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G2 Esports announce return to Call of Duty for Black Ops 4 with all-star lineup

Published: 25/Oct/2018 16:16 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 16:25

by Calum Patterson

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G2 Esports have announced the signing of five top professional Call of Duty players for the Black Ops 4 season, finalizing much of Rostermania for top teams in the NA region.

After much speculation, G2 have officially secured the signatures of Ricky ‘Ricky’ Stacy, Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento, Martin ‘Chino’ Chino, Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic and Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato.

Chino and Decemate both join after leaving Team Envy, while Blazt and Ricky join from the recently released CompLexity roster. 

Faccento was the only player left unaccounted for from the Echo Fox roster of the 2018 season, who like compLexity are stepping out of Call of Duty for the time being.

Their place in the CWL (should they qualify) is taken Spanish organization G2, who return to Call of Duty esports for the first time since early 2017.

After a cryptic teaser posted on October 24, the organization announced their full roster on October 25.

The team have already been spotted practicing together in Search and Destroy tournaments online, as the competitive Call of Duty scene awaits the release of a full CWL ruleset.

The first event of the 2019 CWL season will take place in Las Vegas, on December 7-9, 2018. Given the pro point standings and Stage Two placings of these players from last season, G2 should be guaranteed a pool play spot.

Keep up to date with all the moves in Rostermania with our dedicated coverage hub, complete with a full list of transfers.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.