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Hitch explains why he wants to see OpTic Gaming sign popular SnD star streamer Rallied

Published: 4/Dec/2018 22:04 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 22:09

by Albert Petrosyan

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Award winning videographer Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards wants to see OpTic Gaming expand their content creation team by signing popular Call of Duty streamer Patryk ‘Rallied’ Salata. 

Hitch took to social media on December 4 to express his desire for OpTic to recruit Rallied, tweeting out: “OpTic Rallied. The people want it,” while also tagging the org in his tweet. 

Speaking about it on his live-stream, Hitch explained why he would like to see Rallied added to OpTic’s content creation team, specifically citing his positive work ethic and personality.

“I think he would be a good fit for OpTic Gaming because he’s a Call of Duty player which is our base viewership,” he said. “He’s a very, very good, very positive vibed person. I think he’d be good on camera, he’d be good on streams.”

Hitch also went on to mention that he thinks the org’s content side of things has take a downward turn, and bringing on someone like Rallied can steer the ship in the right direction.

“We need people for our content because our content is definitely running very low with all the esports teams that have been let go and all of the content creators that have left.”

Rallied has certainly been around the Call of Duty community for a very long time, and is known to be a ‘Snd star,’ the name given to those who focus on playing and streaming online Search and Destroy tournaments and wagers.

A partnered streamer on Twitch, Rallied boasts over 80,000 followers on the streaming platform, with an additional 43,000+ on Twitter, making him one of the biggest and well-known full-time CoD streamers around. 

Rallied briefly attempted to reach the pro level during the past WWII season, but ultimately decided that being a streamer was his calling.

He briefly attempted to expand on his expertise and reach the pro level during the past WWII season, making appearances at the CWL major tournaments in Dallas, New Orleans, and Seattle.

Things did not work out however, as he failed to place any higher than 29-32, and ultimately decided that his calling was to remain a content creator and play SnD high roller wagers and tournaments.

Joining OpTic would certainly be a mutually beneficial partnership. OpTic could provide the clout and resources to turn Rallied into more of a star and expand his brand to beyond just streaming, as they’ve done with numerous others in the past. 

On the flip side, Rallied is already adored by many competitive CoD fans and offers the potential for consistent and full-time CoD content creation that the org so desperately needs. 

There is also the potential for more collaborative projects if Rallied were to be brought on board, especially with the likes of Hitch, as the two have maintained a long standing friendship over the years.

Hitch is currently one of the leading figures in OpTic’s content creation team for Call of Duty, and he live-streams Black Ops 4 daily on his Twitch channel.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.