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Top business website claims Immortals buyout of Infinite and OpTic has been finalized

Published: 6/Jun/2019 2:53 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 8:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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It appears that the Immortals Gaming Club’s buyout of OpTic Gaming and their parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment has finally gone through.

On June 5, Crunchbase, a reputable source for information on private and public business, updated their profile page of Infinite to show that they had been acquired by Immortals Gaming Club.

Considering that OpTic Gaming are part of Infinite, then it’s more than likely that the Green Wall is now under the control of Immortals as well, assuming that Crunchbase’s profile is correct. 

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It must be noted that this information has not been officially announced by any of the parties involved, so the finalization of the buyout remains unconfirmed.

Furthermore, the Crunchbase website, as prominent and oft-used as it is, apparently gives all users who create an account the ability to make edits and changes on existing profiles and business pages.

While its not clear to what extent these changes can be made, it does leaves the door open for the possibility that the change was edited in by someone who has no knowledge of the situation. 

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If this news does end up being correct, it will not come as a major shock to most, considering that there has been heavy speculation for weeks that Immortals were the front-runners to acquire Infinite.

As for OpTic, CEO Hector ‘H3CZ‘ Rodriguez had already confirmed that he had put in a bid to purchase the Green Wall back from Infinite, although he did suggest that the ownership was leaning towards accepting the opposition bid over his. 

Considering the lack of further information and announcements, there is still the possibility that he was able to buy back OpTic, while Immortals were given control over the rest of Infinite.

This would be the optimal outcome for the org, since it’s been widely discussed that the owners would likely look to dissolve the brand and disband its teams if they gained control.

OpTic Gaming - YouTubeH3CZ has confirmed that he’s put in a bid to purchase back OpTic, but whether that ends up happening remains to be seen.

Again, this news has not yet been officially announced or confirmed, which means that there is always a chance that it could prove to be incorrect or premature.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this ongoing story as more information becomes available.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.