ghost, doubling down on their costume plans for Halloween.

And it wasn’t just this single tweet, they also changed their entire Twitter banner to the green colors of OpTic.

eUnited placed 4th at the most recent World Championship, although they may have experienced a slight lapse in memory – as they too placed top 24, albeit at the 2016 World Championship – as they were reminded by CoDGamepedia.

eUnited’s social media team may have earned somewhat of a reputation for their memes and gags, but this joke particularly caught the community by surprise.

CWL caster and host Clint ‘Maven’ Evans simply responded with a picture of the OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, presumably mirroring his own reaction.

100 Thieves graphic designer Alpaca – formerly of OpTic Gaming – responded similarly, with a picture of an open mouthed Drake in complete shock and awe.

MLG Director Ethan Spence just seemed happy to see another rivalry brewing ahead of the new season.

There’s no response yet from OpTic Gaming themselves, but we’re sure they’re cooking something up to fire back at such slander – although a social media war with eUnited is not for the faint hearted.

Of course, a handful of fans of the GreenWall were not impressed by eUnited’s hilarity, but it’s the response they would have expected.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.