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How to watch Hitch’s Black Ops 2 LAN tournament ft Crimsix, Karma & more – teams, schedule, stream, format

Published: 25/Sep/2019 21:44 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 22:21

by Albert Petrosyan

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Former OpTic Gaming content creator and videographer Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards has organized a throwback Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 tournament with the help of Activision, and we’ve got everything there is to know about it.

With the Black Ops 4 season having already wrapped up, competitive Call of Duty is in a bit of a lull right now, which is why Hitch has decided to put together a BO2 tournament featuring some biggest names in the community, both past and present.

Competing in this event will be top pro players, rosters, and prominent figures from the Search & Destroy scene, all facing off in what will be the first ever throwback event played on LAN.

The official name of this competition is the Team Summertime Movember Invitational – a partnership between Hitch’s content team TST and Movember, a charity that “tackles men’s health on a global scale.” 

Also involved is EsportsStadium, a large dedicated esports facility based in Arlington, Texas, which is where this event will be hosted.

Schedule

The tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, with the action kicking off at 10 AM PST / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on both days.

The event will be livestreamed on EsportsStadium’s official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience. 

Watch live video from esportsstadium on www.twitch.tv

Teams and Rosters

There will be a total of eight teams competing in this tournament, with rosters featuring a mix of pro players, both active and retired, as well as S&D stars who have been around the community for a long time.

  • Gunless, Arcitys, Prestinni, Envoy
  • Kenny, Rallied, Blazt, Mutex
  • Burns, Sender, Blfire, Foreplayy
  • Aches, Crimsix, Karma, Clayster
  • Killa, Parasite, MBoZe, Mosh
  • Realize, Gucci, Remy, Equip
  • Johnny, Twizz, Nelson, TcM
  • Xotic, Mochila, 2Pac, TTiny

Clayster is filling in for TeePee in the old compLexity/Evil Geniuses roster that was one the most dominant ever, while MBoZe and Mosh are taking Karma’s and Mirx’s spots in the iconic Fariko Impact team that took first place in the Call of Duty Championship 2013 during Black Ops 2.

MLGAlthough they won’t be all playing together, Fariko Impact’s legendary BO2 roster will be well represented at Hitch’s throwback event.

Format

While the exact details of the tournament structure haven’t been laid out, Hitch has confirmed that the main competitive modes – Hardpoint, S&D, and Capture the Flag – will all be featured, as well as iconic maps like Raid, Standoff, and Slums. 


Of course, we will continue to bring you the latest on this tournament as more information gets revealed between now and the starting date. 

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.