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Hastr0 gives sneak peek into Team Envy’s new HQ

Published: 13/Jan/2020 17:20 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:02

by Andy Williams

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Team Envy owner, Mike ‘hastr0’ Rufail, has given us an update on Team Envy’s headquarters, and Dallas Empire are already putting it to good use ahead of the inaugural start to the Call of Duty League.

Activision’s Call of Duty League is just around the corner and it looks like Dallas Empire are all set for everything that the forthcoming season will throw their way.  

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Playing under the Team Envy banner, Empire are heading into Minnesota as one of the favorites to take top honors at the end of the season.

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Hastr0 first gave Envy’s faithful a glimpse inside the new training facility back in November 2019, when he took his following on a 10-minute tour of the premises. 

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Teasing a plethora of contemporary features, the facility will even boast a dedicated area where fans will be able to engage with their favorite players.

After going quiet over the holiday season, the Envy CEO announced that the headquarters would house a full production studio (with a render attached to his Tweet) — showing that those who ‘bleed blue’ will get plenty of content back in return for their loyal support. 

On January 12, Hastr0 provided fans with a more detailed look inside the almost-complete training grounds. Both Envy’s Overwatch and Call of Duty teams will get their own dedicated space. 

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Alongside those teams competing in a franchised league, Rufail’s teased that Envy’s CS:GO team will have their own dedicated space — underscoring their ambition to fill out their existing three player roster, which is currently led by Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis.

The Call of Duty grind never stops

Given that the office is nearing completion, members of the Dallas Empire roster have already begun utilizing the training facility. 

Both Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal and Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro have already been capitalizing on the state-of-the-art headquarters, after grinding throughout the night. iLLeY stated: “Me and Ant are already putting in that work.”

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With all of these like-minded individuals all under one roof, chasing the same goal, there is no limit to where Dallas Empire’s ceiling will come. One thing’s for sure, plenty of CDL teams will be envious of their setup. 

The Call of Duty League kicks off on January 24, where Empire will face-off against the Chicago Huntsmen and Atlanta FaZe, in what is set to be an explosive first week.

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Nuketown Easter egg discovered on new Black Ops Cold War map

Published: 10/Oct/2020 1:08

by Tanner Pierce

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Black Ops Cold War players have discovered an easter egg that could hint at Nuketown from BO1 on the map Cartel, which is one of the brand new maps made available to fans during the game’s Open Beta.

Everyone knows that Nuketown is the single most popular map in Black Ops history. It’s been a part of every single iteration in the series, even showing up multiple times in one title, if you count the Zombies version of it in BO2. Rumors have even suggested that the map will be showing up in Black Ops Cold War, which is unsurprising, to say the least.

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Because of its popularity, it’s only reasonable that the developers would want to start teasing it before it’s added to the game – but most people probably didn’t expect it to show up in one of the beta maps.

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The image of Nuketown can be found right before the main hanger in Cartel.

If players go into the back of the map Cartel, which was one of the maps that players didn’t get to experience in the Alpha, they’ll find an image of one of the houses on the classic BO1 map. Does this mean that the classic version of the map will appear in Black Ops Cold War?

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Of course, no one knows at this point in time, but some people seem to think so, like YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. And it would make sense, too: With BOCW being a direct sequel to Black Ops 1, having a map pulled straight from that game would fit the time period.

That being said, given that every single version of the map throughout its history has been changed, it would be surprising if the developers didn’t do the same thing this time.

Regardless of what this picture means, it’s nice to see that the developers haven’t forgotten about the classic map, even 10 years after its original launch.

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