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First possible Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War teaser spotted in Warzone

Published: 7/Aug/2020 20:51 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:15

by Tanner Pierce

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Even though CoD 2020 hasn’t been officially announced yet, according to a new video, there may possibly be a teaser already for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, inside of Warzone Season 5.

At this point, we know a ton of details about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, this year’s entry in the mega first-person shooter franchise, even though it hasn’t technically been revealed by Activision.

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Tons of leaks lately point to the fact that the game’s announcement is going to be integrated into Warzone in some way, shape, or form. How exactly it will be implemented, remains to be seen, but we may already have our first clue.

On August 7, Warzone players reported seeing an odd glitch effect on their screens while playing the game. According to the clips, static takes over the player’s screen for a few minutes, before the words “KNOW YOUR HISTORY” appear on the screen.

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That message is then followed by the words “обреченына ее повторение”, which translates to “Doomed to repeat it” in Russian. What does this all mean? Your guess is as good as ours, but it would be hard to argue against this being a teaser for the next game.

For one, the phrase “know your history or be doomed to repeat it” is an old philosophical saying that wouldn’t really fit anything having to do with Warzone in its current state, so it must be related to the new game.

Furthermore, the presence of Russian text can’t really be coincidence; with the new CoD reportedly set to take place in the Cold War era, it’s safe to assume that Russia will play a central role in its story campaign and multiplayer.

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The phrase “обреченына ее повторение” also appears on the teaser, which appears to translates to “Doomed to repeat it”.

Of course, there’s always the chance that this could strictly be a teaser for an upcoming in-game event in Warzone, totally unrelated to Black Ops Cold War. In the official Season 5 Roadmap, Activision did confirm that there would be a “mid-season event” in the game, so we won’t know the whole picture until that kicks off.

That said, we may not have to wait long at all, considering that some content creators received mysterious crates from Activision with instructions telling them to not open the package until August 10.

As a result, the overwhelming speculation has now shifted to Monday being the date for when the next CoD will be officially revealed, which would make it even more sense that the devs are starting to sprinkle in-game teasers here and there.

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H3CZ acquires OpTic Gaming from Immortals: Report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has reportedly acquired OpTic Gaming in a deal separate from his ties with NRG Esports, where he currently serves as co-CEO.

The deal reportedly sees H3CZ set to occupy the Los Angeles Call of Duty League spot held by OpTic Gaming, an organization he created and built before its sale in June 2019, in which Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic parent company, Infinite, in a deal valued at around $100m.

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According to Esports Observer, the acquisition is still pending League approval, and H3CZ himself “intends to divest to interested esports organizations.” This is likely a compulsory step due to ownership rules of the CDL preventing H3CZ having ownership in more than one team in the league.

As the original report says, “sources close to the deal have come forward stating that after negotiations spanning a little over a month, Rodriguez purchased the OpTic Gaming IP in its entirety.”

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H3CZ HuntsmenH3CZ currently serves as co-CEO of NRG Esports and their CDL team, Chicago Huntsmen.

This would mean that H3CZ owns every asset and resource under the OpTic Gaming umbrella, and that negotiations likely started taking place around the time of the Call of Duty League Championship in late-August.

His ties with Chicago Huntsmen are expected to remain intact, so where the CDL spot occupied by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles goes remains to be seen, though commissioner Johanna Faries has recently insisted that there is “great demand” for expansion slots — so one lucky team might just get their wish.

Naturally, fans want to see the likes of Nadeshot and his 100 Thieves organization find his way back into the Call of Duty League, but after his decision not to buy-in at the start of its inaugural year, it’s impossible to speculate whether he would have had a change of heart since then.

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We have reached out to H3CZ for comment.