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Call of Duty: Apathy discusses the best and worst things about teaming with ACHES

Published: 7/Dec/2018 12:54 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 17:22

by Ross Deason

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Team Envy Call of Duty stars Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov might have won a World Championship together, but that doesn’t mean they always see eye-to-eye.

The veteran players have been competing with and against one another for over seven years, and they’ve certainly had the chance to learn each other’s tendencies both inside of the game and out.

So when Envy released a YouTube video on December 6 titled ‘What does Apathy think of Aches?! – Meet Team Envy COD’, fans of the team were expecting some hilarious trash talk.

“Now ACHES is a character. Wow, he gets on my nerves pretty bad,” said Apathy in the introduction segment. However, his analysis of ACHES as a Call of Duty player in the latter stages of the 15 minute video were significantly more serious and gave a great insight into the inner workings of Team Envy.

He said: “He’s a good leader, I feel like he helps the team in a lot of ways. But, I would say two things that really get on my nerves with him, sometimes, is one: when he gets really frustrated, the effort starts to diminish because he loses full composure. And then another thing is he can be a little bit toxic at times.”

Assault, SiLLY, Apathy and ACHES moved to Team Envy after winning the 2018 CoD World Championship

Apathy went on to discuss the team’s 2018 CoD World Championship win under Evil Geniuses, stating that he believes this victory was a major turning point for ACHES and the team as a whole.

“But after winning champs and after sort of working it out, he’s definitely calmed down which is awesome,” he said. “I mean, you love to see that type of progression, especially with a team that we’ve been teaming with for a while.

“Other than that, I mean he’s just a really good leader, he understands how to win, he understands what it takes to win and how to play the map.”

The 24-year-old concludes by saying that his relationship with ACHES is excellent outside of the game, saying: “Definitely a fun guy to be around. Sometimes I hate him in game, but I never really hate him out of game, it’s weird!”

The video doesn’t just concentrate on ACHES – all of the Envy players on the roster are put through the ringer by their teammates, and the honesty about in-game issues is a constant theme.

With the players clearly feeling comfortable enough with one another to speak honestly, and having a Call of Duty World Championship in their pockets, it will be interesting to see how their chemistry carries over into the first Black Ops 4 event of the season at CWL Las Vegas.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton

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Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Bracket

Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
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The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
Movember Foundation
TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.