Call of Duty: WWII will be released on November 3 and teams have already started with their preparations for the upcoming season that will feature the new title in this franchise. Several teams have already made significant changes in their rosters to prepare for the upcoming season as best as possible. With the introduction of WWII into the eSports scene, some very familiar faces from the competitive Call of Duty scene are set to make their comebacks.
The prospects of playing new Call of Duty competitively has been more than good for all players. It includes those who retired from professional gaming several years ago. Yesterday, it was revealed that some of the biggest Call of Duty: Black Ops legends will be making their comeback for Call of Duty: World War II.
Putting Retirement on Hold
Emmanuel ‘Pikachu’ Correira, Matthew ‘Mpaac’ Ball, and Ben ‘Domo’ Shives were some of the most talented Call of Duty players back in 2010 and 2011. At that time Black Ops was the official game of the competition. With the introduction of Infinite Warfare, these three players decided that it was time for them to call it a quit. So they decided to retire from the competitive Call of Duty.
However, after six years, these players are planning to return to competitive Call of Duty. This has been officially confirmed by Domo who twitted that they are looking for another player for their team to compete in CoD: WWII. Besides that, Domo also announced that they are also looking for an organization to represent in that competition.
For those not familiar with these players, back in 2011, they were playing for Force. They managed to reach the grand finals of the MLG Columbus but were defeated by OpTic Gaming. After that, all three players took their own paths in the competition. But in their careers, all three players won many different Call of Duty tournaments which makes their return very exciting.
The Advantage of Experience
Back in 2011, all three of these players were very young and they made mistakes just like any other young player in every eSports competition. This time around, however, Domo, Pikachu, and Mpaac are older players. They have huge experience that will bring a lot of benefits for them in the matches.
All three players retired in 2011 but they remained very close friends during all that time. In one way or another, all three players remained involved in the Call of Duty scene. Pikachu stated that their main goal is to compete on a big stage and to win the Call of Duty World Championship. However, they understand that things have changed in Call of Duty eSports and that it will not be easy to achieve this goal. But they seem to be ready to work hard and practice as much as necessary.
The determination, motivation, and the desire to compete might be crucial aspects of these players’ return to the competitive Call of Duty scene. At this moment, the competitive CoD is ruthless and it does not allow any mistakes. In order to be the best, you have to defeat the best and that is never an easy task.