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Italian and German Call of Duty Teams to Miss Out on Last Chance Qualifier

Published: 22/Jul/2018 15:22 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:23

by Vincent Genova

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Two European teams are facing last minute issues ahead of the CWL Last Chance Qualifier and will be unable to attend the event.

Italian team iDomina and an unrepresented German side are vacating their spots in the qualification tournament for the Call of Duty Championships.

Iviano, Genesis, Phantom and SteLios won the German National Circuit to qualify for the LCQ, but one of the players received an unexpected opportunity to go back to university.

The player will be returning to school instead of attending the qualifier, leaving the squad unable to field four players.

The German team received a fully funded trip to the LCQ as a result of their National Circuit victory, but were still looking for an organization to represent them for the event.

German CoD fans may have lost their LCQ representative team, but the international mixed roster of Black Forest Games features a German player in Sharko. Black Forest qualified for the event through pro points.

Italian team iDomina will also be forced to miss the LCQ after running into visa issues with their players.

iDomina won the Italian National Circuit without dropping a single map, going 6-0 with an 18-0 map count in Stage 4. They picked up two 3-0 sweeps in the playoffs to win their trip to the LCQ.

It is not known how many players are facing visa issues in the Italian side, but interestingly enough, the German player going back to school would like to see a travel eligible Italian take his place.

With the LCQ happening on July 24, it is unlikely roster swaps or travel arrangements for new teams can be completed in time. MLG and the CWL have not commented on bracket changes that may happen due to 30 teams competing instead of 32.

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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.