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BigTymeR explains OpTic departure in emotional video

Published: 8/Sep/2019 21:39 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 23:19

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty since 2014, long-time fans will remember his dominant playing career with OpTic that earned him nine championships in five years. At one time his accomplishments made him the highest-earning Call of Duty player with over $400,000 in winnings.

Since his playing career, BigTymeR has essentially led the spirit of the OpTic brand with YouTube videos and content creation of all kinds. But changes in OpTic has signaled that it’s time to move on from the Greenwall.

via BigTymeR YouTubeThe longtime OpTic member is moving on from the org.

His September 8 announcement looked back at some of the best moments in his OpTic career both as a player and content specialist, while delivering a heartfelt goodbye to the brand.

“Officially as of September 1st, I am no longer a part of OpTic Gaming,” BigTymeR said after noting special projects in the works as the reason for his small YouTube hiatus. “I think most people have come to that conclusion.”

Although it seems like he’s in good spirits, the former OpTic member noted the tragic irony of him announcing the news in the Texas city.

“What do I say?” BigTymeR said. “I’m here in Dallas. It’s funny because Dallas was the place that (Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Joe ‘MerK’ Deluca) and I all decided to do the original OpTic house and move to Chicago. ”

The setting for a decision that eventually exploded the Greenwall into prominence “was the final resting place for OpTic Gaming,” according to BigTymeR.

(Timestamp at 3:16 for mobile viewers)

While BigTymeR believes that the new management taking over OpTic “seem to be pretty capable” and that the name “is in good hands,” he noted what every fan has been feeling: that it’s just going to be different.

There has been a massive exodus of world-class players and talented content creators from the Greenwall ever since the Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic-parent company Infinite Esports in June 2019.

Notable members like Marcus ‘MBoZe’ Blanks and Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards have similarly left the org, as massive restructuring was imminent after IGC’s purchase.

It wasn’t all bad news for BigTymeR fans however, as he reassured his following that he’ll be ramping up the content again soon.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Rebirth

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Rebirth, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Rebirth. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

Screenshot of a Reddit conversation
Screenshot via Reddit
The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.