100 Thieves' Octane Reveals More About Leaving OpTic Gaming - "I don't even know why I got dropped" - Dexerto
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100 Thieves’ Octane Reveals More About Leaving OpTic Gaming – “I don’t even know why I got dropped”

Published: 8/Sep/2018 12:46

by Calum Patterson

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The newest member of 100 Thieves, Sam “Octane” Larew has discussed his time on OpTic Gaming, which was short lived, and why it came to an end, as he made the move to 100T.

It was a surprise to some fans when 100 Thieves announced Octane as the third addition to their team, but Octane’s time on OpTic wasn’t cut short voluntarily, he was in fact dropped from the roster, he revealed shortly after the change.

This news was even more surprising, as it was thought 100 Thieves had approached OpTic about buying Octane, but according to the player himself, the offer from 100T came after he had already been dropped.

During a recent live stream, Octane went into more details surrounding the roster move.

“Obviously, me getting dropped wasn’t the ideal situation, we sucked, we got last at champs, last at playoffs, like obviously a change needed to happen. So, I’m in arguably a better position now than I was on OpTic. 

And as for why I got dropped? Guys, I don’t even know why I got dropped.”

He also went on to explain that he in fact approached 100 Thieves founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, about his joining his team, rather than the other way around.

“Guys, I approached [Nadeshot]. Like there was no buyout – Matt didn’t say that he wanted me and then OpTic gave me away.

I got dropped, without another option, and then I approached Matt. There was no buyout of my contract. I was dropped, and I went and pursued other options. That’s what happened.”

Finally, although OpTic’s new roster has not been announced, Octane did give his view on the speculative additions of Brandon “Dashy” Otell and Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly.

This isn’t to say that this will be OpTic’s roster, although it has been heavily rumored to be, Octane is only giving his opinion should it happen – and he isn’t exactly optimistic for OG.

For now, roster are still being tentatively put together and announced, partly due to the possible announcement of 5v5, which could change things up entirely, going into the Black Ops 4 season.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.