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Assault Was Sick During Evil Geniuses CWL Championships Win

Published: 28/Aug/2018 9:22 Updated: 28/Aug/2018 10:08

by Matt Porter

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Evil Geniuses have released the latest episode of their Call of Duty focused documentary series, Up To Speed, and in it revealed that AR player Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia was ill during their victorious weekend at the 2018 CWL Championship.

Garcia, who is EG’s main assault rifle player, confirmed in the episode that he took ill after their historic victory over OpTic Gaming on Day 2 of the tournament. Suffering from a cold and a fever, Assault persevered and was crowned Astro Gaming MVP for the tournament, as his squad secured $600,000 and those all important championship rings with a victory over Team Kaliber in the Grand Final.

As Evil Geniuses headed into bracket play, footage shows Assault complaining about the severity of his cold, stating “I can’t breathe” and, before their match against Team EnVy, that he “feels like shit”.

The episode, produced by Joe Fries, begins at the end of pool play, as Evil Geniuses kept their CWL Championships dream alive with a 3-0 decimation of OpTic Gaming, dumping the Green Wall out of the tournament. The cameras follow the team as they progress through the weekend, eventually culminating in their victory over tK and the celebrations that followed their triumph.

The documentary provides a fascinating insight into the work that goes on behind-the-scenes of a professional Call of Duty team. At numerous points, Evil Geniuses coach Embry ‘Bevil’ Bevils is seen passing information on to the squad, about their own performance, but also important information about opponents playstyles.

We’re also shown what EG have referred to as a “Research and Development” meeting, as the team, along with Bevils, is seen discussing map vetoes ahead of their Winners Bracket Final match against Team Kaliber.

Evil Geniuses success at the CWL Championships looked almost impossible after just the second day of tournament play. Facing almost certain elimination, EG swept reigning CWL Champions OpTic Gaming without losing a map, then worked their way through the Winners Bracket to finally lift the trophy.

Up To Speed provides viewers with a look behind the curtain of one of the greatest stories in Call of Duty history, and is a must watch for fans of Call of Duty esports.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 21:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.