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StuDyy explains why he is retiring from professional Call of Duty

Published: 16/Jan/2019 16:10 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 17:36

by Matt Porter


Jeremy ‘StuDyy’ Astacio has officially announced his retirement from professional Call of Duty, and revealed what the future holds for him.

At 23 years of age, StuDyy is a veteran of the Call of Duty scene, breaking into the top tier of the esport back in 2014 playing for teams like Curse NY, JusTus and Team Envy.

It was in 2014 that Astacio won his first championship, winning UMG Dallas as part of a Denial Esports team that included current FaZe Clan star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto.

StuDyy competed for legendary organizations like Team Envy and Luminosity.

Astacio hasn’t played competitively in Call of Duty since April 2018, when his compLexity squad finished top 28 at the CWL Birmingham Open.

Now, StuDyy has tweeted that he is officially retiring from competing, and has explained that a new job position with the CWL is the reason he is stepping away.

“After all these years competing, I’m finally putting down the sticks,” wrote the American. “I want to think everyone who has supported me on my competitive career. With that being said, I will be taking my talents to the analysts desk for the Call of Duty World League.”

StuDyy is no stranger to being behind the desk, as he previously fulfilled the role of Pro Player analyst at the CWL Las Vegas Open back in December.

Many of Astacio’s peers have wished him the best as he moves on to the next chapter of his career, including former teammate Brandon ‘Nelson’ McKinney, who tweeted that he was “glad to be his last teammate ever, and was so bad that [StuDyy] had to go cast.”

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.