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Chino explains OpTic Gaming CDL situation after getting benched again

Published: 7/Jul/2020 0:41 Updated: 7/Jul/2020 0:51

by Albert Petrosyan

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Veteran pro player Martin Chino has provided an update on his situation with OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in the Call of Duty League.

After being forced to the fringes of the bench at the start of the newly formed Call of Duty League, Chino was given a chance at redemption when he was promoted to the starting lineup in May.

However, it appears that his stint as a member of the main squad has been short-lived, as the longtime competitor posted a video on July 6 strongly suggesting he’d been relegated to the substitute’s role yet again.

“Last night, I was pretty upset, mad, angry, frustrated, but at the end of the day, those guys are some of my best friends and my teammates,” he said. “If they felt the decisions were the best for the team, I’m not going to be frustrated by it. It’s just hard.”

“Who knows, maybe I’ll get a chance to play at Champs or something like that if the team needs me, and next year, hopefully, I can become a starter and try do my best with what I’m given.”

This video comes after Chino expressed his frustrations in a series of July 5 tweets, which a lot of fans interpreted as a sign that he’d been removed from the lineup, even though no roster changes have been officially announced.

“Never appreciated, always a second option,” he wrote. “Tired of not putting myself first.”

After starting the season on the OGLA bench, along with fellow veteran Goonjar, Chino was brought in to replace the struggling JKap in the Green Wall’s starting lineup. The team showed instant signs of improvements, advancing all the way to the grand final of the Florida Home Series before another top-four finish at CDL Seattle.

However, that success quickly evaporated when they were eliminated in the first round of the most recent tournament – hosted by Paris Legion – after many were starting to rekindle the same high expectations they had for the squad from prior to the season.

The question now turns to who will be replacing the veteran in the lineup; all indications are that OpTic will not be bringing back JKap and instead are looking to sign two players from the amateur Challengers circuit, a strategy that has worked for other teams like the Subliners (Mack) and Mutineers (Owakening).

According to reports, the two amateurs that OGLA are considering are Drazah and Hollow, both of whom currently play for UYU.

OpTic Gaming LAChino and Goonjar were OpTic Gaming LA’s two substitutes to kick off the 2020 CDL season.

We could see one replace Chino while the other is reportedly set to take the place of superstar Dashy, whose inconsistent performances this year have drawn criticism from fans and pundits alike, despite his status as one of the esport’s greats.

Of course, none of this can be considered a done deal until OpTic Gaming make an official announcement, which they haven’t at the time of publication.

It might be a while before we see something like that, however, considering that they won’t be playing in the upcoming New York Home Series and their next appearance won’t be until CDL London July 17.

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Best CR-56 AMAX loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:40 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 15:50

by James Busby

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The CR-56 AMAX is a great gun choice to utilize in Modern Warfare for those who value mobility. Here, we break down two of the strongest CR-56 loadouts you should be using. 

While the Fennec SMG has proved popular amongst those who favor the run and gun playstyle, the CR-56 AMAX gives players more ranged precision and damage for sacrificing speed. The Galil, now known as the CR-56 AMAX, aims to shake up the current assault rifle meta, giving players another option outside of the incredibly popular Grau 5.56 and M4A1 loadouts

The Galil dominated foes in the multiplayer battlefields of Black Ops 1, allowing players to kill targets in just three shots. As a result, this deadly assault rifle became popular for those that wanted to wrack up high kill counts. While the CR-56 AMAX has lost its original name, it still packs a real punch in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. In order to help you get the most out of the CR-56 AMAX, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to gain a competitive edge. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost your ranged damage with these CR-56 AMAX attachments.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Unlike Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer maps, the vast frozen landscapes of Verdansk require players to test their medium to long-range shooting. While the initial dash for loot results in plenty of close-quarters firefights, you’ll also need a weapon that can effectively deliver lethal rounds at a distance should you wish to keep your enemies at bay. 

As a result, this loadout is all about pushing the CR-56 AMAX to its ranged limits, while also keeping your ADS speed to a minimum. First up is the Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Zodiac S440. These two attachments drastically increase your effective damage range, reduce the CR-56 AMAX’s recoil, and speed up its bullet travel time. While these attachments may increase your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you need to land those all-important ranged head and body shots. 

The VLK 3.0x Optic is great for a higher zoom level, giving you a greater edge when attacking from a distance, at a slight sacrifice of ADS speed.

The Commando Foregrip keeps the gun stable when aiming down sights and firing, while the XRK CR-56 Stippled Wrap greatly decreases your overall ADS time and sprint to fire speed. Not only will these attachments help keep your shots on target, they will also give you the ADS speed needed to be competitive in close-quarter fights.  

Lastly, the 45 Round Mags supply players with more than enough bullets to shred through even the most well-armored of foes. Having the extra rounds will also keep you from needing to reload every second, so if you wish to avoid any frustrating deaths, then make sure you equip this attachment. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoUse this loadout when you want to rival Modern Warfare’s close-quarter SMGs.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • CR-56 EXO
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer favors close to medium range firefights, so this loadout is all about buffing the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed and lowering the gun’s recoil. 

The CR-56 EXO stock drastically lowers the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed while increasing your ADS strafe, allowing you to quickly deliver a highly accurate spray of bullets in just a blink of an eye. While this attachment won’t stop you from falling prey to the popular MP5 and Fennec loadouts, it will increase your odds of survival when encountering the SMGs. 

The XRK Zodiac S440, Commando Foregrip, and 45 Round Mags are the three most optimal attachments here, so make sure you build around these for a new loadout.


If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.