OpTic's H3CZ and compLexity's Jason Lake discuss where they'd locate their Call of Duty franchises - Dexerto
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OpTic’s H3CZ and compLexity’s Jason Lake discuss where they’d locate their Call of Duty franchises

Published: 31/Dec/2018 19:30 Updated: 31/Dec/2018 20:03

by Alan Bernal

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Esports is a flourishing sector and veterans of the industry sat down to discuss where their teams would settle in Call of Duty as the swirling rumor of franchising gains more traction as the new year approaches.

As Activision looks to foster a more stable competitive scene surrounding its esports fixtures, big clubs are already in the mix to find the best opportunity to franchise in one of esports more exciting titles.

Call of Duty has a rich history of tournaments and competitions, and legendary organization owners Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez of OpTic Gaming and Jason Lake from compLexity sat down to discuss, among other things, where the teams would take their CoD brands in 2019.

Snippet of Activision’s 2017 Annual Report that hints to the company could be looking into franchising for Call of Duty.

Lake discussed his organizations reintroduction into the Call of Duty space on H3CZ’s The Eavesdrop Podcast, and gave his thoughts on compLexity’s next step to reviving its CoD presence.

“CompLexity would definitely like to be back in [to Call of Duty] if the opportunity is right,” Lake said. “Like, OpTic’s going to get a franchise, Envy and [Envy Founder and CEO Mike Rufail] are going to get a franchise, as they should. So like, from a business perspective, is it smart for us to get it and have three franchises in Dallas.”

Although the idea of compLexity setting up shop in Dallas might not be in the cards, Lake did give a peek into the ideas the organization are currently humoring outside of the Dallas area.

“Do we look at another region and be like ‘Hey, this would be a good place to kind of start going international’ and expand Call of Duty in that direction,” Lake said.

(Timestamp for mobile users is around 42:52)

Call of Duty holds a special place for long-time industry figures and landing a franchised position for the title will undoubtedly be a coveted goal for owners around the scene.

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.