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How Envoy became Chicago Huntsmen’s secret Call of Duty League MVP

Published: 30/Mar/2020 10:38 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 10:57

by Joe Craven

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Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon exploded onto the Call of Duty scene during the Black Ops 4 season, cementing himself as one of the top players in the world. Prior to 2018 though, few would have known much about the SMG superstar. 

At the CWL Seattle tournament way back in Call of Duty: WWII, Envoy’s Team WaR roster placed 41-48. The squad, featuring Envoy, Tisch, Super and RobbieB3319, crashed out so low their travel expenses to the tournament were likely not covered by their winnings.

However, despite the poor placing, Envoy’s confidence refused to budge. Just over a year later, during the Black Ops 4 season, his Gen.G roster placed second at the CWL Anaheim 2019 tournament, taking home upwards of $15,000 each. The performance was anchored by Envoy, who boasted an incredible 1.2 K/D against the best in the world.

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Envoy’s time on Gen.G saw him rise to the top.

CWL Anaheim 2019 was not a one off. Across the Black Ops 4 season, Envoy put up an overall K/D of 1.15, proving himself to be capable of beating the best. It was this kind of form that elevated a solid Gen.G roster to title competitors.

When Chicago Huntsmen announced Envoy on their roster, some people were unsure how he’d adapt to being surrounded by some of the all-time greats like Scump and FormaL. Pair that with reigning world champion Arcitys and natural talent Gunless, and you’d be forgiven for thinking he’d be overshadowed.

Despite limited events so far, Envoy has proved beyond doubt he can hang with the world’s best, and can even stand out among them. His rise to stardom has seldom been matched in CoD history, and it doesn’t look like the young gun is slowing down anytime soon.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton

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Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.