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Envy owner Hastr0 reveals what type of players CoD Dallas are looking to sign

Published: 5/Sep/2019 4:20 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 5:03

by Brad Norton


Mike ‘hastr0’ Rufail, owner and CEO of the Call of Duty franchise based in Dallas, has provided some insight as to what kinds of players the team is looking to sign for the 2020 season. 

As the competitive Call of Duty landscape transitions in 2020 to a franchise-based model in the same vein as the Overwatch League, hastr0 is ready to get to work and put together a brand new roster for the Dallas-based team. 

As the owner of one of the nine franchise spots in the new league, he took to Twitter to explain how they’re constructing a roster for the inaugural season.

Competitive Call of Duty will be forever changed by the new franchise system.

“We are really trying to use as much of our experience that we gained over the years to put together the best roster possible.”

The primary focus when recruiting for the Dallas roster is to highlight players that can get along with one another, or a “a team of players that can just stay stable.”

“I think one of the biggest issues amongst Call of Duty teams has been interpersonal team issues,” he added. 

Hastr0 assured that while in previous years, “you see a lot of mid-season drama and roster changes” because of the team dynamic, the upcoming Dallas roster will comprise of “players who we know aren’t going to get tilted by a loss.”

Team Envyus victorious at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship

Alluding to the storied history of Team Envy, he asserted that “we were that team you could always expect to turn up at the world championships,” implying that the same champion-caliber roster will translate into the 2020 Call of Duty season.

With the player signing window having opened on September 3, CoD Dallas and all of the other franchises are now free to bring new talent aboard, so fans can expect a flurry of roster announcements in the coming days and weeks. 

With a long standing history in the competitive CoD scene, hastr0 helped lead Envy to four Call of Duty World Championship Grand Finals appearances, including a first place finish in 2016.

Throughout the years, the iconic organization was ever-present on the biggest stage, especially when it came to their storied eClassico rivalry against Optic Gaming.

While those brands won’t be present as the franchise league kicks off in 2020, nine new teams will be looking to make their mark, with several of them already teasing exciting rosters.

Keep up with all of the roster moves and team changes all offseason via our dedicated Call of Duty League RosterMania hub.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


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
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.