Days like today are sad to write about. The Call of Duty ANZ scene has watched two of the most influential and best players retire.
Jake “Hopey” Hope has retired after a rocky start to Call of Duty: WW2. Writing a statement quote:
MLG have given up on our scene and there are no current events to look forward too. In Infinite Warfare Hopey played for Mindfreak Black at the end of the season and went to COD Champs. Versing some of the best players in the world, even facing OpTic Gaming on the main stage.
– Jake “Hopey” Hope
Hopey’s Career has been filled with many ups and downs over the last eight years. One great memory I personally have is Sydney LAN 2 where he was slaying on the main stage with a sniper in IW against Mindfreak. Everyone couldn’t believe their eyes! He was renamed “The HopeScope”.
Jack “Rival” Prendergast has also unfortunately retired from Call of Duty. Jack has been playing since ACL Brisbane 2014. He was also in the Mindfreak Black team with Hopey. He was also in Chiefs together with Hopey. He says in his statement he has made a lot of friends and will now focus on UNI and Work.
Both players will be dearly missed by the community but I’m sure they will be lurking around, helping the young new players evolve into better players.
Farewell Hopey and Rival!