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H3CZ reveals why the Chicago Call of Duty team is named Huntsmen

Published: 20/Nov/2019 0:51

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty veteran and an icon in the greater esports industry, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has unveiled the deeper meaning behind the Huntsmen brand.

With the Call of Duty League kicking off in 2020, the current NRG co-CEO recently took the time to elaborate on the Chicago Huntsmen name after much deliberation in the community.

Identifying the key factors that led to the ultimate decision, H3CZ assured that much like the OpTic Gaming of old, he intends to build a worldwide powerhouse out of the Chicago-based franchise.

Chicago HuntsmenThe Chicago Huntsmen logo in all of its glory.

Opening the conversation in a November 12 video, he alluded to his humble beginnings back when Call of Duty was first booming. “Be the hunter, not the hunted,” his Xbox 360 biography supposedly read when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the hottest FPS title in 2007.

“Snipers by definition are hunters, and we’ve always been a sniping team in our hearts,” H3CZ asserted as he pointed to a sniper rifle tattoed across his left hand. The early days of numerous esports juggernauts today such as OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan, grew in popularity due to early sniping content.

“This isn’t something that I just came up with out of the blue,” he continued. “This is a lifestyle that I’ve been living in video games. We weren’t snipers that camped, we were aggressive, always on the hunt.”

Major League GamingSeth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper will be teaming together again under the Huntsmen banners.

With the Call of Duty League taking things to an international level as home and away games kick off in January 2020, H3CZ emphasized the importance of realizing Huntsmen as a global brand. “We’re an internationally recognized name, and we will always be that,” he asserted. “We just have a city name attached to it. Same people, different jersey.”

“We’re not gonna be complacent, we’re gonna go hunt success. The Huntsmen means more than just a logo and a name, for me it’s a literal lifestyle and a way of living.” 

The 13 most valuable esports organizations in the world were recently highlighted by Forbes with NRG sitting in 11th place with a $150 million valuation. Despite this, H3CZ has major plans to eclipse each and every organization on the list. “There’s a race going on right now, whether people want to admit it or not, to see who’s going to be the first esports team to [reach one billion], to be that valuable. “I intend on winning that.”


Wrapping up the discussion, H3CZ doubled down and asserted that “we’re not gonna be complacent, we’re gonna go hunt success. The Huntsmen means more than just a logo and a name, for me it’s a literal lifestyle and a way of living.” 

The full schedule for the inaugural Split of Call of Duty League action was recently revealed and the Huntsmen will be taking centre stage for the first time on January 26 against OpTic Gaming LA. 

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Warzone world record smashed with new longest-range sniper shot

Published: 30/Nov/2020 6:49 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 6:57

by Brad Norton

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Warzone world records are always a sight to behold and the record for the longest-range snipe has just been smashed thanks to some patience from a few dedicated gaming ‘mythbusters.’

Four months after their initial experiments set the Warzone community on fire, ‘DefendTheHouse’ have returned. While their early sniping tests revealed the longest range possible when hitting a vehicle, the results weren’t quite definitive enough.

Due to in-game limitations, bullets could only travel so far back in July. The only way to truly gauge the longest possible shot was to tag a vehicle, rather than an opposing player. However, that’s no longer the case.

Thanks to the implementation of custom games in Warzone, even the most extreme tests are possible. It didn’t take long before the longest snipe was set in stone for good.

Previously, anything beyond 2,495 metres in the test would simply cut out. The shot would fizzle up in the sky and there would be absolutely no impact.

But, thanks to the help of custom games “and 40 human beings,” the content creators could properly test snipers once and for all.

YouTube: DefendTheHouse
The new world-record has been set at 3,068.07 metres.

With one player set up over at the prison, a huge group of enemies gathered by the dam. Over 3,000 metres separated them but it took some time to get things right. From such a long-range, refining the angle was a challenge in its own right.

After plenty of test shots, and even dinging the nearby vehicles a few times, the world record shot finally came through. 3,068.07 metres was recorded by the DefendTheHouse crew. A near 600-metre improvement over their former world record.

Obviously, this was done in a custom lobby thanks to the help of the community. The record makes one thing clear though; this distance is possible in a Warzone match now too, as long as your aim and timing are both flawless.

It’s worth keeping in mind that while it took four months for this record to change, the new world’s best could be replaced in just a few days.

Every weapon from Black Ops Cold War is about to transition into Warzone on December 10. From the Pellington to the M82, perhaps one of the new snipers could trump everything Modern Warfare had to offer.