OpTic's Scump reveals the process for how CoD pros decide on Gentlemen's Agreements - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Scump reveals the process for how CoD pros decide on Gentlemen’s Agreements

Published: 22/Nov/2018 19:56 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 20:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty team captain Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has revealed some insight as to how Gentlemen’s Agreements are organized in the pro scene.

While technically not allowed by the CoD World League, GA’s are a crucial aspect of every competitive season, as pro players and teams come together to agree not to use certain weapons, items, and, in this case of Black Ops 4, specialists.

“Why do they do it? Just to try and make the game more competitive,” Scump explained. “And take out all of the cheesy stuff.”

While its common knowledge that there are numerous GA’s forged during each season, the exact process for how they come to be is not often talked about.

In an answer to a question posed to him during a live-stream, Scump explained that when a pro player or players notice something they don’t like about a certain weapon or item, they reach out to the rest of the pro scene and propose that it gets banned via GA.

This is normally done via group DM on Twitter, at which point each team then internally discusses the implications of the GA and has their team captain vote on whether to agree to the GA or not.

Several pro players are known for proposing GAs quickly and often after a new game is released, especially Luminosity Gaming’s Slacked and 100 Thieves’ SlasheR, the latter of whom has been coming under criticism lately for certain GAs.

Since Scump doesn’t go into more detail, it would be interesting to know how many teams are represented in these GA discussions and votes, especially since these agreements tend to resound to the rest of the competitive scene. 

With there being no official list, it’s not always clear which items and weapons have been banned via GA, especially since GAs often change throughout the course of a season, often following a major update or patch. 

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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.