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First Four Teams For Ghosts Throwback Tournament Revealed – Former OpTic Nation, compLexity and More

Published: 5/Sep/2018 15:54

by Calum Patterson

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The first four teams for the the CoD: Ghosts Throwback Tournament, hosted by OpTic Gaming’s Hitch, have been revealed, with fan favorite teams from the 2014 Ghosts season reuniting.

Throwback tournaments have become a tradition of sorts during the competitive Call of Duty off season, as pro players reunite on previous rosters to return to classic CoD titles.

Organized by Davis “Hitch” Edwards of OpTic Gaming, four teams have been announced, bringing back the storied rosters of OpTic Nation, compLexity, Team Kaliber and Team Envy, from the 2014 season.

OpTic Nation: MBoZe, KiLLa, MiRx, Ricky

This squad may not have won a major event during the Ghosts season, but this roster is all about the personality. Both MBoZe and MiRx are now retired from competing professionally, but this team reuniting will bring back memories for fans, especially of their unrivalled trash talk.

compLexity: ACHES, Karma, Crimsix, TeePee

This legendary roster should need no introduction. In eight events during the Ghost season, they won five, one 2nd place and one 3rd. Of course one of these events was their World Championship win, securing the players their first rings – and Karma his second.

Kaliber: Theory, Goonjar, Neslo, Sharp

Team Kaliber may have had their best season yet in CoD: WWII, but long term fans will still recall the Ghosts season as the tK glory days somewhat, despite not winning a major event. They were always challengers however, with four runner up finishes (although two of these were with Clayster and Apathy on the squad respectively).

Team Envy: Rambo, NAMELESS, StuDyy, MerK

Although none of these players still compete (although StuDyy has revealed plans to return for Black Ops 4), this team shouldn’t be dismissed. They weren’t expected to get to the grand final at 2014 Champs, but they did, and it reignited many of their careers. The chemistry on this squad should be interesting as NAMELESS and MerK now work together with MLG/CWL, and Rambo has been helping develop CoD titles with Sledgehammer.

The tournament will be held on September 22, played on the UMG website, with a $5,000 prize pool. Here’s the full details from Hitch:

On September 22nd, UMG and myself are bringing the community an 8 team, Ghosts invitational for $5,000. The entire purpose of this tournament is to try our best to reunite past rosters from that year one last time on this particular game. More team announcements coming soon! Get your vectors ready.

Another four teams are still to be announced, and there are still plenty of legendary rosters to establish, from OpTic Gaming, Strictly Business, FaZe Clan and Team JusTus to name few.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.