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Nadeshot accidentally leaks Chicago CoD’s name in stream slip-up

Published: 26/Oct/2019 6:39 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 8:43

by Joe Craven


Founder of 100 Thieves and ex-professional player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag accidentally leaked the name of Chicago’s CoD franchise in a hilarious faux pas, as he played Modern Warfare with FormaL and Scump. 

With Modern Warfare now out for everybody to experience, fans are eagerly anticipating the new franchised league more than ever. However, there are still plenty of announcements to come first.

There have been countless leaks and rumors regarding rosters and team names, with numerous signings and announcements being made public everyday.

ActivisionThe Call of Duty League (CDL) replaces the CWL for the first time.

One announcement yet to be made is the name and branding that the Chicago CoD franchise will operate under. Rumors thus far have suggested it will be ‘Chicago Huntsmen’, who will feature a similar logo to that of the Houston Outlaws Overwatch team. 

The Chicago CoD franchise has confirmed a star-studded roster of Arcitys, Envoy, Gunless, Scump and FormaL. 

Nadeshot was playing with Scump and FormaL on October 25, when he made the hilarious slip-up. According to viewers of Nade’s stream, he had been in the lobby for barely 30 seconds when he said: “Are we bringing the team back? I feel like I could be a sub (SMG) for the Huntsmen.”

There was an awkward silence immediately after Nade’s mistake, as Scump and FormaL seemingly couldn’t believe what their ex-teammate had just said. 

“The what?” Scump finally replied, before dissolving into fits of laughter. “Oh my god I’m texting Hector.” 

Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is the ex-CEO of OpTic Gaming, and the current head of NRG’s Chicago CoD franchise. In other words, he will have been heavily involved in the acquisition of Chicago’s operating name, as well as its logo. 

NRGH3CZ joined NRG, owners of the Chicago CoD franchise, following his departure from OpTic Gaming.

H3CZ is known to be good friends with all three of the men involved in the clip, at one point or another being their ‘boss’ as they competed as professional players.

For his part in the hilarious moment, Nade just shook his head and laughed gingerly, as if he couldn’t fathom the slip up he had just made. 

Given the announcement of Chicago’s roster came just a few days ago, we can expect to see official confirmation made anytime soon. 

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FormaL claims FaZe are OpTic Chicago’s toughest competition for CDL 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:42 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:51

by Theo Salaun


OpTic Chicago’s Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has revealed that he thinks the Atlanta FaZe will be the team to beat in the Call of Duty League’s 2021 season, citing how similar the two teams are.

A seven-year veteran in professional Call of Duty, FormaL boasts a wealth of expertise and some interesting insights. Excited for Black Ops Cold War and a refreshed CDL roster, back under the OpTic banner, the 2017 World Champion broke down his expectations for the 2021 season on an episode of “The Bakery” podcast.

Tucked in between romantic stories of trying to hide his gaming career from a crush and resisting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s kiss attempts, FormaL discussed the upcoming competitive season. With former teammate Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson moved over to Atlanta, OpTic’s AR revealed that FaZe are the biggest concern in 2021 — not the 2020 champion Dallas Empire.

With the league transitioning to 4 vs. 4 and Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War, FormaL believes that Chicago is primed to win CDL Champs, but that Atlanta is the toughest test ahead.

For mobile users, segment begins at 39:45.

Like sniping from the safety of a head glitch, FormaL did not hesitate at all when asked who would Chicago considers the most troubling team in 2021: “Definitely FaZe. FaZe is just another powerhouse … They’re pretty well-rounded, they got an insane amount of talent, they all want to play with each other. It’s just how our team is.”

Pinpointing FaZe’s roster balance, FormaL elaborated that the inclusion of Arcitys simply adds a new element to the competition between Chicago and Atlanta: “Alec’s a really good friend of mine. It’s gonna be really fun to play against him the whole year. You’ve got the Simp, aBeZy duo, you’ve got the Cellium thing … it’s gonna be a good rivalry for sure.”

In 2020, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris were one of the best SMG duos in the CDL while McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel was an MVP candidate (alongside Simp) in the flex role. When he spoke with Dexerto back in July, Cellium also told us that he thought Arcitys was the best AR in the league.

While respectful of the talent and balance this new FaZe roster enjoys, FormaL was unfazed when asked who wins CDL Champs 2021: “We do. 100 percent.” This coincides with his earlier explanation that the change to 4 vs. 4 suits a Chicago team that prefers that style, is excited to reunite with Dashy, and enjoys Treyarch titles.

Last year, the Empire came first, FaZe came second, and Chicago (at that point, the Huntsmen) came third. This year, FormaL expects to win, FaZe to repeat with silver, and it doesn’t even seem like third place is on his radar: “I don’t know who the f**k comes third, Paris?”