Clayster Makes Some Bold Claims About the New OpTic and Luminosity Gaming Call of Duty Rosters - Dexerto
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Clayster Makes Some Bold Claims About the New OpTic and Luminosity Gaming Call of Duty Rosters

Published: 25/May/2018 11:40 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:43

by Ross Deason

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Veteran Call of Duty pro James ‘clayster’ Eubanks has stated that the new OpTic Gaming Call of Duty roster could be the current number one team but it doesn’t sound like it’s such plain sailing over at the Luminosity camp.

Clayster, a former OpTic Gaming player himself, currently plies his trade for eUnited and is one of the longest serving members of the competitive Call of Duty scene.

With that in mind, when Clayster makes a claim about another team, player, or other Call of Duty related matter, the community tends to sit up and take notice.

That is exactly what happened when a clip of him discussing the new OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming rosters surfaced on the /r/CoDCompetitive Reddit late on May 24th.

OpTic Gaming made a change to their historic roster following yet another disappointing result at CWL Seattle, replacing Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper with Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew.

FormaL moved on to Luminosity Gaming to fill the spot that Octane vacated and fans have been excited to see an intense rivalry between the two teams for the rest of the year. However, Clayster’s comments make it sound like that rivalry will be rather one sided.

“Who looks better in scrims, OG or LG? OG by far, LG’s some booboo now. Nah, OpTic’s the best team in the game right now. Could be online though, could be honeymoon, could be the fact that they’re teeing up for scrims […]”

High praise indeed for the new OpTic Gaming roster from the 2015 Call of Duty World Champion. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Luminosity are having such a smooth transition.

The true test for both teams will come when Division B gets underway in Sage 2 of the CWL Pro League on May 29th. Luminosity’s first game will be against Clayster and eUnited, while OpTic Gaming will face off with UNILAD. They won’t play each other until the conclusion of that week’s matches on May 31st.

The full clip of Clayster discussing the new rosters, from his point of view, can be found below.

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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.