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OpTic Gaming eye up FaZe Clan player for CWL Pro League substitute

Published: 27/Jan/2019 19:26 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:46

by Calum Patterson


As with all teams in the CWL Pro League, OpTic Gaming will be looking to recruit a substitute player for the 2019 season, and they have already reached out to a FaZe Clan star.

FaZe’s long time player Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto fell short at the Pro League qualifier, as his side were eliminated by French side Overtime eSport.

Having never missed a season of the CWL Pro League, to see players of ZooMaa’s caliber not in the league was unthinkable for many fans.

But, it looks like ZooMaa will potentially sign with the CWL Las Vegas champions OpTic as their substitute – if contractual issues can be resolved.

During a live stream on January 26, ZooMaa revealed that he was “I was supposed to be a sub for OpTic, but there’s like contract things and stuff that needs to be settled, and I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Update: During a live stream on January 27, ZooMaa responded to a question regarding the status of his possible substitute position with OpTic.

The FaZe Clan player says he was “going to be” OpTic’s sub, but is not unsure if the move will go through due to contract complications.

Substitute players would still play in the amateur portion of events with a separate roster, but would be available to call upon if the Pro League team required their services.

It is likely that others from the FaZe Clan roster are selected as substitutes, and ZooMaa even suggested that his (now former) teammate Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greener has been recruited to a new team.

Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel and James ‘Crowder’ Crowder are also potentially on the market for new teams and substitute positions.

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How to get free Pawn Takes Pawn rewards for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:56

by Tanner Pierce


Now that the Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg hunt is finally over, which connected both Warzone and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, fans have now been rewarded with in-game items for both games and Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how you get your hands on them.

After months of solving easter eggs both online and in Warzone, the Pawn Takes Pawn campaign has finally come to end and while most people thought that the hunt itself was fun, the final reveal of a simple video was a bit less ideal than some were hoping for, to say the least.

That being said, it’s not all bad. As a reward for the community completing the easter egg, Activision is giving all players some sweet rewards for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone/Modern Warfare, and even Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting your hands on them isn’t too tricky but there are a couple steps you have to follow.

Activision has revealed that Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile players can unlock special Pawn Takes Pawn items.

Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Mobile Pawn Takes Pawn rewards

Players are able to get a slew of rewards for three separate games. While you definitely get more for Modern Warfare/Warzone, the fact that Treyarch is already giving out rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its official release is cool to see. Even giving some love to Mobile is a nice gesture.

  • Black Ops Cold War
    • Knight chess piece weapon charm
    • “Family Portait” calling card
  • Modern Warfare/Warzone
    • Ak-47 weapon blueprint
    • Helicopter skin
    • Pawn chess piece weapon charm
    • 5 emblems
    • 5 calling cards
    • 5 sprays
  • Mobile
    • By15 weapon skin
    • Calling card
    • Avatar
    • Spray
    • Frame

All in all, it’s a ton of content and it’s nice to see Activision giving some love to all games, rather than just one.

Players can also earn rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its release.

Pawn Takes Pawn content instructions

Getting access to all three of these content packs is relatively simple, however, there’s still a few steps that you have to go through. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you have an Activision account and that it’s linked to either your PlayStation, Xbox, or Battle.net accounts.

  1. Go to pawntakespawn.com/colorbound and either sign-in to your Pawn Takes Pawn account or make one if you haven’t already.
  2. Type in “1PIECES9IN8PLAY1” in the box that shows up titled Flying Colors.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. After you fully watch the video, you should see an achievement pop up in the top right hand corner allowing you to “redeem rewards”. Click that link and you’ll see a list of codes.
  5. In a separate tab/window, go to callofduty.com/redeem and sign-in to your Activision account.
  6. Input the codes one by one once the box pops up.

It’s worth noting that there’s a small bug associated with the codes. Sometimes, after you watch the video, the achievement won’t pop up. To solve this, re-input the code on the “colorbound” website and watch the video again. It should pop up after that point.

After you complete all the steps, you should see your rewards show up in-game the next time you boot it up.