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Hitch and Team Summertime join H3CZ at NRG

Published: 2/Oct/2019 18:58 Updated: 2/Oct/2019 19:03

by Albert Petrosyan

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NRG Esports’ new co-CEO Hector ‘H3CZ‘ Rodriguez has recruited his former OpTic Gaming colleague Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards and his Team Summertime group of content creators. 

H3CZ and Hitch were two of the most iconic members of OpTic Gaming to have recently parted ways with the organization following its sale to Immortals Gaming Club.

However, after a short turnaround, the pair will be joining forces under the NRG banner, which the former Green Wall CEO recently joined in an executive capacity.

On October 2, NRG’s official Twitter page posted the announcement in the form of a video skit, which showed H3CZ coming up with the idea while grilling outdoors.

The video then cuts to Hitch and the other two members of Team Summertime – Blake Cissel and JorgeNotGeorge – relaxing in a pool, revealing that idea to be him wanting to recruit the trio to his new org.

Team Summertime, referred to as TST for short, is a collaborative effort between Hitch, Blake, and Jorge to regularly put out content together on Twitch and YouTube.

Their streams normally feature all three members’ face-cams on the screen at the same time, which allows viewers to be able to see all of their reactions at once when something cool happens on the broadcast.

According to their respective bios on Twitter, they are now all content creators for NRG, so they will likely just continue to do what they have been doing since TST became their full-time gig back in 2018.

Their content will probably mainly be focused on Call of Duty streams and videos, with Modern Warfare due to be released on October 25, although they have been known to sprinkle some other games here and there, such as Minecraft, FIFA, and VR titles.

Hitch - TwitterThe three members of TST are tight-knit trio that produce a lot of popular content, especially in Call of Duty.

As for NRG, this is obviously evidence that their recruitment of H3CZ as co-CEO is paying off already since he and Hitch had a long and strong relationship during their time with OpTic.

A content superpower like TST is a very nice addition to the organization’s group of content creators, as the trio will no doubt attract a lot of viewership on Twitch and YouTube moving forward.

In addition to their content, TST has also built a very positive reputation in the online gaming community, especially within the Call of Duty scene, thanks to their recent charity Black Ops 2 throwback LAN event in partnership with Movember, a charity that “tackles men’s health on a global scale.”

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.