Nadeshot vs H3CZ: OpTic’s rivalry with 100 Thieves begins @ CDL Kickoff Classic - Dexerto
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Nadeshot vs H3CZ: OpTic’s rivalry with 100 Thieves begins @ CDL Kickoff Classic

Published: 22/Jan/2021 18:27 Updated: 25/Jan/2021 12:03

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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Though it’s been a long off-season for the Call of Duty competitive scene, Activision’s 2021 CDL is just over the horizon, kicking off on February 11th. Prior to this, fans will get a first look at how their favorite teams are likely to perform with the arrival of the CDL Kickoff Classic.

As the Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic marks the start of the 2021 season, we preview the event and what could become one of the biggest rivalries in Call of Duty history. After spending years as the face of OpTic Gaming, Nadeshot is back in competitive Call of Duty with his new LA Thieves franchise, and will face off against OpTic Chicago, who is now back under the ownership of H3CZ.

As OpTic Chicago and LA Thieves are set to do battle in the final match of the Kickoff Classic Day 2, will the student pull one over on his mentor once again?

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With the CDL focusing this year on Activision’s latest installment, Black Ops Cold War, PC and controller-focused play alongside 4v4 match-ups aim to shake up the new season. The return of Treyarch maps will also, no doubt, be one of the biggest changes for the pro players to face, as we see the iconic Raid returning for the first time since Black Ops 2.

Gameplay changes aren’t all to expect, though, as huge roster shake-ups during the off-season look to be a huge treat for fans, with the Huntsmen being rebranded to represent the Green Wall in 2021. While 48 players are looking to claim the top spot of the event, there are also plenty of individuals to keep an eye out for. Clayster and Shotzzy no doubt being on everyone’s radar during the event.

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