A series of recent tweets by KFC Gaming, the satirical gaming Twitter account of the fast-food chain, revealed that the company is planning to announce something pertaining to Call of Duty in the near future.
In the first tweet, which went out on Saturday, KFC showed a scrambled image of a Call of Duty character aiming down the cites of what looks to be an assault or sniper rifle. This image is overlayed with a faint KFC-branded CoD logo.
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— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) January 12, 2019
KFC quickly followed up with yet another Twitter teaser, this time a short video that confirmed initial Call of Duty speculation.
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— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) January 13, 2019
While the 8-second video doesn’t necessarily spell out what KFC is planning, a screenshot suggests a battle royale tournament series for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is in the works.
The teaser also includes the names of 15 popular CoD streamers. As first compiled by Dexerto, the following players are mentioned:
The idea of a KFC-sponsored or hosted Blackout event wouldn’t be that far-fetched of an idea, as Doritos has already shown that major brands can successfully host a Blackout esports event.
Given the popularity of Blackout, many in the competitive gaming community have been asking for a dedicated esports tournament series. The Call of Duty World League (CWL) has already confirmed that Blackout won’t be part of the tournaments this season, so KFC could stand to be a major winner if they launch such a series with significant money behind it.