Mind of Meebo is Back + Black Ops 4 Beta

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After an extremely lengthy hiatus of some three years, give or take, I’m excited to be getting back into Esports and also into my writing. Not that anyone reading this will care, so all I’ll say regarding the matter is that I’m back and planning on writing even more regularly than I did in the past, and hopefully my writing has only matured and improved with time. Now, let’s get to the good stuff. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta was released for PS4 users as of August 3rd, and from what I’ve seen so far, this game looks like another installment in Treyarch’s masterful creations that will be perfect for the competitive Call of Duty Esports community.

Although the game has some enhancements and changes, most notably the health bar above players’ heads that allows you to know just how close not only you yourself are to dying, but also your teammates and enemies. Many people have been in a bit of uproar concerning this addition to the game, although I’m fairly confident mostly everyone will have little to no issue adjusting and may in time appreciate it. The perks in Black Ops 4 appear to be some of the most satisfying in recent memory, and many of the weapons have the makings of previous guns throughout the franchise’s elaborate history with some advanced modifications to fit the futuristic era in which the game is set.

Some are already saying that this title has the potential to be the most satisfying Call of Duty, and for those who had a lot of fun playing Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3 specifically, this game does have a strong similarity and vibe to it and Treyarch hasn’t gotten too complicated and advanced to change too much of the structure.

Here’s a review of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta, by Mesa Sean

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC

Earlier today, Activision and Sledgehammer Games, the developers behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, released brand new information and a brand new trailer for the game’s upcoming Havoc DLC (downloadable content), which will be released to the public on January 27 for Xbox One users.

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This debut DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare features four all-new multiplayer maps, Exo Zombies, a episodic series which is told by Atlas Corporation characters, as well as AE4 Assault Rifle and AE4 Windowmaker custom variant.

Be sure to take a look at the all-new trailer, which was released on January 13.


The four new mutliplayer maps for Advanced Warfare’s Havoc DLC are:

Core: Set in the Gobi desert in the ruins of a nuclear fusion plant. This map also includes “decontamination drones” that players can use to kill their enemies.

Urban: A close-quarters map, Urban is a very vertical map, meaning players will need to hone their exoskeleton abilities to succeed. There’s also a time event when blast doors open, changing sightlines and the map’s overall flow mid-round.

Sideshow: This creepy map with both close-quarters and long lines of sight is set in Wyoming at an abandoned inn. A clown at the center of the map will emit crazy rainbow cannonballs that you can use to wipe out enemies. Watch the trailer above to see this in action.

Drift: Taking place in the Rocky Mountains, this map features a carousel at the middle of it that players can ride to spin around and shoot (or be shot at) from all angles. There’s also a timed event on this map that launches a deadly avalanche, wiping out one area of the map and anyone unlucky enough to be standing there.

Havoc launches January 27 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and will come to other platforms later. It’s included with the $50 Advanced Warfare DLC pass–which also comes with three other expansions–or you can buy it on its own for $15.

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Ranked Play

As of January 9, 2015, the first season of ranked play on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s online multiplayer service has begun. Treyarch, the developer of multiple Call of Duty titles in past years, originally installed this system of competitive public matchmaking with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s “League Play”. However, Sledgehammer Games, the brains behind the latest chapter of the series, has modified Treyarch’s original setup to their liking, and to much of the public’s as well.

Users will be given the opportunity to climb through several divisions, beginning with “Bronze” and ending with “Grand Master”, which consists of the top one-hundred players on that platform/console. Moving up to the next division is not such an easy task as it was in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 either: To be promoted to the next division, players will have to acquire 100 division points, as well as win two out of three division promotion challenge matches. Each win in ranked play awards a range of 15-25 points, and each loss will subtract 10-20 points.

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The 1st season ends January 31st. You have until then to battle your way through the ladder and reach the prestigious rank of “Grand Master”. Can it be done? Pick up the controller and find out for yourself.

Halo 5: Guardians Beta: My Take

343 Industries has manufactured yet another masterpiece in the storied and legendary Halo series. Halo 5: Guardians will be arriving on the Xbox One console in the fall of 2015, and the multiplayer beta, which has been up since December 29, 2014, is scheduled to reach its completion on January 18th, 2015. In the past few weeks, I’ve spent a great deal of time trying my hand at the newest installment in the series, and although I’ve always been much more of a Call of Duty fan than that of Halo, I must say it’s been an enjoyable experience.

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First off, the graphics are more crisp and clear than ever before, which can always be expected with a newer game. It’s safe to say that this is truly a Halo game. The game play, movement, map structure, and just about every other aspect has been derived from past titles. Unlike Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare compared to its predecessors, Halo 5: Guardians is just a slightly advanced version of past Halo’s, basically.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing classic Slayer as well as Breakout, a playlist that involves a best of 7 series of one-life rounds (Like Call of Duty’s Search and Destroy). If you’ve been a Halo fan throughout the years, or even if you’ve just begun to play recently, this is a game that’ll be very prominent upon its release in the Xbox kingdom.

Do you like to play Halo:MCC and need a teammate from time to time? Be sure to add me on Xbox and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. I’m always down to play with friends and followers!

GT: iMeebo

MLG Call of Duty: Ghosts Pro League Season 3

Season 3 is here! The MLG Call of Duty: Ghosts Pro League draft starts Monday, July 14 at 7pm EDT on MLG.tv. If you’re interested in checking out the draft, head over to MLG.tv  and see how this season’s rosters stack up! Over the course of the next three months, these twelve teams will compete for a total of $50,000 in prizes, with the first place victors taking home $20,000. Below is a list of the 12 teams and the order in which they will go in the Season 3 draft:

Draft Order

1.   JusTus

2.   eLevate eSports

3.   Rise Nation

4.   OpTic Nation

5.   Denial eSports

6.   Radius Gaming

7.   Team Kaliber

8.   FaZe

9.   Team EnVyUs

10. Curse

11. OpTic Gaming

12. Evil Geniuses

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For more information on the draft details, eligibility, etc. click this sentence. 

 

 

BigTymer Retires

Will “BigTymer” Johnson is one of the most legendary Call of Duty professionals of all time. Since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was one of Major League Gaming‘s pro circuit titles, he has amassed an incredible number of championships and impressive placements. Throughout the past few years, BigTymer has become the longest standing member of OpTic Gaming‘s competitive team. During Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s reign, Johnson was apart of the OpTic squad that dominated each and every major event they participated in, excluding a second place finish to TCM Gaming in an EGL final. Over the past few years, BigTymer has become widely regarded as one of the most dominant Call of Duty competitors in the world. Yesterday however, in a YouTube video announcement that shocked his followers, Will “BigTymer” Johnson announced his retirement from competitive Call of Duty.

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Contrary to popular belief, BigTymer has stated that his retirement comes not as a result of his team’s performance, but due to mental and physical strain that comes with trying to be a great competitor. Although he is stepping away from the competitive scene, he has said that shall be in a positive way as it will allow him to do creative things with gaming and with his followers, both through his YouTube and Twitch.TV accounts. UMG Philadelphia, an event that is scheduled for this weekend (January 4-5), will be BigTymer’s final time competing as a member of OpTic Gaming.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the video of BigTymer’s Retirement Announcement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y_wySAgU7Q&feature=youtu.be&a

Curse Gaming “Family Feud”

Curse Gaming, a prestigious eSports organization which specializes in competition for League of Legends as well as Call of Duty. Just weeks ago, the Call of Duty division for the institution announced that they would be composed of two separate teams. These squads would be stationed in “team houses”, with one being located in New York and the other in Las Vegas. This situation will provide a large amount of opportunities for the Curse Gaming organization in the future, and it seems as though one has already presented itself. Whereas teams such as OpTic Gaming performed their “OpTic Grind” to begin Call of Duty: Ghosts, Curse has decided to go with a smaller event that is sure to draw a large amount of attention nonetheless. A few days ago, Curse’s Call of Duty network announced via Twitter that they would be having an event known as the “Curse CoD Family Feud”.

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So, what will this event entail? The “Family Feud” event will feature both of Curse’s Call of Duty squads, New York and Las Vegas, squaring off in a best of five series of top-notch competitive gaming. It will be held on November 20th at 8 P.M. EST/ 5 P.M. PST. The rule set for the series will be that of Major League Gaming’s, and the teams will be sure to show no mercy to their brethren. As far as we know, another event such as this may not occur! If you would like one to however, be sure to tune in and help the competition gain more attention, in hopes to entice the organization to host another. Who will you be rooting for? Which Curse Call of Duty team is the best!?

Curse New York:

TwiZz

Blfire

John

ASSASS1N

Curse Las Vegas:

MiRx

Parasite

NameLeSs

Stainville